On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1989

Historical Events

  • Dallas Cowboy defensive end, Ed "Too Tall" Jones records his 1,000th NFL tackle in a 30-13 defeat to the New York Giants at Texas Stadium

Historic Publication

Danielle Steel’s novel “Daddy” is published

Sports History

MLB batting titles are decided on final day of regular season: AL, Kirby Puckett goes 2-for-5 edges Carney Lansford .339 to .336; NL, Tony Gwynn's 3-for-4 beats Will Clark .336 to .333

  • Thousands of East Germans flee to West Germany

Historic Event

US Army General Colin Powell becomes youngest Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation's highest military position, at 52

  • US Post Office issues a stamp labeling an apatosaurus as a brontosaurus

Famous Birthdays

Brie Larson

Brie Larson [Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers], American actress (Room; Captain Marvel), singer and director, born in Sacramento, California

1989 Highlights

About October 1, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 2 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra