On This Day

What Happened on October 22, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Denver Nuggets beat Jugoplastika Split 135-129 in 3rd McDonald Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Over-competitive McLaren team mates Alain Prost & Ayrton Senna famously collide and skid into an escape road during Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka; Prost retires from race and claims 3rd Formula 1 World Drivers Championship

Formula 1 Driver Ayrton Senna
Formula 1 Driver
Ayrton Senna
  • Red Khmer occupies Pailin in Cambodia

Famous Deaths

  • Ewan MacColl [James Miller], Scottish folk singer-songwriter (The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face), dies at 74
  • Jacob Wetterling, American kidnapping victim, is kidnapped, assaulted and murdered at 11 by Danny Heinrich. His abduction and murder would remain a mystery for 30 years.
  • Roland Winters [Winternitz], American actor (Mama, Smothers Brothers, Jet Pilot, Meet Millie), dies at 84
  • Tony Manero, American golfer (US Open 1936), dies at 84