On This Day

What Happened on October 22, 1989

Historical Events

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

Sports History

Over-competitive McLaren teammates 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

  • 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
1989 Highlights

About October 22, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra