On This Day

What Happened on October 3, 1989

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Hall of fameHall of Fame

Darryl Sittler, Vladislav Tretiak, and Herbie Lewis are inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame as players, along with builders Alan Eagleson and Father David Bauer

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oakland Raiders promote 42 year old Art Shell as the first African-American to be an NFL head coach in modern times; takes over from Mike Shanahan

NFL Head Coach Mike Shanahan
NFL Head Coach
Mike Shanahan

BattleCoup d'├ętat

Panamanian Defense Force attempted coup of Manuel Noriega fails

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega

Famous Deaths

  • Del Wool [Adelaide Hazelwood], American country musician, dies at 69
  • Joseph Wybran, Belgian physician/Jews foreman, murdered
  • Norman Yardley, English cricket batsman and captain (20 Tests; Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1948), dies of a stroke at 74