What Happened on October 3, 1989

Historical Events

Hall 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

Sports History

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

Coup d'├ętat

Panamanian Defense Force attempted coup of Manuel Noriega fails


Famous Deaths

  • Del Wool [Adelaide Hazelwood], American country musician, dies at 69
  • Hans Deutgen, Swedish archer (World C'ship gold individual 1947, 48, 49, 50; team 1948), dies at 72
  • 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
1989 Highlights

About October 3, 1989

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 4 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Miss You Much - Janet Jackson
  • UK #1 Song: Ride On Time - Black Box