What Happened on October 4, 1989

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • SF Giants 1st baseman Will Clark hits first NLCS grand slam since 1977 in 11-3 win v Chicago Cubs; Clark goes 4-for-4 with 2 HRs to tie NLCS RBI record (6) for an entire series in less than 4 innings
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Dakota Johnson, American actress and daughter of Melanie Griffith & Don Johnson, born in Austin, Texas
  • Kimmie Meissner, American figure skater
  • Lil Mama [Niatia Jessica Kirkland], American rapper (VYP: Voice of the Young People), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Graham Chapman, English comedian (Monty Python, Life of Brian), dies of cancer at 48
  • Norman Yardley, cricketer (England captain 1947-50), dies
  • Secretariat, American race horse (b. 1970)