What Happened on October 4, 1989

Historical Events

  • MLB San Francisco 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 (50 Shades of Grey), and daughter of Melanie Griffith & Don Johnson, born in Austin, Texas
  • Kimmie Meissner, American figure skater (World Championship gold, 2006 (singles)), born in Bel Air, Maryland
  • Lil Mama [Niatia Jessica Kirkland], American rapper (VYP: Voice of the Young People), born in NYC, New York
  • Tei Shi [Valerie Teicher Barbosa], Colombian-Canadian singer-songwriter, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Born in 1989

Famous Deaths

  • Graham Chapman, British comedian and screenwriter (Monty Python; Life of Brian), dies of cancer at 48

SecretariatSecretariat (1970-1989)

American thoroughbred race horse (Triple Crown, 1973), euthanized while suffering from laminitis at 19

About October 4, 1989

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 8 months and 1 day
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