On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 1989

Historical Events

Film Premier

"Roger and Me", the first documentary directed by Michael Moore, premieres at the Telluride Film Festival

Tennis Open

Chris Evert becomes the first player ever to win 100 matches in the US National/Open Tennis Championship by beating Patricia Tarabinia 6-2, 6-4

  • Princess Anne & Mark Phillips announce their separation

Musical Finale

Revival of Cole Porter's musical "Anything Goes" closes at Beaumont Theater, NYC, after 804 performances


Famous Birthdays

  • Juliana Lohmann, Brazilian actress

Famous Deaths

  • A. Bartlett Giamatti, American executive (MLB Commissioner 1989; President Yale University 1978-86), dies of heart attack at 51
  • Tadeusz Sendzimir, American inventor (b. 1894)
1989 Highlights

About September 1, 1989

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 3 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Virgo