On This Day

What Happened on September 3, 1989

Historical Events

Sports History

American tennis star Chris Evert beats 15-year-old Monica Seles 6-0, 6-2 in a 4th round match for her 101st and last US Open singles victory

  • Iljushin-62 crashes down on residential area of Havana, 170 die

Musical Finale

Stephen Sondheim's musical "Into the Woods" closes at Martin Beck Theater, NYC, after 764 performances and 3 Tony Award wins


Famous Deaths

  • Gaetano Scirea, Italian soccer defender (78 caps, FIFA World Cup 1982; Juventus 377 games), dies in a car accident at 36
  • Rip Sewell, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1943–46; NL wins leader 1943; Pittsburgh Pirates 1938–49), dies at 82
1989 Highlights

About September 3, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 2 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Virgo