On This Day

What Happened on September 30, 1989

Historical Events

  • NASA closes down tracking stations in Hawaii & Ascension

Baseball Record

Nolan Ryan's perfect game broken in 8th, but gets his 300th strikeout

  • Senegambia separates back into Gambia & Senegal
  • Toronto Blue Jays wins AL East title
  • West German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher grants escaping East Germans free passage to the West in speech from West German embassy balcony in Prague

Famous Weddings

Larry Bird

NBA legend Larry Bird (32) weds long-time girlfriend Dinah Mattingly in Terre Haute, Indiana

Famous Deaths

  • Virgil Thomson, American composer and music critic (Four Saints in Three Acts; Louisiana Story), dies at 92
1989 Highlights

About September 30, 1989

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

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra