On This Day

What Happened on September 30, 1989

Historical Events

  • NASA closes down tracking stations in Hawaii & Ascension

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird

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? 31 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra