On This Day

What Happened on September 4, 1989

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 46th Venice Film Festival: "A City of Sadness" directed by Hsiao-hsien Hou debuts and wins the Golden Lion

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jerry Lewis' 24th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $42,737,219

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Tennis star Björn Borg (33) weds rock singer Loredana Berte (39) in a civil wedding

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg

Famous Deaths

  • Georges Simenon, Belgian born writer and director (Maigret detective novels), dies at 86
  • Ronald Syme, New Zealand-born classicist and historian, dies at 86