On This Day

What Happened on September 4, 1989

Historical Events

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

Telethon

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

  • Monday demonstrations demanding political reforms begin at St Nicholas's church in Leipzig, East Germany, would later be replicated around the country

Famous Weddings

Björn Borg

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

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
1989 Highlights

About September 4, 1989

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Labor Day (United States), Labour Day (Canada)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Virgo