August 20, 1989 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • Dredger "Bow Belle" collides with pleasure boat "Marchioness" on the River Thames in central London; the "Marchioness" sinks in 30 seconds, drowning 51
  • Janet B Evans swims female world record 800m freestyle (8:16.22)
  • Said Aouita runs world record 3,000 m (7:29.45)

Deaths in History

  • George Adamson [Baba ya Simba - "Father of Lions"], British conservationist (Born Free), murdered in Kenya at 82