August 23, 1989 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Lewis, Everett, Burrell and Heard run world record 4x200 m (1:19.38)

Deaths in History

  • Mohammed Abed Elhai, Sudanese writer and academic (b. 1944)
  • R. D. Laing, Scottish psychiatrist (anti-psychiatry), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • Yusef Hawkins, shot by 30 whites in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn NY in a racially motivated attack