On This Day

July 20, 1989 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • 93°F, highest overnight low ever recorded in Phoenix Arizona

Historic Event

Burma government puts author Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest

Burmese Politician Aung San Suu Kyi
Burmese Politician
Aung San Suu Kyi
  • Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe's show opens at Washington, D.C.'s Project for the Arts after the Smithsonian Institution's Corcoran Gallery cancels it

Deaths in History

  • Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, commander (French resistance), dies
1989 in History