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1989 in History (Part 4)

Events in History

Events 301 - 400 of 454

  • Aug 20 Said Aouita runs world record 3,000 m (7:29.45)

USAVoyager 2 Spacecraft

Aug 21 Voyager 2 begins a flyby of planet Neptune

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NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft launched atop its Titan/Centaur-7 launch vehicle
NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft launched atop its Titan/Centaur-7 launch vehicle
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  • Aug 22 1st complete ring around Neptune discovered
  • Aug 23 Lewis, Everett, Burrell and Heard run world record 4x200 m (1:19.38)
  • Aug 24 British brewery Bass buys Holiday Inn hotel chain
  • Aug 25 After 12-year, 4-billion-mile journey, Voyager 2 flies over cloudtops of Neptune & its moon Triton, sending back photographs of swamps
  • Aug 25 Mayumi Moriyama becomes Japan's first female cabinet secretary.
  • Aug 26 Trumbull, Conn, is 1st US team since 1983 to win Little League WS
  • Aug 27 100 march through Bensonhurst protesting racial killings
  • Aug 27 89th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Chris Patton
  • Aug 28 1st regular-season matchup of defending Cy Young Award winners
  • Aug 31 Arbitrator T Roberts orders owners to pay $105 million for collusion
  • Sep 1 Princess Anne & Mark Phillips announce their separation

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Sep 2 Reverend Al Sharpton leads a civil rights march through Bensonhurst, Brooklyn

Minister and Civil Rights Activist Al Sharpton
Minister and Civil Rights Activist
Al Sharpton
  • Sep 3 Iljushin-62 crashes down on residential area of Havana, 170 die
  • Sep 4 Monday demonstrations demanding political reforms begin at St Nicholas's church in Leipzig, East Germany, would later be replicated around the country

  • Sep 5 Deborah Norville becomes news anchor of Today Show
  • Sep 6 Amateur Athletic Fed strips Ben Johnson of all track records
  • Sep 6 Police computer accuses 41,000 Parisians of murder/prostitution
  • Sep 8 Mausoleum of Beatrice of Brabant (1288) discovered in Kortrijk, Belgium
  • Sep 8 Norwegian Convair 580 crashes at Jutland in sea (55 murder)
  • Sep 10 East Germans begin their flight to west (via Hungary and Czechoslovakia)
  • Sep 11 Drexel formally pleads guilty to security fraud
  • Sep 11 KSO-AM in Des Moines Iowa changes call letters to KGGO

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Sep 13 Archbishop Desmond Tutu leads biggest anti-apartheid protest march in South Africa

Anglican Archbishop and Activist Desmond Tutu
Anglican Archbishop and Activist
Desmond Tutu
  • Sep 14 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sep 15 The U.S. Congress recognizes Terry Anderson's continued captivity in Beirut.
  • Sep 17 -21] Hurricane Hugo, kills 85 in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Sep 17 Hurricane Hugo begins 4 day sweep through Caribbean, killing 62
  • Sep 18 Hurricane Hugo causes extensive damage in Puerto Rico
  • Sep 19 Chase Manhattan Discovery Center at Brooklyn Botanic Garden opens
  • Sep 19 French DC-10 crashes near Niger, 171 die
  • Sep 20 USAir overshoots runway at LaGuardia Airport in NYC, 2 people die
  • Sep 21 Poland's Sejm (National Assembly) approves prime minister Mazowiecki
  • Sep 22 IRA bomb kills 10 Royal Marines bandsmen in Kent
  • Sep 25 Archaeologists open Titus of Rhine grave in Amsterdam

  • Sep 25 Ronald Harwood's play "Another Time" premieres in London
  • Sep 26 Last Vietnamese soldiers leave Cambodia

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Sep 26 Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze calls for total destruction of Soviet & US chemical weapons

President of Georgia and Soviet Diplomat Eduard Shevardnadze
President of Georgia and Soviet Diplomat
Eduard Shevardnadze
  • Sep 27 Oakland wins AL West & SF wins NL West title
  • Sep 27 Sony purchases Columbia Pictures for $3.4 billion cash
  • Sep 30 NASA closes down tracking stations in Hawaii & Ascension
  • Sep 30 Senegambia separates back into Gambia & Senegal
  • Sep 30 West German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher grants escaping East Germans free passage to the West in speech from West German embassy balcony in Prague
  • Oct 1 Thousands of East Germans flee to West Germany
  • Oct 1 US Post Office issues a stamp labeling an apatosaurus as a brontosaurus

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Oct 1 Danielle Steel’s novel “Daddy” is published

Novelist Danielle Steel
Novelist
Danielle Steel

BattleCoup d'état

Oct 3 Panamanian Defense Force attempted coup of Manuel Noriega fails

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • Oct 4 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 9 Penthouse Magazine's Hebrew edition hits newsstands
  • Oct 13 Dow Jones down 190.58 points

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Oct 15 South African President F. W. de Klerk frees ANC Founder Walter Sisulu and four other political prisoners

South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
  • Oct 16 Bikenibau Paeniu installed as premier of Tuvalu
  • Oct 16 Jan Syse becomes premier of Norway
  • Oct 18 East German state/party leader Erich Honecker resigns
  • Oct 18 Hungary revises its constitution after the fall of its Communist regime
  • Oct 18 US 62nd manned space mission STS 34 (Atlantis 5) launches into orbit
  • Oct 19 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Oct 20 Pakistan win Sharjah Trophy over India & WI on round-robin
  • Oct 20 US Senate impeaches US District Judge Alcee L Hastings
  • Oct 21 Buck Helm found alive after being buried 4 days, in San Francisco earthquake
  • Oct 21 Houston becomes 1st major college team to gain 1000 yards in a game
  • Oct 22 Red Khmer occupies Pailin in Cambodia
  • Oct 23 Browns' Bernie Kosar sets club record with a 97-yard TD pass
  • Oct 23 Hungary proclaims itself a republic & declares communist rule ended
  • Oct 23 US 62nd manned space mission STS 34 (Atlantis 5) returns from space
  • Oct 23 William Nicholson's "Shadowlands" premieres in London
  • Oct 24 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll

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Oct 24 American televangelist Jim Bakker is sentenced to 45 years in prison for fraud but the sentence is later reduced to eight years on appeal

Televangelist Jim Bakker
Televangelist
Jim Bakker
  • Oct 29 NYC MTA opens 63rd street extension to subway
  • Oct 30 August A. Busch III becomes CEO of St Louis Cards
  • Oct 30 Smith Dairy at Orrville Ohio, makes largest milk shake (1,575.2 gal)
  • Oct 31 AR Gurney's play "Love Letters" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 31 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Oct 31 Turgat Ozal elected president of Turkey
  • Oct 31 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Nov 1 Scandinavian Airlines System bans smoking on many flights
  • Nov 3 100s of Bulgarian demonstrate in Sofia for democratic rights
  • Nov 4 Rene Muawad elected president of Lebanon
  • Nov 4 The congress of the Solidarity Party is inaugurated in Sweden. The congress decides, contrary to the proposal of the central committee, not to disband the party.
  • Nov 4 Alexanderplatz demonstrations for political reforms draw over half a million people in East Berlin, significant event that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall
  • Nov 5 Browns' Bernie Kosar sets club record of 16 cons pass completions
  • Nov 6 US marshals & FCC seize pirate radio station WJPL in Brooklyn
  • Nov 7 NYC elects it's 1st African American mayor (David Dinkins) & 1st female comptroller (Elizabeth Holtzman)
  • Nov 8 Douglas Wilder elected 1st African American Governor of Virginia and any state since reconstruction
  • Nov 8 Hong Kong's MTR Lam Tin Station comes into service.
  • Nov 9 East Berlin opens its borders
  • Nov 10 Bulgarian party president Todor Zjikov resigns
  • Nov 10 Germans begin demolishing the Berlin Wall
  • Nov 10 Word Perfect 5.1 is shipped
  • Nov 11 Romanian students protest in Bucharest before the Communist Party congress, shouting "we want reforms", in a sign of the revolution to come
  • Nov 12 Brazil holds its 1st free presidential election in 29 years
  • Nov 15 Bret Saberhagen wins AL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 15 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Nov 16 6 Jesuit priests are killed by El Salvadorian troops
  • Nov 16 South African President F. W. de Klerk announces scrapping of Separate Amenities Act
  • Nov 16 UNESCO adopts the Seville Statement on Violence at the twenty-fifth session of its General Conference.
  • Nov 17 Student demonstration in Prague put down by riot police, leading to an uprising (the Velvet Revolution) that will topple the communist government on Dec. 29
  • Nov 18 Pennsylvania is first to restrict abortions after US Supreme Court gave states the right to do so

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Nov 21 Law banning smoking on most domestic flights signed by US President George H. W. Bush

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush

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