On This Day

January 29, 1989 in Sports History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in Sport


Sport awardAustralian Men's Tennis Open

Australian Open Men's Tennis: Ivan Lendl wins his first Australian title; beats fellow Czech Miloslav Mecii 6-2, 6-2, 6-2

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Game-winning RBI, official statistic dropped after 9 years of use NY Mets Keith Hernandez is the all-time leader with 129

MLB First Baseman Keith Hernandez
MLB First Baseman
Keith Hernandez
  • NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 34-3; MVP: Randall Cunningham, Philadelphia Eagles, QB

Deaths in Sport

  • Halina Konopacka, Polish discus thrower (Olympic gold 1928), dies at 88