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1989Pope John Paul II beatifies Victoire Rasoamanarivo of Madagascar

19891st playoff goal scored by a goalie, Ron Hextall of Philadelphia

1989Rickey Henderson steals his 800th career base in NY's 4-3 loss to Clev

1989USSR Pres Mikhail S Gorbachev meets Pope John Paul II at the Vatican

1989Despite retiring May 29, Mike Schmidt elected to start All Star game

1989Pete Rozelle announces retirement as NFL commissioner after 29 years

1989Betsy King wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic

1989Betsy King wins LPGA USX Golf Classic

1989Margaret Ray pleads guilty to breaking into David Letterman's house

1989Jerry Lewis' 24th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $42,737,219

1989Law banning smoking on most domestic flights signed by President Bush

1989Minn Twin Kirby Puckett becomes 35th to hit 4 doubles in a game

1989NY Met Darryl Strawberry swings at teammate Keith Hernandez

1989Paul McCartney releases remake of "Ferry Cross the Mersey" in aid of those affected by the Hillsborough disaster, which claimed the lives of 95 Liverpool football fans

1989Lou Piniella is named manager of the Reds, replacing banned Pete Rose

198959th French Womens Tennis Open: A Sanchez Vicario beats S Graf (7-6 3-6 7-5) favored Steffi Graf, also 1st Spaniard to win a grand slam title

1989Beth Daniel wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

1989Wrestlemania V at Trump Plaza, Hulk Hogan beats "Macho Man" Savage

1989Betsy King wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship

1989Weird Al Yankovic records his UHF soundtrack

1989Dino Ciccarelli sets Washington Capital record of 7 pts in a game

1989Howard Johnson joins Barry Bonds & Willie Mays to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases

1989Super Bowl XXIII: San Francisco 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals 20-16 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Jerry Rice, San Francisco, WR

198935th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez

1989Game-winning RBI, official statistic dropped after 9 years of use NY Mets Keith Hernandez is the all-time leader with 129

1989Wayne Gretzky & Martina Navratilova, named athletes of decade by AP

1989Rickey Henderson signs record $3,000,000 per year Oak A's contract

1989109th US Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (76 16 63 76)

1989Glenn Frey joins Don Henley on-stage (for 1st time since 1981)

1989South African President Pieter Botha visits ANC leader Nelson Mandela

1989Betsy King wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open/Helene Curtis Pro-Am

198944th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King

1989Rickey Henderson steals a record 8 bases in a play off (5 games)

1989Larry Bird (Celtics) begins NBA free throw streak of 71 games

1989Beth Daniel wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic

198953rd Golf Masters Championship: Nick Faldo wins, shooting a 283

1989Sherri Turner wins LPGA Orix Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open/Itoki Pro-Am

1989Mikhail Gorbachev elected Executive President in the Soviet Union

1989Former baseball player/manager Leo Durocher injured in a car crash

1989Burma government puts author Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest

1989Michael Chang's French Open tennis win makes him youngest male to go to finals

1989"Baywatch", starring David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson, debuts on NBC

198914 year old actress Drew Barrymore, attempts suicide

19891st free elections in USSR; 190 M votes cast; Boris Yeltsin wins

1989Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic

198916th American Music Award: Randy Travis & George Michael wins

1989Howard Stern's US Open Sores Tennis match

1989Mark McGwire's gets 100th HR, 2nd fastest (1400 at bats) (to Kiner)

1989Nolan Ryan's perfect game broken in 8th, but gets his 300th strikeout

1989Celtic KC Jones & Cavalier Lenny Wilkens elected to NBA Hall of Fame

1989Kareem Abdul-Jabbar plays his last game as a Laker

1989President Reagan pardons George Steinbrenner for illegal funds for Nixon

1989Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Nippon Travel-MBS Golf Classic

1989Paul McCartney releases "Figure of 8" & "Ou Est Le Soleil"

1989Pat Bradley/Bill Glasson win LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic

1989"Dead Poets Society" starring Robin Williams premieres

1989Mike Tyson KOs Carl Williams in 1:33 for heavyweight boxing title

1989Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's last NBA game in Seattle

1989George Harrison releases "Best of Dark Horse 1976-89" album

1989Paul McCartney releases "Flowers in the Dirt"

198959th French Mens Tennis: Michael Chang beats S Edberg (61 36 46 64 62)

1989Baseball announces Reds manager Pete Rose is under investigation

1989Madonna's "Like a Prayer" premieres on worldwide Pepsi commercial

198924th Academy of Country Music Awards: Hank Williams Jr, Alabama

1989Nolan Ryan becomes 2nd pitcher to defeat all 26 teams

1989Rod Stewart hits his head while on stage & knocks himself out

1989103rd US Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats M Navratilova (3-6 7-5 6-1)

1989Rickey Henderson sets AL mark of 50 steals in 9 seasons

198915th People's Choice Awards: Dustin Hoffman & Meryl Streep win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Phylicia Rashad win (TV)

1989Ronald Reagan is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II (honorary knighthood)

1989Pat Bradley wins LPGA AI Star/Centinela Hospital Golf Classic

1989Nolan Ryan strikes out his 5,000th batter (Rickey Henderson)

1989Roger Clemens, Red Sox pitcher signs $7.5M-3 year contract

1989Betsy King wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship

1989Margaret Ray found in David Letterman's home, claims to be his wife

1989Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Minnesota North Stars to the Washington Capitals

1989Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

1989UK physicist Stephen Hawking calls Star Wars a "deliberate fraud"

1989Weird Al Yankovic records "She Drives Like Crazy"

1989Michael Jordan scores his 10,000th NBA point in his 5th season

1989Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken moves into 3rd place (1,208th cons game)

1989After winning his third Super Bowl as head coach of the San Fransisco 49ers, Bill Walsh retires

1989Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt, 39, retires

1989Reagan becomes 1st pres elected in a "0" year, since 1840, to leave office alive

198961st Academy Awards - "Rainman", Dustin Hoffman & Jodie Foster win

1989Rev Al Sharpton leads a civil rights march through Bensonhurst

198971st PGA Championship: Payne Stewart shoots 276 at Kemper Lakes GC Ill

1989Tennis superstar Bjorn Borg, apparently attempts suicide in Milan

1989Chris Evert defeats 15-year-old Monica Seles for her 101st & last US Tennis Open singles victory

1989Nolan Ryan blows a no hitter in 9th inning

1989The longest-running American sitcom the simpsons had its debut.

1989Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and US President George H. W. Bush, declare the Cold War over

1989Deion Sanders returns a punt 68 yards for a touchdown, the first in his career

1989Chris Evert last US Open match, she is defeated by Zina Garrison

198963rd Australian Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Helena Sukova (6-4 6-4)

198977th Australian Men Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Miloslav Mecir (62 62 62)

1989US Senate rejects President Bush's nomination of John Tower as Defense Secretary

1989Pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling

1989Nelson Mandela receives a BA from University of South Africa

1989Beth Daniel wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic

1989Wayne Gretzky wins his 9th NHL Hart (MVP) Trophy in 10 years

1989George Brett gets his 2,500th hit

1989Donald Trump purchases Eastern's Northeast Shuttle

1989In 2nd start since after cancer treatment, Giants Dave Dravecky breaks his pitching arm while throwing to Tim Raines

1989"Doogie Howser, M.D.", starring Neil Patrick Harris as a teenage physician, debuts on ABC

1989Johnny Bench & Carl Yastrzemski elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

1989George Harrison releases "Cheer Down" & "Poor Little Girl"

1989Sportscasting legend Vin Scully broadcasts 23 innings in two different cities on one day

1989Yank owner George Steinbrenner meets with Pope John Paul II

1989Wayne Gretzky passes Marcel Dionne to become NHL's 2nd all time scorer

1989Mike Tyson is ticketed for driving 71 MPH in 30 mile zone in Albany

1989President Bush orders nearly 2,000 troops to Panama

1989Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester Golf International

19891st time since 1948 a player hit 6 consecutive doubles (Kirby Puckett)

1989David Letterman becomes 1st network TV series to use dolby stereo

1989Dallas Cowboys fire coach Tom Landry after a 29-year career

1989Soviet president Mikhail S Gorbachev & Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping ended a 30-year rift when they formally met in Beijing

1989Mary Martin in "Peter Pan" 1st seen on TV since 1973

1989Nolan Ryan pitches his 2nd one-hitter this season & 11th overall

1989Beth Daniel wins LPGA Greater Washington Golf Open

1989"Bounty Bowl", the Philadelphia Eagles defeat the Dallas Cowboys 27-0 on Thanksgiving in an ill-tempered game that featured several scuffles and injuries, after which Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson accuses Eagles coach Buddy Ryan of placing bounties on players

1989Pete Rose meets with Commissioner Ueberroth to discuss his gambling

1989Laura Davies wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open

1989Paul McCartney releases "This One"

1989Jerry Lee Lewis gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

1989Yankees trade Rickey Henderson to A's for Plunk, Cadaret & Polonia

1989NHL's NY Rangers fire GM & coach Phil Esposito

1989Cleveland Indians Joe Carter has his 4th 3 HR game

1989 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
NYC transit fare rises from $1.00 to $1.15 
Jan 1
Year of the Young Reader begins 
Jan 2
Notre Dame beats West Virginia for college football championship 
Jan 2
UCLA wins a record 7th consecutive bowl game 
Jan 3
Jim & Tammy Bakker return to TV (Oy Vey!) 
Jan 3
Russian newspaper Izvestia gets its 1st commercial advertisement 
Jan 4
Comet Tempel 1 at perihelion 
Jan 4
US F-14s shoot down 2 Libyan jet fighters over Mediterranean 
Jan 4
VP Bush is 1st since VP Van Buren to declare himself president 
Jan 5
2 French TV newsmen arrested for trying to plant fake bombs on 3 airlines at JFK airport in security test 
Jan 5
Baseball signs $400M with ESPN, showing 175 games in 1990 
Jan 7
Akhito becomes emperor of Japan 
Jan 7
International Conference on Limitation of Chemical Weapons opens in Paris 
Jan 7
NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers longest win streak (11) 
Jan 7
Cleve Cavs block 21 NY Knick shots tying NBA regulation game record 
Jan 8
"42nd Street" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 3,486 perfs 
Jan 8
"Starlight Express" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 761 perfs 
Jan 8
Boeing 737-400 crashes at Kegworth, England, 46 die 
Jan 8
Soviet Union promises to eliminate stockpiles of chemical weapons 
Jan 8
Beginning of Japanese Heisei era. 
Jan 9
"Pat Sajak Show" premieres on CBS 
Jan 9
Johnny Bench & Carl Yastrzemski elected to Baseball Hall of Fame 
Jan 11
140 nations agree to ban chemical weapons (poison gas, etc) 
Jan 11
Denver Nuggets' rookie Jerome Lane misses 7 free throws in a game against Milwaukee, one missed by 2 feet 
Jan 11
Kindergarten student caught with loaded handgun at Bronx school 
Jan 12
6 claim to survive in rubble, 35 days after Armenian quake (hoax) 
Jan 12
Idi Amin expelled from Zaire 
Jan 13
"Ryan's Hope" ends 13½ year run on ABC-TV 
Jan 13
Computers across Britain hit by "Friday the 13th"/Jerusalem virus 
Jan 13
Jerry Parks, Oklahoma defensive back, charged with shooting a teammate 
Jan 13
Ruins of Mashkan-shapir (occupied 2050-1720 BC) found in Iraq 
Jan 13
Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz begins 1-year jail sentence 
Jan 14
"Romance/Romance" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 297 perfs 
Jan 14
1,000 muslims burn Salman Rushdies' "Satanic Verses" in Bradford England 
Jan 14
29 year old French woman gives birth to sextuplets in Paris 
Jan 14
Former Belgian premier Paul Vanden Boeynants kidnapped 
Jan 15
"Ain't Misbehavin'" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 176 perfs 
Jan 15
Betsy King wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic 
Jan 15
Big John Studd wins WWF's 1st Royal Rumble 
Jan 15
Cerberal Palsy telethon raises 22,600,000 
Jan 15
10th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins the Golden CableACE for "Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam" 
Jan 16
Police arrest writer Vaclav Havel in Prague 
Jan 16
USSR announces plan for 2-yr manned mission to Mars 
Jan 16
5th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins 
Jan 17
Al Arbour wins his 600th NHL game as coach 
Jan 17
Gunman opens fire in California schoolyard; 5 students slain, 30 wounded 
Jan 17
Murden & Metz are 1st women to reach South Pole overland (on skis) 
Jan 17
Phoenix Suns cancel game at Miami Heat, due to racial unrest in Miami 
Jan 18
Astronomers discover pulsar in remnants of Supernova 1987A (LMC) 
Jan 18
IBM announces earnings up 10.4% in 1988 
Jan 18
Otis Redding, Dion, Rolling Stones, Temptations & Stevie Wonder 
Jan 18
West Indies beat Australia 2-1 to win the World Series Cup 
Jan 19
President Reagan pardons George Steinbrenner for illegal funds for Nixon 
Jan 20
George H W Bush inaugurated as 41st US President & Dan Quayle becomes 44th Vice President 
Jan 20
Wayne Holdsworth takes a wicket 1st ball in 1st-class cricket 
Jan 20
Reagan becomes 1st pres elected in a "0" year, since 1840, to leave office alive 
Jan 21
A woman is assaulted & raped in room of an Oklahoma football player 
Jan 21
Wayne Gretzky passes Marcel Dionne to become NHL's 2nd all time scorer 
Jan 22
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Jan 22
Super Bowl XXIII: San Francisco 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals 20-16 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Jerry Rice, San Francisco, WR 
Jan 22
After winning his third Super Bowl as head coach of the San Fransisco 49ers, Bill Walsh retires 
Jan 23
Challenge to "who is a Jew" law filed in Israeli Supreme Court 
Jan 23
NBA New Jersey Nets begin a 32+ game road losing streak 
Jan 24
1st reported case of AIDS transmitted by heterosexual oral sex 
Jan 25
Augusto Alcalde, 1st South American Zen teacher, receives Dharma Transmission 
Jan 25
Michael Jordan scores his 10,000th NBA point in his 5th season 
Jan 25
Yank owner George Steinbrenner meets with Pope John Paul II 
Jan 26
"Black & Blue" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 829 performances 
Jan 26
AT&T reports 1st loss in 103 years; $1.67 B in 1988 
Jan 26
Allan Border takes 7-46 against the West Indies at the SCG 
Jan 26
Madison Sq Garden announces 2-year $100 M renovation plan 
Jan 26
Test debut of Mark Taylor, Australia v West Indies, Sydney 
Jan 26
US computer security expert warns of catastrophic virus 
Jan 27
German war criminals Fischer & Aus der Funten freed 
Jan 27
Kevin Johnson (Phoenix) begins NBA free throw streak of 57 games 
Jan 27
Okla's linebacker, Mark VanKeirsblilck assaults an Ok grad student 
Jan 28
46th Golden Globes: Rainman, Working Girl 
Jan 28
63rd Australian Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Helena Sukova (6-4 6-4) 
Jan 28
Boon completes 7th Test century, 149 v WI at SCG 
Jan 29
77th Australian Men Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Miloslav Mecir (62 62 62) 
Jan 29
Cleveland's Chris Dudley misses 5 free throws during 1 foul attempt 
Jan 29
Dottie Mochrie wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic 
Jan 29
Dow jumps 38.06 recoups 508-pt loss since Oct 1987; index at 2,256.43 
Jan 29
Episcopal Church of the United States appoints Barbara Harris as its first female bishop 
Jan 29
L I preacher Gene Profeta pleads guilty to tax-evasion 
Jan 29
NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 34-3 
Jan 29
Orlando Arena opens 
Jan 29
USSR's Phobos II enters Martian orbit 
Jan 29
Game-winning RBI, official statistic dropped after 9 years of use NY Mets Keith Hernandez is the all-time leader with 129 
Jan 30
16th American Music Award: Randy Travis & George Michael wins 
Jan 30
Five Pharaoh sculptures from 1470 BC found at temple of Luxor 
Jan 30
Joel Steinberg found guilty of 1st degree manslaughter of daughter 
Jan 30
Last day of 1st class cricket for Dav Whatmore 
Jan 30
Olympian, Bruce Kimball, is sentenced to 17 years in prison for killing 2 teenagers in a drunk driving accident 
Jan 30
The American embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan closes. 
Feb 1
Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 at perihelion 
Feb 1
Diana, Princess of Wales visits NYC 
Feb 1
The Western Australian towns of Kalgoorlie and Boulder amalgamate to form the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. 
Feb 2
0°F (-18°C) or below in 15 US states 
Feb 2
FW de Klerk replaces Botha as South Africa's National Party leader 
Feb 2
NL announces Yanks' broadcaster Bill White will be 1st black president 
Feb 3
Bill White named NL president; 1st black major-league sports head 
Feb 3
Military coup overthrows Alfredo Stroessner, dictator of Paraguay 
Feb 3
Start 1st Test Cricket, NZ v Pak, washed out 
Feb 4
Dean Jones scores 216 v WI at the Adelaide Oval 
Feb 5
Kareem Abdul-Jabar becomes 1st NBA player to score 38,000 points 
Feb 6
Solidarity union leader Lech Walesa begins negotiating with Polish government 
Feb 7
40th NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 9-5 at Edmonton 
Feb 7
Tennis superstar Bjorn Borg, apparently attempts suicide in Milan 
Feb 8
5 cm of snow falls in outskirts of Los Angeles 
Feb 8
Jockey Chris Antley begins record of 64 consecutive winning days 
Feb 8
US Boeing 707 crashes into Santa Maria mountain, 145 die 
Feb 9
Kevin Johnson (Phoenix) ends NBA free throw streak of 57 games 
Feb 9
Michael Manley's Socialist Party wins Jamaica parliamentary election 
Feb 10
Celtic KC Jones & Cavalier Lenny Wilkens elected to NBA Hall of Fame 
Feb 10
Miami Vice's 100th episode seen on TV 
Feb 10
Minor League Football System opens organizational meeting, St Louis 
Feb 10
Ron Brown chosen 1st black chairman of a major US party (Democrats) 
Feb 10
Test Cricket debut of Aaqib Javed, Pak v NZ age 16 years 189 days 
Feb 10
Tony Robinson of Jamaica becomes Nottingham's 1st black sheriff 
Feb 10
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Feb 10
To gain deregulation WWF admits pro wrestling is an exhibition & not a sport, in a NJ court 
Feb 11
Barbara Clementine Harris consecrated 1st female bishop (Episcopalian) 
Feb 11
US female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary 
Feb 12
39th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 143-134 at Houston 
Feb 12
5 Pakistani Moslem rioters killed protesting "Satanic Verses" novel 
Feb 12
50th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Larry Mowry 
Feb 12
Barbara Harris becomes 1st female bishop of a US Episcopal church 
Feb 12
Gretzky sets 2 records, his 45th hat trick & 10th 40+ goal season 
Feb 12
Thursday's Child sets sailing record, NY-Cape Horn-SF, 80 d 20 h 
Feb 12
US male Figure Skating championship won by Christopher Bowman 
Feb 13
Kidnapped Belgian Premier Vanden Boeynants freed 
Feb 13
Salvadoran army attacks Encuentros hospital, rapes, kills patients 
Feb 13
Oklahoma football player Charles Thompson is charged with selling cocaine; he is later sentenced to 2 years in prison 
Feb 14
African National Congress (ANC) opens office in Amsterdam 
Feb 14
Ayatollah Khomeini orders Moslems to murder "Satanic Verses" novelist Rushdie 
Feb 14
Union Carbide agrees to pay $470 mill damages for Bhopol disaster 
Feb 14
World's 1st satellite Skyphone opens 
Feb 14
The first of 24 satellites of the Global Positioning System are placed into orbit. 
Feb 15
Israel attacks border strip Taba near Egypt 
Feb 15
Soviet military occupation of Afgh nist n ends 
Feb 16
Egypt, Iraq, Jordan & North Yemen form common market 
Feb 16
Orel Hershiser, Dodger pitcher signs $7.9M-3 year contract 
Feb 16
Roger Clemens, Red Sox pitcher signs $7.5M-3 year contract 
Feb 16
William Hayden becomes governor-general of Australia 
Feb 17
6-week study of Arctic atmosphere shows no ozone "hole" 
Feb 17
Former baseball player/manager Leo Durocher injured in a car crash 
Feb 17
Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia & Libya form common market 
Feb 17
Orel Hershiser, Dodger pitcher signs record $7.9M-3 year contract 
Feb 17
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Feb 18
Sherri Turner wins LPGA Orix Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open/Itoki Pro-Am 
Feb 19
"Legs Diamond" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 64 perfs 
Feb 19
Edgar Bowers wins Bollingen Prize 
Feb 20
Members of 1949 Oklahoma football team cancelled an April reunion because of deplorable conduct of Oklahoma players 
Feb 20
An IRA bomb destroys a section of a British Army barracks in Ternhill, England 
Feb 21
Pete Rose meets with Commissioner Ueberroth to discuss his gambling 
Feb 21
US bust Chinese ring, capture record 820 lbs heroin ($1B st value) 
Feb 21
US capture record 820 lbs of heroin ($1 B street value)[dup] 
Feb 22
Fins ministry of Public health installs sex vacation to thwart stress 
Feb 22
NY Lotto pays $26.9 million to one winner (#s are 1-5-12-19-44-50) 
Feb 22
UK physicist Stephen Hawking calls Star Wars a "deliberate fraud" 
Feb 22
US authors demonstrate against Iranian death treats against Salman Rushdee, author of "Satanic Rituals" 
Feb 22
31st Grammy Awards: Don't Worry Be Happy, Faith, Tracy Chapman 
Feb 22
1st Spanish commercial on network TV (Pepsi-Cola-CBS Grammy Award) 
Feb 24
150-million-year-old fossil egg (oldest dinosaur embryo) found 
Feb 24
Harold E Ballard sells CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats to David Braley 
Feb 24
Margaret Ray found in David Letterman's home, claims to be his wife 
Feb 24
US Boeing 747 loses parts of roof over Pacific, 9 die 
Feb 24
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Feb 24
Iran's Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini offers $1M-$3M bounty on Salman Rushdie's death due to his novel, "Satanic Verses" 
Feb 25
1st independent blue-collar labor union in Communist Hungary forms 
Feb 25
Javed Miandad scores 271 v NZ at Eden Park 
Feb 25
Lowest baramotric pressure in Netherlands (956.7 mbar at De Bilt) 
Feb 25
Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 5 for heavyweight boxing title 
Feb 26
Dallas Cowboys fire coach Tom Landry after a 29-year career 
Feb 26
"Jerome Robbins' Broadway" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 634 perfs 
Feb 26
Betsy King wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open/Helene Curtis Pro-Am 
Feb 26
Lowest barometric pressure in Netherlands (95.5 hPa) 
Feb 26
NY Yankees announce that Tom Seaver is their new TV sportscaster 
Feb 26
California court throws out most of Margo Adams's $12 million breach-of- contract suit against Red Sox third baseman Wade Boggs 
Feb 27
German war criminals Aus der Funten/Fischer, freed in Holland 
Feb 27
Venezuela is rocked by the riots of Caracazo. 
Feb 28
Gretchen Polhemus, 23, (Texas), crowned 38th Miss USA 
Feb 28
Memo by Brian Gumbel criticizing Today Show co-workers becomes public 
Feb 28
Red Schoendienst & Al Barlick elected to baseball's Hall of Fame 
Mar 1
Ben Johnson's coach testifies Johnson began using steroids in 1981 
Mar 1
Comet du Toit at perihelion 
Mar 1
The United States becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty. 
Mar 2
12 European nations agree to ban chlorofluorocarbon production by 2000 
Mar 2
Exxon Houston runs aground in Hawaii, spills 117,000 gallons of oil 
Mar 2
Madonna's "Like a Prayer" premieres on worldwide Pepsi commercial 
Mar 2
NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers win 22nd straight home game 
Mar 2
NY Met Darryl Strawberry swings at teammate Keith Hernandez 
Mar 3
Machinists strike Eastern Airlines; pilots honor picket lines 
Mar 3
Robert McFarlane gets $20,000 fine, 2 yrs probation for Iran-Contra 
Mar 4
Eastern Airlines machinists strike 
Mar 4
Javier Sotomayor high jumps indoor world record (2.43m) 
Mar 5
19th Easter Seal Telethon raises $37,002,000 
Mar 5
Blains McCallister wins Honda Golf Classic shooting 266 
Mar 5
Elly Verhulst runs world record 3000 m indoor (8:33.82) 
Mar 6
Yanks beat Mets 6-4 in exhibition game (1st meeting since 1985) 
Mar 7
Iran drops diplomatic relations with Britain over Salman Rushdie's book "Satanic Verses" 
Mar 7
Partial eclipse of the Sun (Hawaii, NW North America, Greenland) 
Mar 7
Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Minnesota North Stars to the Washington Capitals 
Mar 8
"Heidi Chronicles" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 621 performances 
Mar 8
Roger Kingdom runs indoor world record 60m hurdles (7.37 secs) 
Mar 9
Eastern Airlines files for bankruptcy 
Mar 9
Roger Kingdom runs world record 60m hurdles indoor (7.36 sec) 
Mar 9
US Senate rejects President Bush's nomination of John Tower as Defense Secretary 
Mar 9
Soviet Union officially submits to jurisdiction of the World Court 
Mar 9
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
Mar 12
15th People's Choice Awards: Dustin Hoffman & Meryl Streep win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Phylicia Rashad win (TV) 
Mar 12
2 cyanide-contaminated Chilean grapes found (Philadelphia) 
Mar 12
Madagascar AREMA party wins parliamentary election 
Mar 13
27th shuttle, Discovery 8, launched, 1st woman to do the countdown 
Mar 13
FDA orders recall of all Chilean fruit in US 
Mar 13
US space shuttle STS-29 launched 
Mar 15
"Les Miserables" opens at Royal Alexandra Theatre Toronto 
Mar 15
Dept of Veterans Affairs officially established as a Cabinet position 
Mar 15
NY Rangers retire goalie Eddie Giacomin's #1 uniform 
Mar 17
"Chu Chem" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 44 performances 
Mar 17
Dorothy Cudahy is 1st female grand marshal of St Patrick Day Parade 
Mar 18
27th space shuttle mission, STS-29 (Discovery 8), returns to Earth 
Mar 18
California Quake amusement ride opens at Universal Studios 
Mar 18
Dino Ciccarelli sets Washington Capital record of 7 pts in a game 
Mar 18
In Egypt, a 4,400-year-old mummy is found in the Pyramid of Cheops. 
Mar 19
Boeing B-22 Osprey VTOL aircraft makes maiden flight 
Mar 19
Ice Dance Championship at Paris won by M Klimova & S Ponomarenko (USR) 
Mar 19
Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by E Gordeeva & S Grinkov (USSR) 
Mar 19
Lori Garbacz wins Circle K LPGA Golf Open Tucson 
Mar 19
Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Kurt Browning (CAN) 
Mar 19
Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Paris won by Midori Ito (Japan) 
Mar 20
Baseball announces Reds manager Pete Rose is under investigation 
Mar 20
Richard J Kerr replaces Robert M Gates as deputy director of CIA 
Mar 21
1st sea test of Trident 2 missile self-destructs, Cape Canaveral 
Mar 22
Pete Rozelle announces retirement as NFL commissioner after 29 years 
Mar 22
US Supreme Court upholds 1 person 1 vote rule of NYC Board of Estimate 
Mar 22
Clint Malarchuk of the Buffalo Sabres suffers a near-fatal injury when another player accidentally slits his throat. 
Mar 23
2 Utah scientists claim they have produced fusion at room temperature 
Mar 23
Joel Steinberg sentenced to 25 yrs for killing his adopted daughter 
Mar 24
Mary Martin in "Peter Pan" 1st seen on TV since 1973 
Mar 24
Worst US oil spill, Exxon's Valdez spills 11.3 mil gallons off Alaska 
Mar 25
"Les Miserables" opens at Auditorium Theatre, Chicago 
Mar 26
1st free elections in USSR; 190 M votes cast; Boris Yeltsin wins 
Mar 26
Allison Finney wins LPGA Standard Register Turquoise Golf Classic 
Mar 27
1st half-black soap opera, "Generations" premieres on NBC-TV 
Mar 27
Delhi beat Bengal by innings & 210 to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy 
Mar 28
New Zealand wins America's Cup over Stars & Stripes, in a NY court 
Mar 29
1st Soviet hockey players are permitted to play for the NHL 
Mar 29
1st US private commercial rocket makes suborbital test flight (NM) 
Mar 29
61st Academy Awards - "Rainman", Dustin Hoffman & Jodie Foster win 
Mar 29
9th Golden Raspberry Awards: Cocktail wins 
Mar 29
I M Pei's pyramidal entrance to the Louvre opens in Paris 
Mar 29
Michael Milken, junk bond king, indicted in NY for racketeering 
Mar 31
Donald Trump purchases Eastern's Northeast Shuttle 
Apr 1
1st NY Met-NY Yankee game in NYC since 1983, Yanks win 4-3 
Apr 1
A Bartlett Giamatti replaces Ueberroth as 7th commissioner of baseball 
Apr 2
18th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Juli Inkster 
Apr 2
8th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Auburn 76-60 
Apr 2
Wrestlemania V at Trump Plaza, Hulk Hogan beats "Macho Man" Savage 
Apr 2
Yanks beat Mets 4-0, sweeping 1989 mayor's trophy series in 2 games 
Apr 3
"Sunrise" a Gannett newspaper begins publishing for Bronx 
Apr 3
51st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Mich beats Seton Hall 80-79 (OT) 
Apr 3
Mets win 11th consecutive home opener 8-4 over St Louis at Shea Stad 
Apr 4
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's last NBA game in Seattle 
Apr 4
NY Yankee Tommy John ties record of playing 26 seasons, his 287th win puts him 19th overall as Yanks beat Twins on opening day 4-2 
Apr 5
David Letterman becomes 1st network TV series to use dolby stereo 
Apr 5
Orel Hershiser ends his 59 consecutive scoreless pitched inning streak 
Apr 5
Solidarity grants legal status in Poland 
Apr 6
Orel Hershiser ends his record 59 consecutive scoreless streak 
Apr 7
Soviet sub sinks in Norwegian Sea, with about a dozen deaths 
Apr 7
NY Supreme Court takes America's Cup away from SD Yacht Club for using a catamaran against NZ. Appeals court eventually overrules 
Apr 8
1-handed pitcher Jim Abbott debut but lasts only 4 2/3 inn 
Apr 9
53rd Golf Masters Championship: Nick Faldo wins, shooting a 283 
Apr 9
Mike Tyson strikes a parking attendant when asked to move his car 
Apr 9
Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Red Robin Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic 
Apr 9
Rickey Henderson steals his 800th career base in NY's 4-3 loss to Clev 
Apr 9
Scott Hoch chokes on 18 inch putt & loses Masters golf tournament 
Apr 9
Wash DC march supporting 1973 Roe vs Wade decision (allow abortions) 
Apr 10
10th Emmy Sports Award presentation 
Apr 10
24th Academy of Country Music Awards: Hank Williams Jr, Alabama 
Apr 10
Intel corp announces shipment of 80-486 chip 
Apr 10
H J Heinz, Van Camp Seafood & Bumble Bee Seafood say they would not buy tuna caught in nets that also trap dolphins 
Apr 11
1st playoff goal scored by a goalie, Ron Hextall of Philadelphia 
Apr 11
Flyers, scores short-handed into an empty net beating Caps 8-5 
Apr 12
3rd Soul Train Music Awards: Anita Baker, Bobby Brown win 
Apr 12
Peter Ueberroth deal to purchase Eastern Airlines falls through 
Apr 13
"Welcome to the Club" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 12 perfs 
Apr 14
1,100,000,000th Chinese born 
Apr 14
In the Iran-Contra trial, Oliver North's case goes to the jury 
Apr 15
96 crushed to death at Hillsborough Football Stadium, Sheffield England 
Apr 15
Students in Beijing pro-democracy protests 
Apr 15
Sue Marchiano wins 3rd World Cup female marathon (2:30:48) 
Apr 15
Then largest lottery in North America ($69M) drawn in Illinois 
Apr 16
1st Seniors Golf Tradition: Don Bies wins 
Apr 16
Berendrechtsluis opens in Antwerp, biggest flood lock in world 
Apr 16
Costa Rica beats US 1-0, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup 
Apr 16
Pat Bradley wins LPGA AI Star/Centinela Hospital Golf Classic 
Apr 16
Zeleka Metaferia wins 3rd World Cup marathon (2:10:28) 
Apr 17
18th Boston Women's Marath won by Ingrid Kristiansen of Nor in 2:24:33 
Apr 17
93rd Boston Marathon won by Abebe Mekonen of Ethiopia in 2:09:06 
Apr 17
Maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $245 per week 
Apr 17
Polish labor union granted legal status 
Apr 17
Soviet-US agreement allows Soviets to fight US pros 
Apr 18
Zimbabwe gains independence 
Apr 19
Gun turret explodes on USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors 
Apr 19
Kevin Elster (NY Mets), sets errorless shortstop mark at 73 
Apr 19
Republic Day in Sierra Leone 
Apr 21
George W Bush & Edward W Rose become CEO of Texas Rangers 
Apr 21
Thousands of Chinese crowd into Beijing's Tiananmen Square cheering students demanding greater political freedom 
Apr 22
"Welcome to the Club" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 12 perfs 
Apr 23
Betsy King wins LPGA USX Golf Classic 
Apr 23
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar plays his last game as a Laker 
Apr 23
Nolan Ryan blows a no hitter in 9th inning 
Apr 23
Students in Beijing China announce class boycotts 
Apr 24
10s of thousands of students strikes in Beijing China 
Apr 24
Massachusetts declares today "New Kids on the Block Day" 
Apr 25
Mike Tyson gets a speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany NY 
Apr 25
Penguin Mario Lemuix ties NHL playoff record of 4 goals in 1st period 
Apr 26
AT&T announces NJ's 201 area code will split into 908 & 201 
Apr 26
Mike Tyson is ticketed for driving 71 MPH in 30 mile zone in Albany 
Apr 27
"Starmites" opens at Criter Ctr SR Theater NYC for 60 performances 
Apr 27
Beijing students take over Tiananmen Square in China 
Apr 27
Hurricane in Bangladesh, kills 500 
Apr 27
Mandatory seatbelt law goes into effect in Italy 
Apr 28
Argentina, hit by rocketing inflation, runs out of money 
Apr 28
Iran protests sale of "Satanic Verses" by Salman Rushdie 
Apr 29
2nd government of Lubbers falls 
Apr 30
Critics Siskel & Ebert film their 500th TV movie-review show 
Apr 30
Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic 
Apr 30
Pope John Paul II beatifies Victoire Rasoamanarivo of Madagascar 
Apr 30
US beats Costa Rica 1-0, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup 
May 1
135 acre Disney's MGM studio officially opens to public 
May 1
Jockey Chris Antley ends record of 64 consecutive winning days 
May 1
US Supreme Court rules employees have legal burden to prove non- discriminatory reasons for not hiring or promoting 
May 4
Junior Felix of Toronto becomes 53rd to hit HR on 1st at bat 
May 4
US launches Magellan to Venus 
May 4
US space shuttle STS-30 launched 
May 5
Mike Tyson gets 2nd speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany NY 
May 6
115th Kentucky Derby: Pat Valenzuela on Sunday Silence wins in 2:05 
May 7
Juli Inkster wins LPGA Crestar Golf Classic 
May 7
Mark Merrony (Wales) cycles for 30 mins in Nepal at 21,030 feet 
May 7
Panamanian voters reject dictator Manuel Noriega's bid for presidency 
May 8
Paul McCartney releases remake of "Ferry Cross the Mersey" in aid of those affected by the Hillsborough disaster, which claimed the lives of 95 Liverpool football fans 
May 8
US space shuttle STS-30 lands 
May 9
"Saratina!" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 597 performances 
May 9
Journalist petition Chinese government for freedom of press 
May 9
NY Mets Kevin Elster, errors after 88 errorless games at shortstop 
May 9
NY Mets Rick Cerone, errors after 159 errorless games as catcher 
May 9
VP Quayle say in United Negro College Fund speech: "What a waste it is to lose one's mind" instead of "a mind is terrible thing to waste" 
May 10
FC Barcelona wins 29th Europe Cup II 
May 10
Gen Manuel Noriega's government nullifies country's elections, which the opposition had won by a 3-1 margin 
May 11
217th & final episode of "Dynasty" is aired 
May 11
France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island 
May 11
Kenya announces worldwide ban on ivory to preserve its elephant herds 
May 11
President Bush orders nearly 2,000 troops to Panama 
May 12
"Entertainment Tonight" makes 2,000th TV performance 
May 12
Last graffiti covered NYC subway car retired 
May 12
Retired Brit pilot Jack Mann is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists 
May 13
Approx 2,000 students begin hunger strike in Tiananmen Square, China 
May 13
Minn Twin Kirby Puckett becomes 35th to hit 4 doubles in a game 
May 13
Trinidad & Tobago ties US 1-1, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup 
May 14
1st Tour de Trump bicycle race run (Atlanta) 
May 14
1st time since 1948 a player hit 6 consecutive doubles (Kirby Puckett
May 14
Cindy Rarick wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic 
May 14
Demonstration for democratic reforms in Beijing's Tiananmen square 
May 14
Final TV episode of "Family Ties" airs 
May 14
Moonlighting, TV Crime Drama last airs on ABC 
May 15
"Chu Chem" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 44 performances 
May 15
Blue Jays fire manager Jimy Williams & replace him with Cito Gaston 
May 15
Soviet Pres Gorbachev in Beijing for 1st Sino-Soviet summit in 30 yrs 
May 15
US Basketball League cancels its summer schedule 
May 15
Maxwell House coffee runs ads during "Roe vs Wade" movie despite threat of boycott by right-to-lifers 
May 16
Soviet president Mikhail S Gorbachev & Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping ended a 30-year rift when they formally met in Beijing 
May 17
Longest Cab Ride Ever: 14,000 miles cost $16,000! 
May 17
Napoli wins 18th UEFA Cup in Stuttgart 
May 17
Nelson Mandela receives a BA from University of South Africa 
May 19
Dow Jones Avg passes 2,500 mark for 1st time, closes at 2,501.1 
May 19
Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) last appearance on Dallas 
May 20
115th Preakness: Pat Valenzuela aboard Sunday Silence wins in 1:53.8 
May 20
China declares martial law in Beijing 
May 20
Toonces The Cat takes the wheel on Saturday Night Live 
May 20
Walter McConnel, 57, is oldest to reach 27,000' Mt Everest top 
May 21
35th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez 
May 23
3rd American Comedy Award: Paula Poundstone 
May 23
Angela Visser, 22, of Holland, crowned 38th Miss Universe 
May 23
Lincoln Square in Bronx named 
May 23
Cleve loses & drop to 21-22, this is the latest a sub .500 team is in 1st place (AL East) 
May 24
"Indiana Jones & Last Crusade" premieres 
May 24
AC Milan wins 34th Europe Cup 1 at Barcelona 
May 24
French war criminal Paul Touvier arrested in monastery in Nice 
May 24
NHL's NY Rangers fire GM & coach Phil Esposito 
May 24
Weird Al Yankovic records his UHF soundtrack 
May 24
NY Yankee hurler Lee Gutterman sets record of pitching 30-2/3 innings before giving up his 1st run of season 
May 24
Sonia Sutcliffe, wife of the Yorkshire Ripper, is awarded £600,000 in damages after winning a libel action against satyrical magazine Private Eye (later reduced to £60,000 on appeal) . 
May 25
Eastern Airlines graduates it 1st class of non-union pilots 
May 25
Mariners trade Mark Langston to Montreal for Randy Johnson 
May 25
Mikhail Gorbachev elected Executive President in the Soviet Union 
May 25
Stanley Cup: Calgary Flames beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2 
May 25
Weird Al Yankovic records "She Drives Like Crazy" 
May 26
At 7:42 AM, radio has a 30 2nd silence, honoring radio 
May 26
Danish parliament allows same-sex marriage 
May 26
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
May 28
Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic 
May 28
Indianapolis 500: Emerson Fittipaldi wins 
May 29
Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt, 39, retires 
May 29
Student protesters in China construct a replica of Statue of Liberty 
May 30
Margaret Ray pleads guilty to breaking into David Letterman's house 
May 31
"Rambling with Gambling" 20,000th radio program on WOR-AM (NYC) 
May 31
1st International Rock Awards 
May 31
1st presentation of rock n roll Elvis awards 
May 31
Speaker of US House of Representatives Jim Wright resigns 
Jun 1
62nd National Spelling Bee: Scott Isaacs wins spelling spoliator 
Jun 2
"Dead Poets Society" starring Robin Williams premieres 
Jun 2
14 year old Scott Isaacs spells spoliator to win 1989 Spelling Bee 
Jun 2
Cincinnati Red Eric Davis hits for cycle 
Jun 2
10,000 Chinese soldiers are blocked by 100,000 citizens protecting students demonstrating for democracy in Tiananmen Square, Beijing 
Jun 3
Beginning of the Tiananmen Square Massacre as Chinese troops open fire on pro-democracy supporters in Beijing 
Jun 3
Houston Astros beat LA Dodgers, 5-4, in 22 innings (7:14:09) 
Jun 3
Leaking pipe in Asha, USSR, causes 2 trains to catch fire; 460 die 
Jun 3
Nolan Ryan pitches his 2nd one-hitter this season & 11th overall 
Jun 3
Sportscasting legend Vin Scully broadcasts 23 innings in two different cities on one day 
Jun 4
2nd Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $770,000 
Jun 4
43rd Tony Awards: Heidi Chronicles & Jerome Robbin's Broadway win 
Jun 4
Beijing policeman shoots & wounds Chinese priemer Li Ping 
Jun 4
Eastern Europe's 1st partial free elections in 40 years held in Poland, Solidarity Party comes to power 
Jun 4
Gas explodes near 2 passenger trains in USSR, kills 100s 
Jun 4
Largest parade in Bronx history honors 350th anniversary 
Jun 4
Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester Golf International 
Jun 4
Red Sox lead Blue Jays 10-0 in 7th, but lose 12-11 in 12 for Blue Jays 12th consecutive victory at Fenway 
Jun 4
Tiananmen Square Massacre: Chinese troops clear the square of student protesters, unofficial figures place death toll near 1,000. 
Jun 5
23rd Music City News Country Awards: R Van Shelton & Randy Travis 
Jun 5
Billy Smith, last original NY Islander, retires 
Jun 5
Paul McCartney releases "Flowers in the Dirt" 
Jun 5
Toronto Blue Jays Skydome stadium opens, Milwaukee Brewers win 5-3 
Jun 6
Mets turn their 1st triple play in 7 years but lose to Cubs 8-4 
Jun 7
23 year old olympic barefoot South African runner Zola Budd retires 
Jun 7
Atlanta Fulton County Comm approves $210M stadium for the Falcons 
Jun 7
For one second this morning, the time is 01:23:45, 6-7-89 
Jun 7
Suriname SLM-173 (DC-8) crashes near Paramaribo Airport killing 173 
Jun 7
Wayne Gretzky wins his 9th NHL Hart (MVP) Trophy in 10 years 
Jun 7
1st Baseball game to start outdoors & end indoors, as Toronto Blue Jays stadium closes roof during game at 8:48, & beat Brewers 4-2 
Jun 8
Pirates score 10 in 1st (their best inning since 1942), prompts Pirate broadcaster Jim Rooker to say he would walk from Pitts to Phila if Pirates lost, Phillies beat them 15-11, Rooker walks at end of season 
Jun 9
"Star Trek V: The Final Frontier" premieres in USA 
Jun 9
Barry Switzer resigns as head coach of Oklahoma's football 
Jun 9
Michael Chang's French Open tennis win makes him youngest male to go to finals 
Jun 9
Rare tornado in Philadelphia kills 1 
Jun 10
"Tales From The Crypt" TV Anthology debuts on HBO 
Jun 10
121st Belmont: Pat Day aboard Easy Goer wins in 2:26 
Jun 10
59th French Womens Tennis Open: A Sanchez Vicario beats S Graf (7-6 3-6 7-5) favored Steffi Graf, also 1st Spaniard to win a grand slam title 
Jun 11
59th French Mens Tennis: Michael Chang beats S Edberg (61 36 46 64 62) 
Jun 11
7th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Orville Moody 
Jun 11
Robin Hood 16 wins LPGA Planters Pat Bradley Points Golf International 
Jun 12
"Doctor Doctor," TV Comedy starring Matt Frewer, debuts on CBS-TV 
Jun 12
Ben Johnson, Canadian Olympian, admits using steroids 
Jun 13
43rd NBA Championship: Detroit Pistons sweeps LA Lakers in 4 games 
Jun 13
Houston's Terry Puhl plays in his 1,403rd game (most by a Canadian) 
Jun 13
Jerry Lee Lewis gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame 
Jun 14
Ground breaking begins in Minn on world's largest mall 
Jun 14
Nolan Ryan becomes 2nd pitcher to defeat all 26 teams 
Jun 14
Ronald Reagan is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II (honorary knighthood) 
Jun 14
Singer-songwriter Carol King gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame 
Jun 14
Zsa Zsa Gabor arrested for slaping Beverly Hills motorcycle patrolman 
Jun 15
Balt Orioles pull their 9th triple play (vs Yankees) 
Jun 16
"Ghostbusters II" premieres 
Jun 16
Funeral for Imre Nagg, leader of Hungarian uprising in 1956 
Jun 16
Only 17 hole-in-ones recorded since US open began, today 4 more are made all on 6th hole (Weaver, Wiebe, Pate & Price) 
Jun 17
US beats Guatemala 2-1, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup 
Jun 18
"Starmites" closes at Criter Ctr SR Theater NYC after 60 performances 
Jun 18
89th US Golf Open: Curtis Strange shoots a 278 at Oak Hill CC NY 
Jun 18
Comet Churyunov-Gerasimenko at perihelion 
Jun 18
Laura Davies wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open 
Jun 19
Mets Dwight Gooden wins his 100th game (100-37) 
Jun 21
Carlton Fisk becomes AL catcher HR hitter, 307th at Yankee stadium 
Jun 21
Supreme Court rules ok to burn US flag as a political expression 
Jun 21
Yankees trade Rickey Henderson to A's for Plunk, Cadaret & Polonia 
Jun 22
Business Day reports that SA is about to test an intermediate range ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads 
Jun 23
Movie "Batman" premieres 
Jun 24
Cards Vince Coleman steals record 39th & 40th consecutive bases 
Jun 25
"Day By Day" last airs on NBC-TV 
Jun 25
1st US postmark dedicated to Lesbian & Gay Pride (Stonewall, NYC) 
Jun 25
Betsy King wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship 
Jun 25
Mets' defense does not record a single assist in a 5-1 win over Phils 
Jun 26
Canada updates coins with a new potrait of the Queen 
Jun 26
Supreme Court rules 16 year olds can receive death penalty 
Jun 29
Emmy 16th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 10th time 
Jun 29
The National Party adopts a five year programme of its objectives which included a political "reform" plan to give South Africa's Black majority a role in national as well as local government spheres; the African National Congress (ANC) said that it would consider nothing less than a one-man, one-vote system 
Jun 30
"Les Miserables" opens at Theatre Muzyczyny, Gdynia 
Jun 30
US Attorney General Thornburgh orders Joseph Doherty deported to UK 
Jun 30
Congressman Lukins found guilty of having sex with a 16 year old girl 
Jun 30
NASA closes down tracking stations in Santiago, Chile & Guam 
Jun 30
NY State Legislature passes Staten Island secession bill 
Jun 30
Sudan suspends interim constitution following coup 
Jul 1
NFL owners vote unanimously to form WLAF 
Jul 1
Yanks beat Milwaukee Brewers 4-1, score is changed to 5-1 after game is over. Umpire rules Roberto Kelly scored before a double-play 
Jul 2
10th US Seniors Golf Open: Orville Moody 
Jul 2
17th du Maurier Golf Classic: Tammie Green 
Jul 3
Peter Koech of Kenya sets 3k steeplechase rec (8:05.39) in Stockholm 
Jul 3
US Supreme Court rules states do not have to provide funds for abortions 
Jul 3
The movie "Batman" set record of quickest $100 million (10 days) 
Jul 4
14 year old actress Drew Barrymore, attempts suicide 
Jul 4
Unmanned Russian Mig-23 crashes in Bellegem-Kooigem, Belgium (1 dies) 
Jul 4
Red's Tom Browning is 3 outs away from his 2nd career perfect game when Phillie Dickie Thon doubles 
Jul 5
Barry Bond's HR sets father-son (Bobby) HR record at 408 
Jul 5
Mark McGwire's gets 100th HR, 2nd fastest (1400 at bats) (to Kiner) 
Jul 5
Rod Stewart hits his head while on stage & knocks himself out 
Jul 5
South African President Pieter Botha visits ANC leader Nelson Mandela 
Jul 5
Toronto Blue Jays are 10 games back in AL, & go on to win AL East 
Jul 6
Despite retiring May 29, Mike Schmidt elected to start All Star game 
Jul 6
US marshals & FCC seize pirate radio station WHOT in Brooklyn 
Jul 8
Carlos Saul Menum becomes president of Argentina 
Jul 8
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
Jul 9
103rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: B Becker beats Stefan Edberg (60 76 64) 
Jul 9
96th Wimbledon Women's Tennis Open: S Graf beats M Navratilova (6-2 6-7 6-1) 
Jul 9
Penny Hammel wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic 
Jul 9
Two bombs explode in Mecca, killing one pilgrim and wounding 16 others. 
Jul 10
Paula Ivan runs female world record 1 mile (4:15.61) 
Jul 11
60th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim All star MVP: Bo Jackson (KC Royals) 
Jul 11
President Ronald Reagan sportscasts All Star Game 
Jul 12
NY Yankee pitching great Ron Guidry retires (170-91 .651, 3.29 ERA) 
Jul 14
16th James Bond movies "Licence to Kill" premieres 
Jul 16
44th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King 
Jul 16
South Africa's largest labour federation, the Congress of South African Trade Unions, holds its third annual congress and intensifies its campaign against apartheid 
Jul 17
1st Test flight of US stealth-bomber 
Jul 17
Paul McCartney releases "This One" 
Jul 17
Reds reliever Kent Tekulve retires after 1,070 appearances 
Jul 18
48 cm rainfall at Rockport, West Virginia (state record) 
Jul 19
Cleveland Indians Joe Carter has his 4th 3 HR game 
Jul 19
United Airlines DC-10 crashes at Sioux City Iowa, kills 112 
Jul 20
93°F, highest overnight low ever recorded in Phoenix Arizona 
Jul 20
Burma government puts author Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest 
Jul 20
Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe's show opens at Washington, D.C.'s Project for the Arts after the Smithsonian Institution's Corcoran Gallery cancels it. 
Jul 21
Eastern Airlines submits a reorganization plan to creditors 
Jul 21
Greg LeMond (US) wins Tour de France in fastest time 
Jul 21
Mike Tyson KOs Carl Williams in 1:33 for heavyweight boxing title 
Jul 22
Kristin Huxhold, 18, of Missouri, crowned America's Junior Miss 
Jul 23
118th British Golf Open: Mark Calcavecchia shoots a 275 at Royal Troon 
Jul 23
Amy Alcott wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic 
Jul 23
FOX-TV tops ABC, NBC & CBS for 1st time (America's Most Wanted) 
Jul 23
Winds gust to 85 MPH at Fort Smith, Arkansas 
Jul 24
Paula Gwynn, 22, crowned 21st Miss Black America 
Jul 25
Brandi Sherwood of Idaho crowned 7th Miss Teen USA 
Jul 27
Atlanta Brave Dale Murphy is 10th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (6th) 
Jul 28
Braves Dale Murphy, hits 2 3-run HRs in an inning, 14th man to hit 2 HRs in an inning. Also ties record of 6 RBIs in an inning 
Jul 28
Cards' Vince Coleman is caught stealing ends record streak at 50 
Jul 28
NASA's Lewis Research Center, Cleve, announce new high-temperature superconductors able to operate at 33 to 37 Gigahertz 
Jul 29
Javier Sotomayor of Cuba sets high jump record (8'0") in San Juan 
Jul 29
Phillies retire Steve Carlton's # 32 
Jul 29
Vince Coleman, record streak stopped at 50 straight stolen bases 
Jul 29
White Sox trade Harold Baines to Rangers for Scott Fletcher & Sam Sosa 
Jul 30
Chile amends its constitution 
Jul 30
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic 
Jul 31
Twins trade AL Cy Young Award winner Frank Viola to Mets 
Aug 1
Australia take 3-0 series lead over England to regain Cricket Ashes 
Aug 2
NASA confirmed Voyager 2's discovery of 3 more moons of Neptune designated temporarily 1989 N2, 1989 N3 & 1989 N24 
Aug 3
5th jockey to win 6,000 races (Jorge Valesquez) 
Aug 3
Lawrence Delisle drives his 4 kids into river 
Aug 3
Rickey Henderson sets AL mark of 50 steals in 9 seasons 
Aug 3
Cin Reds send record 20 men to bat with a record 16 hits in 1 inning as they score 14 runs in 1st inning 
Aug 4
Blue Jays Dave Steib's perfect game broken up in 9th with 2 outs by NY Yankee Roberto Kelly 
Aug 5
General elections are held in Nicaragua with the Sandinista Front winning a majority. 
Aug 6
"Oh! Calcutta!" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 5959 performances 
Aug 6
Beth Daniel wins LPGA Greater Washington Golf Open 
Aug 6
Boston Red Sox retire Carl Yastrezemski's #8 
Aug 6
Jaime Paz Zamora inaugurated as president of Bolivia 
Aug 6
Pilot Union tells pilots okay to cross Eastern picket lines 
Aug 6
Twenty former South African political prisoners, in defiance of the restriction orders, launch a campaign against apartheid laws 
Aug 7
U.S. Congressman Mickey Leland (D-TX) and 15 others die in a plane crash in Ethiopia. 
Aug 8
US space shuttle STS-28 launched 
Aug 10
A's bat out of order against White Sox in 3rd inning 
Aug 10
Australia 0-301 at end of day one, 5th Test Cricket at Trent Bridge 
Aug 11
"Nightmare on Elm Street 5: Dream Child" premieres 
Aug 11
Geoff Marsh & Mark Taylor complete 329 opening stand v England 
Aug 11
Voyager 2 discovers 2 partial rings of Neptune 
Aug 13
2 hot-air balloons crash at Alice Springs, Australia, 13 killed 
Aug 13
71st PGA Championship: Payne Stewart shoots 276 at Kemper Lakes GC Ill 
Aug 13
US space shuttle STS-28 lands 
Aug 14
President Pieter W Botha of South Africa, resigns 
Aug 15
Frederik de Klerk becomes president of South Africa 
Aug 15
Giorgio Lamberti swims world record 200m free style (1:46.69) 
Aug 15
US Venus probe Magellan launched from Space shuttle 
Aug 15
In 2nd start since after cancer treatment, Giants Dave Dravecky breaks his pitching arm while throwing to Tim Raines 
Aug 16
Roger Kingdom of USA sets 110m hurdle record (12.92) in Zurich 
Aug 16
A solar flare from the Sun creates a geomagnetic storm that affects micro chips, leading to a halt of all trading on Toronto's stock market. 
Aug 17
32nd Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland, 12½-11½ 
Aug 17
Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken moves into 3rd place (1,208th cons game) 
Aug 18
Arturo Barrios of Mexico sets 10K record (27:08.23) in Berlin 
Aug 18
Bucky Dent replaces Dallas Green as NY Yankee manager 
Aug 18
Leading presidential hopeful Luis Carlos Galán is assassinated near Bogotá in Colombia. 
Aug 19
Tadeusz Mazowiecki, elected 1st non-communist president of Poland 
Aug 20
Dredger "Bow Belle" collides with pleasure boat "Marchioness" on the River Thames in central London; the "Marchioness" sinks in 30 seconds, drowning 51 
Aug 20
Howard Johnson joins Barry Bonds & Willie Mays to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases 
Aug 20
Janet B Evans swims female world record 800m freestyle (8:16.22) 
Aug 20
Said Aouita runs world record 3,000 m (7:29.45) 
Aug 21
Voyager 2 begins a flyby of planet Neptune 
Aug 22
1st complete ring around Neptune discovered 
Aug 22
Nolan Ryan strikes out his 5,000th batter (Rickey Henderson) 
Aug 23
LA Dodgers beat Montreal Expos, 1-0, in 22 innings (Rick Dempsey HR) 
Aug 23
Lewis/Everett/Burrell/Heard run world record 4x200 m (1:19.38) 
Aug 24
British brewery Bass buys Holiday Inn hotel chain 
Aug 24
Pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling 
Aug 24
Voyager 2 flies past Neptune 
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 27
Betsy King wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship 
Aug 27
Tina Barrett wins LPGA Mitsubishi Motors Ocean State Golf Open 
Aug 28
1st regular-season matchup of defending Cy Young Award winners 
Aug 28
Frank Viola & Mets outduel Orel Hershiser & Dodgers 1-0 
Aug 31
Aeromexico DC-9 collides over LA, 82 die (15 on the ground) 
Aug 31
Arbitrator T Roberts orders owners to pay $105 million for collusion 
Sep 1
"Anything Goes" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 804 performances 
Sep 1
Princess Anne & Mark Phillips announce their separation 
Sep 2
Rev Al Sharpton leads a civil rights march through Bensonhurst 
Sep 3
"Into the Woods" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 764 perfs 
Sep 3
Iljushin-62 crashes down on residential area of Havana, 170 die 
Sep 3
Chris Evert defeats 15-year-old Monica Seles for her 101st & last US Tennis Open singles victory 
Sep 4
Beth Daniel wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic 
Sep 4
Jerry Lewis' 24th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $42,737,219 
Sep 5
Chris Evert last US Open match, she is defeated by Zina Garrison 
Sep 5
Deborah Norville becomes news anchor of Today Show 
Sep 6
6th MTV Awards: Living Colour wins 
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
George Brett gets his 2,500th hit 
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 9
103rd US Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats M Navratilova (3-6 7-5 6-1) 
Sep 10
109th US Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (76 16 63 76) 
Sep 10
5 days after hitting a HR for Yankees in a 12-2 win over the Mariners 
Sep 10
Browns allow Pittsburgh only 53 net yards, a team defensive record 
Sep 10
East Germans begin their flight to west (via Hungary & Czechoslovakia) 
Sep 10
Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship 
Sep 10
Deion Sanders returns a punt 68 yards for a touchdown, the first in his career 
Sep 11
Drexel formally pleads guilty to security fraud 
Sep 11
KSO-AM in Des Moines Iowa changes call letters to KGGO 
Sep 12
Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation 
Sep 13
"Les Miserables" opens at Fisher Theatre, Detroit 
Sep 13
Desmond Tutu leads biggest anti-apartheid protest march in South Africa 
Sep 13
Fay Vincent elected baseball's 8th commissioner 
Sep 14
Calgary Flames become 1st NHL team to play in USSR, win 4-2 
Sep 14
Jeff Reardon is 1st to record 30 saves in 5 consecutive seasons 
Sep 14
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site