1989 in History

January 1 Actress Kelly McGillis gets married
January 1 New York City transit fare rises from $1.00 to $1.15
January 1 Year of the Young Reader begins
January 2 Notre Dame beats West Virginia for college football championship
January 2 UCLA wins a record 7th consecutive bowl game
January 3 Jim and Tammy Bakker return to TV (Oy Vey!)
January 3 Russian newspaper Izvestia gets its 1st commercial advertisement
January 4 Comet Tempel 1 at perihelion
January 4 U.S. F-14s shoot down 2 Libyan jet fighters over Mediterranean
January 4 Vice President Bush is 1st since Vice President Van Buren to declare himself president
January 5 2 French TV newsmen arrested for trying to plant fake bombs on 3 airlines at JFK airport in security test
January 5 Baseball signs $400M with ESPN, showing 175 games in 1990
January 7 Akhito becomes emperor of Japan
January 7 Cleveland Cavaliers block 21 New York Knick shots tying NBA regulation game record
January 7 International Conference on Limitation of Chemical Weapons opens in Paris
January 7 NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers longest win streak (11)
January 8 "42nd Street" closes at Winter Garden Theater New York City after 3,486 performances
January 8 Boeing 737-400 crashes in England, 46 die
January 8 Soviet Union promises to eliminate stockpiles of chemical weapons
January 8 "Starlight Express" closes at Gershwin Theater New York City after 761 performances
January 9 Johnny Bench and Carl Yastrzemski elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
January 9 "Pat Sajak Show" premieres on CBS
January 11 140 nations agree to ban chemical weapons (poison gas, etc)
January 11 Denver Nuggets' rookie Jerome Lane misses 7 free throws in a game against Milwaukee, one missed by 2 feet
January 11 Kindergarten student caught with loaded handgun at Bronx school
January 12 6 claim to survive in rubble, 35 days after Armenian quake (hoax)
January 12 Idi Amin expelled from Zaire
January 13 Computers across Britain hit by "Friday the 13th" virus
January 13 "Friday the 13th" virus strikes hundreds of IBM computers in Britain
January 13 Jerry Parks, Oklahoma defensive back, charged with shooting a teammate
January 13 Ruins of Mashkan-shapir (occupied 2050-1720 BC) found in Iraq
January 13 "Ryan's Hope" ends 13 year run on ABC-TV
January 13 Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz begins 1-year jail sentence
January 14 1,000 muslims burn Rushdies' "Satanic Verses" in Bradfort England
January 14 29 year old French woman gives birth to sextuplets in Paris
January 14 Former Belgian premier Paul Vanden Boeynants kidnapped
January 14 "Romance/Romance" closes at Helen Hayes Theater New York City after 297 performances
January 15 10th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 35 awards
January 15 "Ain't Misbehavin'" closes at Ambassador Theater New York City after 176 performances
January 15 Betsy King wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic
January 15 Big John Studd wins WWF's 1st Royal Rumble
January 15 Cerberal Palsy telethon raises $22,600,000
January 16 Police arrest writer Vaclav Havel in Prague
January 16 U.S.S.R. announces plan for 2-yr manned mission to Mars
January 17 Al Arbour wins his 600th NHL game as coach
January 17 Gunman opens fire in California schoolyard; 5 students slain, 30 wounded
January 17 Murden and Metz are 1st women to reach South Pole overland (on skis)
January 17 Phoenix Suns cancel game at Miami Heat, due to racial unrest in Miami
January 18 Astronomers discover pulsar in remnants of Supernova 1987A (LMC)
January 18 IBM announces earnings up 10.4% in 1988
January 18 West Indies beat Australia 2-1 to win the World Series Cup
January 19 President Reagan pardons George Steinbrenner for illegal funds for Nixon
January 20 Bush inaugurated as 41st president and Quayle becomes 44th vice pres
January 20 Reagan becomes 1st President elected in a "0" year, since 1840, to leave office alive
January 20 Wayne Holdsworth takes a wicket 1st ball in 1st-class cricket
January 21 Wayne Gretzky passes Marcel Dionne to become NHL's 2nd all time scorer
January 22 Superbowl XXIII: San Francisco 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals, 20-16 in Miami Superbowl MVP: Jerry Rice, San Francisco, WR
January 22 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
January 23 Challenge to "who is a Jew" law filed in Israeli Supreme Court
January 23 NBA New Jersey Nets begin a 32+ game road losing streak
January 24 1st reported case of AIDS transmitted by heterosexual oral sex
January 25 Augusto Alcalde, 1st South American Zen teacher, receives Dharma Transmission
January 25 Michael Jordan scores his 10,000th NBA point in his 5th season
January 25 New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner meets with Pope John Paul II
January 26 Allan Border takes 7-46 against the West Indies at the SCG
January 26 AT&T reports 1st loss in 103 years; $1.67 B in 1988
January 26 "Black and Blue" opens at Minskoff Theater New York City for 829 performances
January 26 Madison Square Garden announces 2-year $100 M renovation plan
January 26 Test debut of Mark Taylor, Australia vs. West Indies, Sydney
January 26 U.S. computer security expert warns of catastrophic virus
January 27 German war criminals Fischer and Aus der Funten freed
January 27 Kevin Johnson (Phoenix) begins NBA free throw streak of 57 games
January 27 Okla's linebacker, Mark VanKeirsblilck assaults an Ok grad student
January 28 46th Golden Globes: Rainman, Working Girl
January 28 63rd Australian Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Helena Sukova (64 64)
January 28 Boon completes 7th Test century, 149 vs. WI at SCG
January 29 77th Australian Men Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Miloslav Mecir (62 62 62)
January 29 Cleveland's Chris Dudley misses 5 free throws during 1 foul attempt
January 29 Dottie Mochrie wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic
January 29 Dow jumps 38.06 recoups 508-pt loss since Oct 1987; index at 2,256.43
January 29 Episcopal church appoints 1st female bishop
January 29 Game-winning RBI, official statistic dropped after 9 years of use New York Mets Keith Hernandez is the all-time leader with 129
January 29 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 34-3
January 29 Orlando Arena opens
January 29 U.S.S.R.'s Phobos II enters Martian orbit
January 30 16th American Music Award: Randy Travis and George Michael wins
January 30 5 pharoah sculptures from 1470 BC found at temple of Luxor
January 30 Joel Steinberg found guilty of 1st degree manslaughter of daughter
January 30 Last day of 1st class cricket for Dav Whatmore
February 1 Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 at perihelion
February 1 Princess Diane of Wales visits New York City
February 2 0 degrees F (-18 degrees C) or below in 15 U.S. states
February 2 FW de Klerk replaces Botha as South Africa's National Party leader
February 2 NL announces Yankees' broadcaster Bill White will be 1st black president
February 3 Bill White named NL president; 1st black major-league sports head
February 3 Military coup overthrows Alfredo Stroessner, dictator of Paraguay
February 3 Start 1st Test Cricket, New Zealand vs. Pak, washed out
February 4 Dean Jones scores 216 vs. WI at the Adelaide Oval
February 5 Kareem Abdul-Jabar becomes 1st NBA player to score 38,000 points
February 6 Lech Walesa begins negotiating with Polish government
February 7 40th NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 9-5 at Edmonton
February 7 Tennis superstar Bjorn Borg, apparently attempts suicide in Milan
February 8 5 cm of snow falls in outskirts of Los Angeles
February 8 Jockey Chris Antley begins record of 64 consecutive winning days
February 8 U.S. Boeing 707 crashes into Santa Maria mountain, 145 die
February 9 Kevin Johnson (Phoenix) ends NBA free throw streak of 57 games
February 9 Michael Manley's Socialist Party wins Jamaica parliamentary election
February 10 Celtic Kansas City Jones and Cavalier Lenny Wilkens elected to NBA Hall of Fame
February 10 Miami Vice's 100th episode seen on TV
February 10 Minor League Football System opens organizational meeting, St. Louis
February 10 Ron Brown chosen 1st black chairman of a major U.S. party (Democrats)
February 10 Test Cricket debut of Aaqib Javed, Pak vs. New Zealand age 16 years 189 days
February 10 To gain deregulation WWF admits pro wrestling is an exhibition and not a sport, in a New Jersey court
February 10 Tony Robinson of Jamaica becomes Nottingham's 1st black sheriff
February 10 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
February 11 Barbara Clementine Harris consecrated 1st female bishop (Episcopalian)
February 11 U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary
February 12 39th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 143-134 at Houston
February 12 5 Pakistani Moslem rioters killed protesting "Satanic Verses" novel
February 12 50th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Larry Mowry
February 12 Barbara Harris becomes 1st female bishop of a U.S. Episcopal church
February 12 Gretzky sets 2 records, his 45th hat trick and 10th 40+ goal season
February 12 Thursday's Child sets sailing record, New York-Cape Horn-SF, 80 d 20 h
February 12 U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Christopher Bowman
February 13 Kidnapped Belgian Premier Vanden Boeynants freed
February 13 Oklahoma football player Charles Thompson is charged with selling cocaine; he is later sentenced to 2 years in prison
February 14 African National Congress (ANC) opens office in Amsterdam
February 14 Boxer Mike Tyson divorces actress Robin Givens
February 14 Khomeini orders Moslems to murder "Satanic Verses" novelist Rushdie
February 14 Robin Givens is granted a divorce from Mike Tyson in Dom Rep
February 14 Union Carbide agrees to pay $470 mill damages for Bhopol disaster
February 14 World's 1st satellite Skyphone opens
February 15 Israel attacks border strip Taba near Egypt
February 15 Soviet military occupation of Afghanistan ends
February 16 Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and North Yemen form common market
February 16 Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden separate after 16 years of marriage
February 16 Orel Hershiser, Dodger pitcher signs $7.9M-3 year contract
February 16 Roger Clemens, Red Sox pitcher signs $7.5M-3 year contract
February 16 William Hayden becomes governor-general of Australia
February 17 6-week study of Arctic atmosphere shows no ozone "hole"
February 17 Former baseball player and manager Leo Durocher injured in a car crash
February 17 Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya form common market
February 17 Orel Hershiser, Dodger pitcher signs record $7.9M-3 year contract
February 17 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
February 17 Whitesnake's rocker David Coverdale weds actress Tawny Kitaen
February 18 Sherri Turner wins LPGA Orix Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open/Itoki Pro-Am
February 18 Steve Garvey marries Candace Thomas while at same time being accused of fathering children by 2 other women
February 19 Edgar Bowers wins Bollingen Prize
February 19 "Legs Diamond" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 64 performances
February 20 Members of 1949 Oklahoma football team cancelled an April reunion because of deplorable conduct of Oklahoma players
February 21 Pete Rose meets with Commissioner Ueberroth to discuss his gambling
February 21 U.S. bust Chinese ring, capture record 820 lbs heroin ($1 Billion street value)
February 22 1st Spanish commercial on network TV (Pepsi-Cola-CBS Grammy Award)
February 22 31st Grammy Awards: Don't Worry Be Happy, Faith, Tracy Chapman
February 22 Fins ministry of Public health installs sex vacation to thwart stress
February 22 New York Lotto pays $26.9 million to one winner (#s are 1-5-12-19-44-50)
February 22 U.K. physicist Stephen Hawking calls Star Wars a "deliberate fraud"
February 22 U.S. authors demonstrate against Iranian death treats against Salman Rushdee, author of "Satanic Rituals"
February 24 150-million-year-old fossil egg found
February 24 Harold E. Ballard sells CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats to David Braley
February 24 Iran's Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini offers $1M-$3M bounty on Salman Rushdie's death due to his novel, "Satanic Verses"
February 24 Margaret Ray found in David Letterman's home, claims to be his wife
February 24 U.S. Boeing 747 loses parts of roof over Pacific, 9 die
February 24 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
February 25 1st independent blue-collar labor union in Communist Hungary forms
February 25 Dallas Cowboys' new owner fires 29-year coach Tom Landry
February 25 Javed Miandad scores 271 vs. New Zealand at Eden Park
February 25 Lowest baramotric pressure in Netherlands (956.7 mbar at De Bilt)
February 25 Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
February 26 Betsy King wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open/Helene Curtis Pro-Am
February 26 California court throws out most of Margo Adams's $12 million breach-of- contract suit against Red Sox third baseman Wade Boggs
February 26 "Jerome Robbins' Broadway" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 634 performances
February 26 Lowest barometric pressure in Netherlands (95.5 hPa)
February 26 New York Yankees announce that Tom Seaver is their new TV sportscaster
February 27 German war criminals Aus der Funten/Fischer, freed in Holland
February 28 Gretchen Polhemus, 23, (Texas), crowned 38th Miss USA
February 28 Memo by Brian Gumbel criticizing Today Show co-workers becomes public
February 28 Red Schoendienst and Al Barlick elected to Hall of Fame
March 1 Ben Johnson's coach testifies Johnson began using steroids in 1981
March 1 Comet du Toit at perihelion
March 1 Julianne Philips and Bruce Springsteen divorce
March 2 12 European nations agree to ban chlorofluorocarbon production by 2000
March 2 Exxon Houston runs aground in Hawaii, spills 117,000 gallons of oil
March 2 Madonna's "Like a Prayer" premieres on worldwide Pepsi commercial
March 2 NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers win 22nd straight home game
March 2 New York Met Darryl Strawberry swings at teammate Keith Hernandez
March 3 Machinists strike Eastern Airlines; pilots honor picket lines
March 3 Robert McFarlane gets $20,000 fine, 2 years probation for Iran-Contra
March 4 Actress Phoebe Cates marries actor Kevin Kline
March 4 Eastern Airlines machinists strike
March 4 Javier Sotomayor high jumps indoor world record (2.43m)
March 5 19th Easter Seal Telethon raises $37,002,000
March 5 Blains McCallister wins Honda Golf Classic shooting 266
March 5 Elly Verhulst runs world record 3000 m indoor (8:33.82)
March 6 Yankees beat Mets 6-4 in exhibition game (1st meeting since 1985)
March 7 Iran drops diplomatic relations with Britain over Rushdie's book
March 7 Partial eclipse of the Sun in Hawaii, North West North America, Greenland
March 8 "Heidi Chronicles" opens at Plymouth Theater New York City for 621 performances
March 8 Roger Kingdom runs indoor world record 60m hurdles (7.37 seconds)
March 9 Eastern Airlines files for bankruptcy
March 9 Roger Kingdom runs world record 60m hurdles indoor (7.36 sec)
March 9 Senate rejects George H. W. Bush's nomination of John Tower as Defense Secretary
March 9 Soviet Union officially submits to jurisdiction of the World Court
March 9 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
March 12 15th People's Choice Awards
March 12 2 cyanide-contaminated Chilean grapes found in Philadelphia
March 12 Madagascar AREMA party wins parliamentary election
March 13 27th shuttle, Discovery 8, launched, 1st woman to do the countdown
March 13 FDA orders recall of all Chilean fruit in U.S.
March 13 U.S. space shuttle STS-29 launched
March 15 Department of Veterans Affairs officially established as a Cabinet position
March 15 "Les Miserables," opens at Royal Alexandra Theatre Toronto
March 15 New York Rangers retire goalie Eddie Giacomin's #1 uniform
March 17 "Chu Chem" opens at Ritz Theater New York City for 44 performances
March 17 Dorothy Cudahy is 1st female grand marshal of St. Patrick Day Parade
March 18 27th space shuttle mission, STS-29 (Discovery 8), returns to Earth
March 18 California Quake amusement ride opens at Universal Studios
March 18 Dino Ciccarelli sets Washington Capitals record of 7 pts in a game
March 19 Boeing B-22 Osprey VTOL aircraft makes maiden flight
March 19 Ice Dance Championship at Paris won by M Klimova and S Ponomarenko (USR)
March 19 Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by E Gordeeva and S Grinkov (U.S.S.R.)
March 19 Lori Garbacz wins Circle K LPGA Golf Open Tucson
March 19 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Kurt Browning (CAN)
March 19 Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Paris won by Midori Ito (Japan)
March 20 Baseball announces Reds manager Pete Rose is under investigation
March 20 Richard J. Kerr replaces Robert M. Gates as deputy director of CIA
March 21 1st sea test of Trident 2 missile self-destructs, Cape Canaveral
March 22 Pete Rozelle announces retirement as NFL commissioner after 29 years
March 22 U.S. Supreme Court upholds 1 person 1 vote rule of New York City Board of Estimate
March 23 2 Utah scientists claim they have produced fusion at room temperature
March 23 Joel Steinberg sentenced to 25 years for killing his adopted daughter
March 24 Mary Martin in "Peter Pan," 1st seen on TV since 1973
March 24 Worst U.S. oil spill, Exxon's Valdez spills 11.3 mil gallons off Alaska
March 25 "Les Miserables," opens at Auditorium Theatre, Chicago
March 26 1st free elections in U.S.S.R.; 190 M votes cast; Boris Yeltsin wins
March 26 Allison Finney wins LPGA Standard Register Turquoise Golf Classic
March 27 1st half-black soap opera, "Generations," premieres on NBC-TV
March 27 Delhi beat Bengal by innings and 210 to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
March 28 New Zealand wins America's Cup over Stars and Stripes, in a New York court
March 29 1st Soviet hockey players are permitted to play for the NHL
March 29 1st U.S. private commercial rocket makes suborbital test flight (NM)
March 29 61st Academy Awards - "Rainman," Dustin Hoffman and Jodie Foster win
March 29 9th Golden Raspberry Awards: Cocktail wins
March 29 I. M. Pei's pyramidal entrance to the Louvre opens in Paris
March 29 Michael Milken, junk bond king, indicted in New York for racketeering
March 31 Donald Trump purchases Eastern's Northeast Shuttle
April 1 1st New York Mets - New York Yankee game in New York City since 1983, Yankees win 4-3
April 1 A Bartlett Giamatti replaces Ueberroth as 7th commissioner of baseball
April 2 18th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Juli Inkster
April 2 8th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Auburn 76-60
April 2 Wrestlemania V at Trump Plaza, Hulk Hogan beats "Macho Man" Savage
April 2 Yankees beat Mets 4-0, sweeping 1989 mayor's trophy series in 2 games
April 3 51st NCAA Men's Basketball Champion: Michigan beats Seton Hall 80-79 in overtime
April 3 Mets win 11th consecutive home opener 8-4 over St. Louis at Shea Stad
April 3 "Sunrise" a Gannett newspaper begins publishing for Bronx
April 4 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's last NBA game in Seattle
April 4 New York Yankee Tommy John ties record of playing 26 seasons, his 287th win puts him 19th overall as Yankees beat Twins on opening day 4-2
April 5 David Letterman becomes 1st network TV series to use dolby stereo
April 5 Orel Hershiser ends his 59 consecutive scoreless pitched inning streak
April 5 Solidarity grants legal status in Poland
April 6 Orel Hershiser ends his record 59 consecutive scoreless streak
April 7 New York Supreme Court takes America's Cup away from San Diego Yacht Club for using a catamaran against New Zealand. Appeals court eventually overrules
April 7 Soviet sub sinks in Norwegian Sea, with about a dozen deaths
April 8 1-handed pitcher Jim Abbott debut but lasts only 4 2/3 inn
April 8 Entertainment Tonight's Mary Hart marries producer Burt Sugarman
April 9 53rd Golf Masters Championship: Nick Faldo wins, shooting a 283
April 9 Mike Tyson strikes a parking attendant when asked to move his car
April 9 Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Red Robin Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic
April 9 Rickey Henderson steals his 800th career base in New York's 4-3 loss to Clev
April 9 Scott Hoch chokes on 18 inch putt and loses Masters golf tournament
April 9 Washington D.C. march supporting 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision
April 10 10th Emmy Sports Award presentation
April 10 24th Academy of Country Music Awards: Hank Williams, Jr., Alabama
April 10 H. J. Heinz, Van Camp Seafood and Bumble Bee Seafood say they would not buy tuna caught in nets that also trap dolphins
April 10 Intel corp announces shipment of 80-486 chip
April 11 1st playoff goal scored by a goalie, Ron Hextall of Philadelphia
April 11 Flyers, scores short-handed into an empty net beating Caps 8-5
April 12 3rd Soul Train Music Awards: Anita Baker
April 12 Peter Ueberroth deal to purchase Eastern Airlines falls through
April 13 "Welcome to the Club" opens at Music Box Theater New York City for 12 performances
April 14 1,100,000,000th Chinese born
April 14 In the Iran-Contra trial, Oliver North's case goes to the jury
April 15 96 crushed to death at Sheffield Soccer Stadium in England
April 15 South African/British Olympic runner Zola Budd marries
April 15 Students in Beijing pro-democracy protests
April 15 Sue Marchiano wins 3rd World Cup female marathon (2:30:48)
April 15 Then largest lottery in North America ($69M) drawn in Illinois
April 16 1st Seniors Golf Tradition: Don Bies wins
April 16 Berendrechtsluis opens in Antwerp, biggest flood lock in world
April 16 Costa Rica beats U.S. 1-0, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
April 16 Pat Bradley wins LPGA AI Star/Centinela Hospital Golf Classic
April 16 Zeleka Metaferia wins 3rd World Cup marathon (2:10:28)
April 17 18th Boston Women's Marath won by Ingrid Kristiansen of Nor in 2:24:33
April 17 93rd Boston Marathon won by Abebe Mekonen of Ethiopia in 2:09:06
April 17 Maximum New York State unemployment benefits raised to $245 per week
April 17 Polish labor union granted legal status
April 17 Soviet-U.S. agreement allows Soviets to fight U.S. pros
April 18 Zimbabwe gains independence
April 19 Gun turret explodes on USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors
April 19 Kevin Elster (New York Mets), sets errorless shortstop mark at 73
April 19 Republic Day in Sierra Leone
April 21 George W. Bush and Edward W. Rose become CEO of Texas Rangers
April 21 Thousands of Chinese crowd into Beijing's Tiananmen Square cheering students demanding greater political freedom
April 22 Nolan Ryan strikes out his 5,000th batter, Rickey Henderson
April 22 "Welcome to the Club" closes at Music Box Theater New York City after 12 performances
April 23 Betsy King wins LPGA USX Golf Classic
April 23 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar plays his last game as a Laker
April 23 Nolan Ryan blows a no hitter in 9th inning
April 23 Students in Beijing China announce class boycotts
April 24 10s of thousands of students strikes in Beijing China
April 24 Massachusetts declares today "New Kids on the Block Day"
April 25 Mike Tyson gets a speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany, New York
April 25 Penguin Mario Lemuix ties NHL playoff record of 4 goals in 1st period
April 26 AT&T announces New Jersey's 201 area code will split into 908 and 201
April 26 Mike Tyson is ticketed for driving 71 MPH in 30 mile zone in Albany
April 27 Beijing students take over Tiananmen Square in China
April 27 Hurricane in Bangladesh, kills 500
April 27 Mandatory seatbelt law goes into effect in Italy
April 27 "Starmites" opens at Criter Ctr SR Theater New York City for 60 performances
April 28 Argentina, hit by rocketing inflation, runs out of money
April 28 Iran protests sale of "Satanic Verses" by Salman Rushdie
April 29 2nd government of Lubbers falls
April 30 Critics Siskel and Ebert film their 500th TV movie-review show
April 30 Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
April 30 Pope John Paul II beatifies Victoire Rasoamanarivo of Madagascar
April 30 U.S. beats Costa Rica 1-0, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
May 1 Disney's MGM Studio theme park officially opens to public
May 1 Jockey Chris Antley ends record of 64 consecutive winning days
May 1 U.S. 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 home run on 1st at bat
May 4 U.S. launches Magellan to Venus
May 4 U.S. space shuttle STS-30 launched
May 5 Mike Tyson gets 2nd speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany, New York
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 minutes in Nepal at 21,030 feet
May 7 Panamanian voters reject dictator Manuel Noriega's bid for presidency
May 8 Paul McCartney releases "My Brave Face" and "Ferry Cross the Mersey"
May 8 U.S. space shuttle STS-30 lands
May 9 Journalist petition Chinese government for freedom of press
May 9 New York Mets Kevin Elster, errors after 88 errorless games at shortstop
May 9 New York Mets Rick Cerone, errors after 159 errorless games as catcher
May 9 "Saratina!" closes at Cort Theater New York City after 597 performances
May 10 FC Barcelona wins 29th Europe Cup II
May 10 General Manuel Noriega's government nullifies country's elections, which the opposition had won by a 3-1 margin
May 11 217th and 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" performs their 2,000th TV performance
May 12 Last graffiti covered New York City subway car retired
May 12 Retired British pilot Jack Mann is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists
May 13 Approx 2,000 students begin hunger strike in Tiananmen Square, China
May 13 Minnesota Twin Kirby Puckett becomes 35th to hit 4 doubles in a game
May 13 Trinidad and Tobago ties U.S. 1-1, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
May 14 1st time since 1948 a player hit 6 consecutive doubles (Kirby Puckett)
May 14 1st Tour de Trump bicycle race run (Atlanta)
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 Blue Jays fire manager Jimy Williams and replace him with Cito Gaston
May 15 "Chu Chem" closes at Ritz Theater New York City after 44 performances
May 15 Maxwell House coffee runs ads during "Roe vs Wade" movie despite threat of boycott by right-to-lifers
May 15 Soviet President Gorbachev in Beijing for 1st Sino-Soviet summit in 30 yrs
May 15 U.S. Basketball League cancels its summer schedule
May 16 Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev and 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 17 Vincent Van Gogh's "Portrait of Dr. Gachet" auctioned for $825M
May 18 Lisa Strawberry files for divorce from Darryl
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' Mount 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 Cleveland loses and drop to 21-22, this is the latest a sub .500 team is in 1st place (AL East)
May 23 Lincoln Square in Bronx named
May 24 A. C. Milan wins 34th Europe Cup 1 at Barcelona
May 24 French war criminal Paul Touvier arrested in monastery in Nice
May 24 "Indiana Jones and Last Crusade" premieres
May 24 New York Yankee hurler Lee Gutterman sets record of pitching 30-2/3 innings before giving up his 1st run of season
May 24 NHL's New York Rangers fire General Manager and coach Phil Esposito
May 24 Weird Al Yankovic records his UHF soundtrack
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 legal marriage among homosexuals
May 26 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
May 28 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
May 28 Delta Burke (Designing Women) weds Gerald McRaney (Major Dad)
May 28 Emerson Fittipaldi wins Indianapolis 500
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 1st International Rock Awards
May 31 1st presentation of rock n roll Elvis awards
May 31 "Rambling with Gambling" 20,000th radio program on WOR-AM (New York City)
May 31 Speaker of House Jim Wright resigns
June 1 62nd National Spelling Bee: Scott Isaacs wins spelling spoliator
June 1 Margaret Ray pleads guilty to breaking into David Letterman's house
June 1 Robin Givens and Mike Tyson granted final divorce in New Jersey
June 2 10,000 Chinese soldiers are blocked by 100,000 citizens protecting students demonstrating for democracy in Tiananmen Square, Beijing
June 2 14 year old Scott Isaacs spells spoliator to win 1989 Spelling Bee
June 2 Cincinnati Red Eric Davis hits for cycle
June 2 "Dead Poets Society" starring Robin Williams, premieres
June 2 Rolling Stones Bill Wyman marries Mandy Smith
June 3 Chinese troops kill hundred of pro-democracy students in Beijing
June 3 Country singer Rebe McEntire weds her manager Narvel Blackstone
June 3 Houston Astros beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 5-4, in 22 innings (7:14:09)
June 3 Leaking pipe of Asha, U.S.S.R. causes 2 trains to catch fire; 460 die
June 3 Nolan Ryan pitches his 2nd one-hitter this season and 11th overall
June 4 2nd Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $770,000
June 4 43rd Tony Awards: Heidi Chronicles and Jerome Robbin's Broadway win
June 4 Beijing cop shoots and wounds Chinese priemer Li Ping
June 4 Eastern Europe's 1st somewhat free election in 40 years held in Poland
June 4 Gas explodes near 2 passenger trains in U.S.S.R., kills 100s
June 4 Largest parade in Bronx history honors 350th anniversary
June 4 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
June 4 Red Sox lead Blue Jays 10-0 in 7th, but lose 12-11 in 12 for Blue Jays 12th consecutive victory at Fenway
June 5 23rd Music City News Country Awards: R Van Shelton and Randy Travis
June 5 Billy Smith, last original New York Islander, retires
June 5 Paul McCartney releases "Flowers in the Dirt"
June 5 Toronto Blue Jays Skydome stadium opens, Mil Brewers win 5-3
June 6 Mets turn their 1st triple play in 7 years but lose to Cubs 8-4
June 7 1st Baseball game to start outdoors and end indoors, as Toronto Blue Jays stadium closes roof during game at 8:48, and beat Brewers 4-2
June 7 23 year old olympic barefoot South African runner Zola Budd retires
June 7 Atlanta Fulton County Comm approves $210M stadium for the Falcons
June 7 For one second this morning, the time is 01:23:45, 6-7-89
June 7 Suriname SLM-173 (DC-8) crashes near Paramaribo Airport killing 173
June 7 Wayne Gretzky wins his 9th NHL Hart (MVP) Trophy in 10 years
June 8 Pirates score 10 in 1st (their best inning since 1942), prompts Pirate Jim Rooker to say he would walk from Pitts to Philadelphia if Pirates lost, Phillies beat them 15-11, Rooker walks at end of season broadcaster
June 9 Barry Switzer resigns as head coach of Oklahoma's football
June 9 Michael Changs French Open win makes him youngest male to go to finals
June 9 Rare tornado in Philadelphia kills 1
June 9 "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier," premieres in USA
June 10 121st Belmont: Pat Day aboard Easy Goer wins in 2:26
June 10 59th French Womens Tennis: A Sanchez Vicario beats S Graf (76 36 75) favored Steffi Graf, also 1st Spaniard to win a grand slam title
June 10 "Tales From The Crypt," TV Anthology, debuts on HBO
June 11 59th French Mens Tennis: Michael Chang beats S Edberg (61 36 46 64 62)
June 11 7th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Orville Moody
June 11 Robin Hood 16 wins LPGA Planters Pat Bradley Points Golf International
June 12 Ben Johnson, Canadian Olympian, admits using steroids
June 12 "Doctor Doctor," TV Comedy starring Matt Frewer, debuts on CBS-TV
June 13 43rd NBA Championship: Detroit Pistons sweeps Los Angeles Lakers in 4 games
June 13 Houston's Terry Puhl plays in his 1,403rd game, most by a Canadian
June 13 Jerry Lee Lewis gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
June 14 Ground breaking begins in Minnesota on world's largest mall
June 14 Nolan Ryan becomes 2nd pitcher to defeat all 26 teams
June 14 Queen Elizabeth II knights Ronald Reagan
June 14 Rocker Carol King gets a star in Hollywood's walk of fame
June 14 Zsa Zsa Gabor arrested for slaping Beverly Hills motorcycle patrolman
June 15 Baltimore Orioles pull their 9th triple play, vs. Yankees
June 16 Funeral for Imre Nagg, leader of Hungarian uprising in 1956
June 16 "Ghostbusters II" premieres
June 16 Only 17 hole-in-ones recorded since U.S. open began, today 4 more are made all on 6th hole (Weaver, Wiebe, Pate and Price)
June 17 U.S. beats Guatemala 2-1, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
June 18 89th U.S. Golf Open: Curtis Strange shoots a 278 at Oak Hill CC New York
June 18 Comet Churyunov-Gerasimenko at perihelion
June 18 John Wayne Bobitt marries Lorena L Gallo
June 18 Laura Davies wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
June 18 "Starmites" closes at Criter Ctr SR Theater New York City after 60 performances
June 19 Mets Dwight Gooden wins his 100th game (100-37)
June 21 Carlton Fisk becomes AL catcher home run hitter, 307th at Yankee stadium
June 21 Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson remarry
June 21 Supreme Court rules ok to burn U.S. flag as a political expression
June 21 Yankees trade Rickey Henderson to A's for Plunk, Cadaret and Polonia
June 23 Movie "Batman" premieres
June 24 Cards Vince Coleman steals record 39th and 40th consecutive bases
June 25 1st U.S. postmark dedicated to Lesbian and Gay Pride
June 25 Betsy King wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
June 25 "Day By Day," last airs on NBC-TV
June 25 Mets' defense does not record a single assist in a 5-1 win over Phils
June 26 Canada updates coins with a new potrait of the Queen
June 26 Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson marry for 2nd time
June 29 Emmy 16th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 10th time
June 29 Susan Lucci loses daytime emmy for 10th straight year
June 30 Attorney General Thornburgh orders Joseph Doherty deported to UK
June 30 Congressman Lukins found guilty of having sex with a 16 year old girl
June 30 "Les Miserables," opens at Theatre Muzyczyny, Gdynia
June 30 N.Y. State Legislature passes Staten Island secession bill
June 30 NASA closes down tracking stations in Santiago, Chile and Guam
June 30 Sudan suspends interim constitution following coup
July 1 Hugh Hefner (Playboy editor) weds playmate Kimberly Conrad
July 1 NFL owners vote unanimously to form WLAF
July 1 Yankees beat Milwaukee Brewers 4-1, score is changed to 5-1 after game is over. Umpire rules Roberto Kelly scored before a double-play
July 2 10th U.S. Seniors Golf Open: Orville Moody
July 2 17th du Maurier Golf Classic: Tammie Green
July 3 Peter Koech of Kenya sets 3k steeplechase rec (8:05.39) in Stockholm
July 3 Supreme Court rules states do not have to provide funds for abortions
July 3 The movie "Batman," set record of quickest $100 million (10 days)
July 4 14 year old actress Drew Barrymore, attempts suicide
July 4 Red's Tom Browning is 3 outs away from his 2nd career perfect game when Phillie Dickie Thon doubles
July 4 Unmanned Russian Mig-23 crashes in Bellegem-Kooigem, Belgium (1 dies)
July 5 Barry Bond's home run sets father-son (Bobby) home run record at 408
July 5 Mark McGwire's gets 100th home run, 2nd fastest (1400 at bats) (to Kiner)
July 5 Rod Stewart hits his head while on stage and knocks himself out
July 5 South African President Pieter Botha visits ANC leader Nelson Mandela
July 5 Toronto Blue Jays are 10 games back in AL, and go on to win AL East
July 6 Despite retiring May 29, Mike Schmidt elected to start All Star game
July 8 Carlos Saul Menum becomes President of Argentina
July 8 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
July 9 103rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: B Becker beats Stefan Edberg (60 76 64)
July 9 96th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: S Graf beats M Navratilova (62 67 61)
July 9 Penny Hammel wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
July 10 Paula Ivan runs female world record 1 mile (4:15.61)
July 11 60th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim All star MVP: Bo Jackson (Kansas City Royals)
July 11 President Ronald Reagan sportscasts All Star Game
July 12 New York Yankee pitching great Ron Guidry retires (170-91 .651, 3.29 ERA)
July 14 16th James Bond movies "License to Kill" premieres
July 16 44th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King
July 17 1st Test flight of U.S. stealth-bomber
July 17 Paul McCartney releases "This One"
July 17 Reds reliever Kent Tekulve retires after 1,070 appearances
July 18 48 cm rainfall at Rockport, West Virginia, state record
July 19 Cleveland Indian Joe Carter has his 4th 3 home run game
July 19 United Airlines DC-10 crashes at Sioux City Iowa, kills 112
July 20 93 degrees F, highest overnight low ever recorded in Phoenix, Arizona
July 20 Burma government puts author Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest
July 21 Eastern Airlines submits a reorganization plan to creditors
July 21 Greg LeMond wins Tour de France in fastest time
July 21 Mike Tyson KOs Carl Williams in 1:33 for heavyweight boxing title
July 22 Kristin Huxhold, 18, of Missouri, crowned America's Junior Miss
July 23 118th British Golf Open: Mark Calcavecchia shoots a 275 at Royal Troon
July 23 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
July 23 FOX-TV tops ABC, NBC and CBS for 1st time, America's Most Wanted
July 23 Winds gust to 85 MPH at Fort Smith Arkansas
July 24 Paula Gwynn, 22, crowned 21st Miss Black America
July 25 Brandi Sherwood, of Idaho, crowned 7th Miss Teen USA
July 27 Atlanta Brave Dale Murphy is 10th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (6th)
July 28 Braves Dale Murphy, hits 2 3-run home runs in an inning, 14th man to hit 2 home runs in an inning. Also ties record of 6 RBIs in an inning
July 28 Cards' Vince Coleman is caught stealing ends record streak at 50
July 28 NASA's Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, announce new high-temperature superconductors able to operate at 33 to 37 Gigahertz
July 29 Javier Sotomayor of Cuba sets high jump record (8'0") in San Juan
July 29 Phillies retire Steve Carlton's # 32
July 29 Vince Coleman, record streak stopped at 50 straight stolen bases
July 29 White Sox trade Harold Baines to Rangers for Scott Fletcher and Sam Sosa
July 30 Chile amends its constitution
July 30 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic
July 31 Twins trade AL Cy Young Award winner Frank Viola to Mets
August 1 Australia take 3-0 series lead over England to regain Cricket Ashes
August 2 NASA confirmed Voyager 2's discovery of 3 more moons of Neptune designated temporarily 1989 N2, 1989 N3 and 1989 N24
August 3 5th jockey to win 6,000 races (Jorge Valesquez)
August 3 Cincinnati Reds send record 20 men to bat with a record 16 hits in 1 inning as they score 14 runs in 1st inning
August 3 Lawrence Delisle drives his 4 kids into river
August 3 Rickey Henderson sets AL mark of 50 steals in 9 seasons
August 4 Blue Jays Dave Steib's perfect game broken up in 9th with 2 outs by New York Yankee Roberto Kelly
August 6 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Greater Washington Golf Open
August 6 Boston Red Sox retire Carl Yastrezemski's #8
August 6 Jaime Paz Zamora inaugurated as president of Bolivia
August 6 "Oh! Calcutta!" closes at Edison Theater New York City after 5959 performances
August 6 Pilot Union tells pilots okay to cross Eastern picket lines
August 8 U.S. space shuttle STS-28 launched
August 10 A's bat out of order against White Sox in 3rd inning
August 10 Australia 0-301 at end of day one, 5th Test Cricket at Trent Bridge
August 11 Geoff Marsh and Mark Taylor complete 329 opening stand vs. England
August 11 "Nightmare on Elm Street 5: Dream Child" premieres
August 11 Voyager 2 discovers 2 partial rings of Neptune
August 13 2 hot-air balloon crash at Alice Springs Australia, 13 killed
August 13 71st PGA Championship: Payne Stewart shoots 276 at Kemper Lakes Golf Club Illinois
August 13 U.S. space shuttle STS-28 lands
August 14 President Pieter W Botha of South Africa, resigns
August 15 Cancer sufferer/San Francisco Giant pitcher Dave Dravecky breaks arm on mound
August 15 Frederik de Klerk becomes president of South Africa
August 15 Giorgio Lamberti swims world record 200m free style (1:46.69)
August 15 In 2nd start since after cancer treatment, Giants Dave Dravecky breaks his pitching arm while throwing to Tim Raines
August 15 U.S. Venus probe Magellan launched from Space shuttle
August 16 Roger Kingdom of USA sets 110m hurdle record (12.92) in Zurich
August 17 32nd Walker Cup: Britain - Ireland, 12 -11
August 17 Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken moves into 3rd place (1,208th cons game)
August 18 Arturo Barrios of Mexico sets 10K record (27:08.23) in Berlin
August 18 Bucky Dent replaces Dallas Green as New York Yankee manager
August 19 Tadeusz Mazowiecki, elected 1st non-communist president of Poland
August 20 Aak crashes into pleasure boat The Margin on the Thames, 51 killed
August 20 Howard Johnson joins B Bonds and W Mays to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases
August 20 Janet Evans swims female world record 800m freestyle (8:16.22)
August 20 Said Aouita runs world record 3000 m (7:29.45)
August 21 Voyager 2 begins a flyby of planet Neptune
August 22 1st complete ring around Neptune discovered
August 22 Nolan Ryan strikes out his 5,000th batter (Rickey Henderson)
August 23 Lewis/Everett/Burrell/Heard run world record 4x200 m (1:19.38)
August 23 Los Angeles Dodgers beat Montreal Expos, 1-0, in 22 innings (Rick Dempsey home run)
August 24 British brewery Bass buys Holiday Inn hotel chain
August 24 Pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling
August 24 Voyager 2 flies past Neptune
August 25 After 12-year, 4-billion-mile journey, Voyager 2 flies over cloudtops of Neptune and its moon Triton, sending back photographs of swamps
August 26 Trumbull Conn, is 1st U.S. team since 1983 to win Little League WS
August 27 100 march through Bensonhurst protesting racial killings
August 27 89th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Chris Patton
August 27 Betsy King wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship
August 27 Tina Barrett wins LPGA Mitsubishi Motors Ocean State Golf Open
August 28 1st regular-season matchup of defending Cy Young Award winners
August 28 Frank Viola and Mets outduel Orel Hershiser and Dodgers 1-0
August 30 Roman Polanski marries actress Emmanuelle Seigner
September 1 "Anything Goes" closes at Beaumont Theater New York City after 804 performances
September 1 Princess Anne and Mark Phillips announce their separation
September 2 Reverend Al Sharpton leads a civil rights march through Bensonhurst
September 3 Chris Evert defeats 15-year-old Monica Seles for her 101st and last U.S. Tennis Open singles victory
September 3 Iljushin-62 crashes down on residential area of Havana, 170 die
September 3 "Into the Woods" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 764 performances
September 4 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
September 4 Jerry Lewis' 24th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $42,737,219
September 5 Chris Evert last U.S. Open match, she is defeated by Zina Garrison
September 5 Deborah Norville becomes news anchor of Today Show
September 6 6th MTV Awards: Living Colour wins
September 6 Amateur Athletic Federation strips Ben Johnson of all track records
September 6 Police computer accuses 41,000 Parisians of murder/prostitution
September 8 George Brett gets his 2,500th hit
September 8 Mausoleum of Beatrice of Brabant (1288) discovered in Kortrijk Belgium
September 8 Norwegian Convair 580 crashes at Jutland in sea (55 murder)
September 9 103rd U.S. Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats M Navratilova (36 75 61)
September 10 109th U.S. Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (76 16 63 76)
September 10 5 days after hitting a home run for Yankees in a 12-2 win over the Mariners,
September 10 Browns allow Pittsburgh only 53 net yards, a team defensive record
September 10 Deion Sanders returns a punt 68 yards for a touchdown
September 10 East Germans begin their flight to west (via Hungary and Czechoslovakia)
September 10 Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins LPGA Cellular One-Ping Golf Championship
September 11 Drexel formally pleads guilty to security fraud
September 11 KSO-AM in Des Moines Iowa changes call letters to KGGO
September 12 Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
September 13 Desmond Tutu leads biggest anti-apartheid protest march in South Africa
September 13 Fay Vincent elected baseball's 8th commissioner
September 13 "Les Miserables," opens at Fisher Theatre, Detroit
September 14 Calgary Flames become 1st NHL team to play in U.S.S.R., win 4-2
September 14 Jeff Reardon is 1st to record 30 saves in 5 consecutive seasons
September 14 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
September 16 Debbye Turner (Mont), 23, crowned 63rd Miss America 1990
September 16 Singer Natalie Cole marries record producer Andre Fisher
September 17 41st Emmy Awards: LA Law, Cheers, Dana Delany and Candice Bergen win
September 17 Beth Daniel wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
September 17 Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
September 17 Hurricane Hugo begins 4 day sweep through Caribbean, killing 62
September 17 Hurricane Hugo, kills 85 in Charleston, South Carolina
September 17 New York City court of appeals overturns lower court decision and returns America's Cup back to U.S. (from New Zealand)
September 18 Hurricane Hugo causes extensive damage in Puerto Rico
September 19 Appeals court restores America's Cup to U.S. after New York Supreme Court gave it to New Zealand (New Zealand protested US's use of a catamaran)
September 19 Chase Manhattan Discovery Center at Brooklyn Botanic Garden opens
September 19 French DC-10 crashes near Niger, 171 die
September 20 FW De Klerk sworn in as president of South Africa
September 20 Musical "Miss Saigon," premieres in London
September 20 U.S. Air overshoots runway at LaGuardia Airport in New York City, 2 people die
September 21 Poland's Sejm (National Assembly) approves prime minister Mazowiecki
September 22 Cards outfielder Leon Durham suspended for 60 days due to drugs
September 22 IRA-bomb kills 10 British marines in Kent
September 23 Blue Jays bat out of order against Brewers in 6th inning
September 24 28th Ryder Cup: U.S. and Europe draw, 14-14 at The Belfry, England
September 24 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Nippon Travel-MBS Golf Classic
September 25 Archaeologists open Titus of Rhine grave in Amsterdam
September 25 Ronald Harwood's "Another Time," premieres in London
September 25 Wade Boggs is 1st to get 200 hits and 100 walks in 4 consecutive seasons
September 26 Last Vietnamese soldier leaves Cambodia
September 26 MPAA creates NC-17 rating for movies with adult themes
September 26 Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze calls for total destruction of Soviet and U.S. chemical weapons
September 27 Oakland wins AL West and San Francisco wins NL West title
September 27 Sony purchases Columbia Pictures for $3.4 billion cash
September 29 Glenn Frey joins Don Henley on-stage (for 1st time since 1981)
September 29 Zsa Zsa Gabor convicted of slapping a police officer in Beverly Hills
September 30 NASA closes down tracking stations in Hawaii and Ascension
September 30 Nolan Ryan's perfect game broken in 8th, but gets his 300th strikeout
September 30 Senegambia separates back into Gambia and Senegal
September 30 Toronto Blue Jays wins AL East title
October 1 Batting titles decided on final day Puckett goes 2-for-5 edges Carney Lansford .339 to .336, Gwynn's 3-for-4 edges Will Clark .336 to .333
October 1 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
October 1 Dallas Cowboy, Ed "Too Tall" Jones records his 1,000th NFL tackle
October 1 Thousands of East Germans flee to West Germany
October 1 U.S. issues a stamp, labeling an apatosaurus as a brontosaurus
October 3 Panamanian Defense Force attempted coup of Manuel Noriega fails
October 4 Giants Will Clark hits 1st NLCS grand slam since 1977
October 4 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
October 7 Radio talk show host Larry King weds Julie Alexander
October 7 Rickey Henderson steals a record 8 bases in a play off (5 games)
October 8 Oakland beats Toronto, 4-3 in Game 5, to advance to the World Series
October 9 1st NFL game coached by a black man (Art Shell), his Los Angeles Raiders beat New York Jets 14-7 on Monday Night Football
October 9 23rd Country Music Association Award: George Strait, Kathy Mattea wins
October 9 27th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Tokyo Japan (3-0)
October 12 Herschel Walker is traded from Cowboys to Vikings for 12 players
October 12 Musical "Buddy" with Paul Hipp premieres in London
October 13 Bob Quinn resigns as New York Yankee Vice President/General Manager and replaced by Harding Peterson
October 13 Dow Jones down 190.58 points
October 14 Dave Stewart is 1st since 1976 to start consec World Series openers
October 14 Texas A&I, Johnny Bailey sets NCAA season rush record at 6,085 yards
October 15 Billy Graham is given 1,900th star on Hollywood Blvd
October 15 South Africa President FW de Klerk frees Sisulu and 4 other political prisoners
October 15 South african ANC-founder/leader Walter Sisulu freed
October 15 Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howes as NHL's all time top scorer
October 16 Bikenibau Paeniu installed as premier of Tuvalu
October 16 Jan Syse becomes premier of Norway
October 17 Earthquake in San Francisco (6.9) cancels 3rd game of World Series, kills 67
October 18 East German state/party leader Erich Honecker, resigns
October 18 Hungary revises constitution
October 18 U.S. 62nd manned space mission STS-34 (Atlantis 5) launches into orbit
October 19 Astor Piazzolla and Wm Finn's musical "Dangerous Games" premieres in New York City
October 19 "Dangerous Games" opens at Nederlander Theater New York City for 4 performances
October 19 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
October 20 Pakistan win Sharjah Trophy over India and WI on round-robin
October 20 U.S. Senate impeaches U.S. District Judge Alcee L Hastings
October 21 1st black owners (Betram Lee and Peter Bynoe) to own a major sports team, purchasing Denver Nuggets for $65m
October 21 Buck Helm found alive after being buried 4 days, in San Francisco earthquake
October 21 "Dangerous Games" closes at Nederlander Theater New York City after 4 performances
October 21 Houston becomes 1st major college team to gain 1000 yards in a game
October 22 Denver Nuggets beat Jugoplastika Split 135-129 in 3rd McDonald Open
October 22 Red Khmer occupies Pailin in Cambodia
October 23 Browns' Bernie Kosar sets club record with a 97-yard TD pass
October 23 George Harrison releases "Best of Dark Horse 1976 - 1989" album
October 23 Hungary proclaims itself a republic and declares communist rule ended
October 23 U.S. 62nd manned space mission STS-34 (Atlantis 5) returns from space
October 23 William Nicholson's "Shadowlands," premieres in London
October 24 After a weeks delay due to earthquake, World Series game 3 is played
October 24 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
October 24 Reverend Jim Bakker is sentenced to 50 years for fraud
October 28 Oakland A's sweep San Francisco Giants in earthquake/BART series
October 29 Colleen Walker wins LPGA Nichirei Golf International
October 29 New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority opens 63rd street extension to subway
October 29 Ozzie Newsome ends NFL streak of 150 consecutive game receptions
October 30 August A Busch III becomes CEO of St. Louis Cardinals
October 30 Smith Dairy at Orrville Ohio, makes largest milk shake (1,575.2 gal)
October 31 AR Gurney's "Love Letters," premieres in New York City
October 31 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
October 31 Turgat Ozal elected president of Turkey
October 31 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
November 1 "Les Miserables," opens at Curran Theatre, San Francisco
November 1 Pakistan beat West Indies by 4 wickets to win Cricket's Nehru Cup
November 1 Scandinavian Airlines System bans smoking on many flights
November 2 "Meet Me in St. Louis" opens at Gershwin Theater New York City for 253 performances
November 3 100s of Bulgarian demonstrate in Sofia for democratic rights
November 3 Lou Piniella is named manager of the Reds, replacing banned Pete Rose
November 3 Minn Timberwolves' 1st NBA game, loses to Seattle, 106-94
November 4 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Bayakoa, Dancing Spree, Go for Wand, Prized, Rhythm, Steinlen, Sunday Silence
November 4 Orlando Magic's 1st NBA game, loses to Nets, 111-106
November 4 Rene Muawad elected president of Lebanon
November 5 19th New York City Women's Marathon won by Ingrid Kristiansen in 2:25:30
November 5 20th New York City Marathon won by Juma Ikangaa in 2:08:01
November 5 Browns' Bernie Kosar sets club record of 16 cons pass completions
November 5 Elaine Crosby wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
November 5 "Threepenny Opera" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City for 65 performances
November 5 U.S. plays El Salvador, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
November 7 Balt's Gregg Olson is 1st relief pitcher to win AL Rookie of Year
November 7 Douglas Wilder elected 1st U.S. black governor (D-Va)
November 7 New York City elects it's 1st black mayor (Dinkins) and female comp (Holtzman)
November 8 Cubs Jerome Walton wins the NL Rookie of Year
November 8 David Dinkins elected 1st black mayor of New York City
November 8 Douglas Wilder elected 1st U.S. black governor (Virginia)
November 9 East Berlin opens its borders
November 10 Bulgarian party president Todor Zjikov, resigns
November 10 Germans begins demolishing Berlin Wall
November 11 "Prince of Central Park" closes at Belasco Theater New York City after 4 performances
November 11 Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Tish Johnson
November 12 Brazil holds 1st free presidential election in 29 years
November 12 George Forest's musical "Grand Hotel," premieres in New York City
November 12 "Grand Hotel" opens at Martin Beck Theater New York City for 1018 performances
November 13 Paul McCartney releases "Figure of 8" and "Ou Est Le Soleil"
November 14 Padres reliever Mark Davis wins NL Cy Young Award
November 15 Aaron Sorkin's "Few Good Men," premieres in New York City
November 15 Bret Saberhagen wins AL Cy Young Award
November 15 "Few Good Men" opens at Music Box Theater New York City for 497 performances
November 15 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
November 15 Test Cricket debut of Waqar Younis and Sachin Tendulkar at Karachi
November 15 Walter Davis (Denver) begins NBA free throw streak of 53 games
November 16 6 Jesuit priests are killed by El Salvadorian troops
November 16 "Gypsy" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 477 performances
November 16 South Africa President FW de Klerk announces scrapping of Separate Amenities Act
November 17 Bret Saberhagen signs record $2,966,667 per year Kansas City Royal contract
November 18 Penn is 1st to restrict abortions after Supreme Court gave states the right to do so
November 19 U.S. beats Trinidad, 1-0 qualifing for 1990 world soccer cup finals it was US' 1st qualification since 1950
November 20 Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Robin Yount wins AL MVP
November 21 Law banning smoking on most domestic flights signed by President Bush
November 21 TV cameras permitted in British House of Commons
November 22 Aneta Kreglicka of Poland, 24, crowned 39th Miss World
November 22 Conjunction of Venus, Mars, Uranus, Neptune, Saturn and Moon
November 22 Eastern Airlines pilots and flight attendants end their strike, but most are not rehired
November 22 Kirby Pucket signs record $3,000,000 per year Minnesota Twins contract
November 22 U.S. 63rd manned space mission STS-33 (Discovery 9) launches into orbit
November 23 Pilots Union give up sympathy strike against Eastern Airlines
November 23 Xenophobia Zolotas sworn in as premier of Greece
November 24 Communist Party resigns in Czechoslovakia
November 24 Elias Hrawi elected president of Lebanon
November 24 Tendulkar scores a Test Cricket fifty age 16 years 214 days, a record
November 25 David Boon scores 200 vs. New Zealand at cricket WACA
November 26 77th CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 43-40
November 26 Comores coup under Bob Benard
November 26 Luis Alberto Lacalle becomes President of Uruguay
November 26 Rafael Callejas installed as president of Honduras
November 27 Colombian jetliner bombed killing 107
November 27 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
November 27 George Harrison releases "Cheer Down" and "Poor Little Girl"
November 27 Luis Alberto Lacelle elected president of Uruguay
November 27 U.S. 63rd manned space mission STS-33 (Discovery 9) returns from space
November 28 Rickey Henderson signs record $3,000,000 per year Oak A's contract
November 28 Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci flees to Hungary
November 29 8th Largest wrestling crowd (60,000-Tokyo Dome)
November 29 India president Rajiv Gandhi, resigns
December 1 "Day Without Art" - Artists demonstrate against AIDS
December 1 East Germany drops communist monopoly from its constitution
December 1 Mark Langston signs record $3.2 million per year California Angels contract
December 1 U.S.S.R. President Mikhail Gorbachev meets Pope John Paul II at the Vatican
December 2 55th Heisman Trophy Award: Andre Ware, Houston (quarterback)
December 2 KHJ-TV in Los Angeles, California changes call letters to KCAL-TV
December 2 Vishwanath Pratap Singh sworn in as president of India
December 3 Pat Bradley/Bill Glasson wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
December 5 France TGV train reaches world record speed of 482.4 kph
December 6 Mafia drug kingpin bombs security force at Bogota, kills 52
December 6 Worst Canadian mass murder: Marc Lepine kills 14 women at U Montreal
December 7 C Coleman and D Zippel's musical "City of Angels," premieres in New York City
December 8 Great Britain performs nuclear test
December 9 "Les Miserables" opens at Princess Theatre, Melbourne
December 10 President Gustav Husak of Czechoslovakia, resigns
December 11 "City of Angels" opens at Virginia Theater New York City for 878 performances
December 11 Mark Davis signs record $3.25 million per year Kansas City Royals contract
December 13 Walter Davis (Denver) ends NBA free throw streak of 53 games
December 16 Commencement of 1st Test Cricket play at Bellerive Oval, Hobart (v SL)
December 16 Geoff Marsh completes 355* for WA against South Australia
December 17 78th Davis Cup: Germany beats Sweden in Stuttgart (3-2)
December 17 Brazil elects conservative Fernando Collor de Mello president
December 17 Michael Bevan scores cricket century on 1st-class debut (114 SA vs. WA)
December 17 Patti Rizzo/Mike Hill wins LPGA Mazda Golf Championship
December 18 Athol Fugard's "My Children, My Africa," premieres in New York City
December 18 "I Love Lucy" Christmas episode, shown for 1st time in over 30 years
December 19 American Airlines purchases Eastern Airline's Latin American route
December 19 Larry Bird, of the Celtics, begins NBA free throw streak of 71 games
December 20 Premier Lubbers sees CDA-party leader Elco Brinkman as successor
December 20 U.S. troops invade Panama and oust Manuel Noriega, but don't catch him
December 21 Dan Quayle sends out 30,000 Xmas cards with word beacon spelled beakon
December 21 Romania's dictator Nicolae Ceausescu's final speech (executed 12/25)
December 22 -18 degrees F in Denver, -23 degrees F in Kansas City, Missouri, -42 degrees F in Scottsbluff Nebraska -47 degrees F in Hardin Mont and -60 degrees F in Black Hills South Dakota
December 22 After 23 years of dictatorial rule, Romania ousts Nicolea Ceausescu
December 22 Chad adopts its Constitution
December 22 Cold wave: -4 degrees F in Oklahoma City, -6 degrees F in Tulsa, -12 degrees F in Pitts,
December 24 Charles Taylor enters Liberia to unseat President Samuel K Doe
December 24 Panama's dictator, Manual Noriega seeks asylum at Vatican embassy
December 25 Japanese scientist achieve -271.8 degrees C, coldest temp ever recorded
December 26 ODI debut for Mark Taylor and Sanath Jayasuriya at cricket MCG
December 27 Oregon begins taking bids on NBA games
December 28 Alexander Dubcek elected parliament chairman of Czechoslovakia
December 28 Earthquake at Newcastle Australia, 11 die
December 29 Jane Pauley says goodbye to NBC's "Today" show
December 29 Vaclav Havel becomes president of Czechoslovakia
December 29 Wayne Gretzky and Martina Navratilova, named athletes of decade by AP
December 30 10th United Negro College Fund raises $12,000,000
December 30 Dmitri Volkov swims world record 50m freestyle (27.15 sec)
December 31 Actress Annabella Sciorra (Jungle Fever) weds Joe Petruzzi
December 31 Fog Bowl: Heavy fog rolls in on Bears 20-12 victory over Eagles
December 31 Jockey Kent Desormeaux sets record with 598 wins in a year
December 31 "Me and My Girl" closes at Marquis Theater New York City after 1420 performances
December 31 "Threepenny Opera" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City after 65 performances