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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1989 AD


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: Otis Redding, Dion, Rolling Stones, Temptations and Stevie Wonder
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 18: Largest Art robbery in the history (Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston), where 12 paintings valued at $100 million are stolen
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: 95 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 B 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
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