Today in History for April 1989

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 78 of 78

1st - 1st NY Met-NY Yankee game in NYC since 1983, Yanks win 4-3
1st - A Bartlett Giamatti replaces Ueberroth as 7th commissioner of baseball
2nd - 18th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Juli Inkster
2nd - 8th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Tennessee beats Auburn 76-60
2nd - Wrestlemania V at Trump Plaza, Hulk Hogan beats "Macho Man" Savage
2nd - Yanks beat Mets 4-0, sweeping 1989 mayor's trophy series in 2 games
3rd - "Sunrise" a Gannett newspaper begins publishing for Bronx
3rd - 51st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Mich beats Seton Hall 80-79 (OT)
3rd - Mets win 11th consecutive home opener 8-4 over St Louis at Shea Stad
4th - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's last NBA game in Seattle
4th - NY Yankee Tommy John ties record of playing 26 seasons, his 287th win puts him 19th overall as Yanks beat Twins on opening day 4-2
5th - David Letterman becomes 1st network TV series to use dolby stereo
5th - Orel Hershiser ends his 59 consecutive scoreless pitched inning streak
Comedian and Television Host David LettermanComedian and Television Host David Letterman 5th - Solidarity grants legal status in Poland
6th - Orel Hershiser ends his record 59 consecutive scoreless streak
7th - Soviet sub sinks in Norwegian Sea, with about a dozen deaths
7th - NY Supreme Court takes America's Cup away from SD Yacht Club for using a catamaran against NZ. Appeals court eventually overrules
8th - 1-handed pitcher Jim Abbott debut but lasts only 4 2/3 inn
9th - 53rd Golf Masters Championship: Nick Faldo wins, shooting a 283
9th - Mike Tyson strikes a parking attendant when asked to move his car
9th - Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Red Robin Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic
9th - Rickey Henderson steals his 800th career base in NY's 4-3 loss to Clev
9th - Scott Hoch chokes on 18 inch putt & loses Masters golf tournament
9th - Wash DC march supporting 1973 Roe vs Wade decision (allow abortions)
10th - 10th Emmy Sports Award presentation
10th - 24th Academy of Country Music Awards: Hank Williams Jr, Alabama
Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams JrCountry Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams Jr 10th - Intel corp announces shipment of 80-486 chip
10th - H J Heinz, Van Camp Seafood & Bumble Bee Seafood say they would not buy tuna caught in nets that also trap dolphins
11th - 1st playoff goal scored by a goalie, Ron Hextall of Philadelphia
11th - Flyers, scores short-handed into an empty net beating Caps 8-5
12th - 3rd Soul Train Music Awards: Anita Baker, Bobby Brown win
12th - Peter Ueberroth deal to purchase Eastern Airlines falls through
13th - "Welcome to the Club" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 12 perfs
14th - 1,100,000,000th Chinese born
14th - In the Iran-Contra trial, Oliver North's case goes to the jury
15th - 96 crushed to death at Hillsborough Football Stadium, Sheffield England
15th - Students in Beijing pro-democracy protests
15th - Sue Marchiano wins 3rd World Cup female marathon (2:30:48)
15th - Then largest lottery in North America ($69M) drawn in Illinois
NHL Goalie Ron HextallNHL Goalie Ron Hextall 16th - 1st Seniors Golf Tradition: Don Bies wins
16th - Berendrechtsluis opens in Antwerp, biggest flood lock in world
16th - Costa Rica beats US 1-0, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
16th - Pat Bradley wins LPGA AI Star/Centinela Hospital Golf Classic
16th - Zeleka Metaferia wins 3rd World Cup marathon (2:10:28)
17th - 18th Boston Women's Marath won by Ingrid Kristiansen of Nor in 2:24:33
17th - 93rd Boston Marathon won by Abebe Mekonen of Ethiopia in 2:09:06
17th - Maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $245 per week
17th - Polish labor union granted legal status
17th - Soviet-US agreement allows Soviets to fight US pros
19th - Gun turret explodes on USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors
19th - Kevin Elster (NY Mets), sets errorless shortstop mark at 73
19th - Republic Day in Sierra Leone
LPGA Golfer Pat BradleyLPGA Golfer Pat Bradley 21st - George W Bush & Edward W Rose become CEO of Texas Rangers
21st - Thousands of Chinese crowd into Beijing's Tiananmen Square cheering students demanding greater political freedom
22nd - "Welcome to the Club" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 12 perfs
23rd - Betsy King wins LPGA USX Golf Classic
23rd - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar plays his last game as a Laker
23rd - Nolan Ryan blows a no hitter in 9th inning
23rd - Students in Beijing China announce class boycotts
23rd - CBS' premiere of fact based "The Littlest Victims", based on Newark, N.J. physician James Oleske as the first doctor to discover AIDS in children
23rd - Wine merchant William Sokolin breaks a bottle of 1787 Château Margaux, possibly belonging to Thomas Jefferson, worth $500,000 at the Four Seasons restaurant in New York
MLB Pitching Legend Nolan RyanMLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan 24th - 10s of thousands of students strikes in Beijing China
24th - Massachusetts declares today "New Kids on the Block Day"
25th - Mike Tyson gets a speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany NY
25th - Penguin Mario Lemuix ties NHL playoff record of 4 goals in 1st period
26th - AT&T announces NJ's 201 area code will split into 908 & 201
26th - Mike Tyson is ticketed for driving 71 MPH in 30 mile zone in Albany
27th - "Starmites" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 60 performances
27th - Beijing students take over Tiananmen Square in China
27th - Hurricane in Bangladesh kills 500
27th - Mandatory seatbelt law goes into effect in Italy
28th - Argentina, hit by rocketing inflation, runs out of money
28th - Iran protests sale of "Satanic Verses" by Salman Rushdie
29th - 2nd government of Lubbers falls
30th - Critics Siskel & Ebert film their 500th TV movie-review show
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike TysonHeavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson 30th - Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic
30th - Pope John Paul II beatifies Victoire Rasoamanarivo of Madagascar
30th - US beats Costa Rica 1-0, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 10 of 10

1st - Vietoris Krisztián, German racecar driver
3rd - Israel Falou, Australian Rugby League player
7th - Franco Di Santo, Argentine Footballer
8th - Hitomi Takahashi, Japanese singer
18th - Alia Shawkat, American actress
19th - Fiona MacGillivray, Canadian vocalist (The Cottars)
23rd - Nicole Vaidišová, Czech tennis player
25th - Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, 11th Panchen Lama
25th - Robbie Tarrant, Australian football player
27th - Emily Rios, American actress

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 4 of 4

8th - Entertainment Tonight's Mary Hart marries producer Burt Sugarman
15th - South African/British Olympic runner Zola Budd marries
29th - Rock band Bon Jovi lead singer Jon Bon Jovi (27) weds Dorothea Hurley (26) at Graceland Chapel in Las Vegas
Actor & Comedian Robin WilliamsActor & Comedian Robin Williams (30th) 30th - Actor and comedian Robin Williams (37) weds nanny Marsha Garces at a private ceremony in Lake Tahoe, California

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 26 of 26

1st - Henk Gortzak, Dutch MP (CPN/PSP), dies at 57
3rd - Norman Woolard, actor (Guilty, Saul & David, Medeleine), dies at 79
5th - María Cristina Gómez, Salvadoran Teacher (b. 1938)
7th - Tikhon Toropets, patriarch of Russian Orthodox/saint, dies at 123(?)
10th - Joan Barry, dies at 85
11th - Henk van Galen Last, Dutch journalist, dies at 68
12th - Abbie Hoffman, yippie peace activist of the 60's, dies at 52
Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray RobinsonMiddle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson (12th) 12th - Sugar Ray Robinson, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 67 of Alzheimer
12th - Gerald Flood, British actor (b. 1927)
14th - Lance Pierre, cricketer (Test WI v Engl 1948, DNB, 7 overs 0-28), dies
15th - Charles Vanel, dies at 96
15th - Hu Yaobang, general sec of Chinese Commnist Party, dies
15th - Nesuhi Ertegün, American record executive (b. 1917)
16th - Tawfieq Yusuf Awwaad, Lebanese writer, dies
17th - Charles Lampkin, dies
19th - Daphne Du Maurier, English writer (Rebecca, Jamaica Inn), dies at 82
21st - James Kirkwood, actor/writer (Devil's Holiday), dies at 64
21st - Princess Dukhye of Korea (b. 1912)
22nd - Emilio G. Segrè, Italian physicist and Nobel laureate (discovered the elements technetium, astatine and the sub-atomic antiparticle antiproton), dies at 84 of a heart attack
22nd - Huey Newton, US, Black Panther leader, shot dead at 47
Physicist and Nobel Laureate Emilio G. SegrèPhysicist and Nobel Laureate Emilio G. Segrè (22nd) 25th - George Coulouris, actor (Papillon, Runaway Bus), dies at 85
26th - Lucille Ball, comedienne (I Love Lucy), dies of heart attack at 78
27th - Konosuke Matsushita, Japanese industrialist (b. 1894)
28th - Olaff J de Landell [JB van Sparwoude], Dutch writer, dies at 77
30th - Sergio Leone, Italian director (Good, Bad & Ugly), dies at 60
30th - Yi, Bang-ja, Crown Princess of Korea (b. 1901)

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