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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 1989.
The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 1989: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1989?


Events

  • 01 Apr 1989 1st New York Met-NY Yankee game in NYC since 1983, Yanks win 4-3
  • 02 Apr 1989 Wrestlemania V at Trump Plaza, Hulk Hogan beats Macho Man Savage
  • 03 Apr 1989 Sunrise a Gannett newspaper begins publishing for Bronx
  • 04 Apr 1989 New York Yankees' Tommy John ties record of playing 26 seasons; his 287th win puts him 19th overall as New York Yankees beat Minnesota Twins on opening day 4-2.
  • 05 Apr 1989 Orel Hershiser ends his 59 consecutive scoreless pitched inning streak.
  • 06 Apr 1989 Orel Hershiser ends his record 59 consecutive scoreless streak
  • 07 Apr 1989 Soviet submarine Komsomolets sinks in the Barents Sea off the coast of Norway killing 42 sailors.
  • 09 Apr 1989 Mike Tyson strikes a parking attendant when asked to move his car
  • 10 Apr 1989 10th Emmy Sports Award presentation
  • 11 Apr 1989 Flyers, scores short-handed into an empty net beating Caps 8-5
  • 12 Apr 1989 Peter Ueberroth deal to purchase Eastern Airlines falls through
  • 13 Apr 1989 Welcome to the Club opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 14 Apr 1989 In the Iran-Contra trial, Oliver North's case goes to the jury.
  • 15 Apr 1989 95 crushed to death at Sheffield Soccer Stadium in England
  • 16 Apr 1989 Pat Bradley wins LPGA AI Star / Centinela Hospital Golf Classic
  • 17 Apr 1989 Maximum New York State unemployment benefits raised to $245 per week
  • 18 Apr 1989 Zimbabwe gains independence
  • 19 Apr 1989 Republic Day in Sierra Leone
  • 20 Apr 1989 NATO debates modernising short range missiles although the U.S. and U.K. are in favour, West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl obtains a concession deferring a decision.
  • 21 Apr 1989 George W Bush and Edward W Rose become CEO of Texas Rangers
  • 22 Apr 1989 Welcome to the Club closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • 23 Apr 1989 Betsy King wins LPGA USX Golf Classic.
  • 24 Apr 1989 Massachusetts declares today "New Kids on the Block Day".
  • 25 Apr 1989 Mike Tyson gets a speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany, New York
  • 26 Apr 1989 Mike Tyson is ticketed for driving 71 mph in 30 mile zone in Albany
  • 27 Apr 1989 Starmites opens at Criter Ctr SR Theater NYC for 60 performances
  • 28 Apr 1989 Iran protests sale of Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
  • 29 Apr 1989 2nd government of Lubbers falls
  • 30 Apr 1989 Pope John Paul II beatifies Victoire Rasoamanarivo of Madagascar.

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Movies

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Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams

Release year: 1989

Directed by: Phil Alden Robinson

Starring: Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, Amy Madigan

Country: United States of America

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Say Anything...

Say Anything...

Release year: 1989

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

Starring: John Cusack, Ione Skye, John Mahoney, Lili Taylor

Country: United States of America

The Unbelievable Truth

The Unbelievable Truth

Release year: 1989

Directed by: Hal Hartley

Starring: Adrienne Shelly, Robert John Burke, Chris Cooke, Julia McNeal

Books

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Goldwyn by A. Scott Berg

Goldwyn

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Samuel Goldwyn was the premier dream-maker of his era, and in this lavishly-praised biography, the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of Lindbergh and Max Perkins: Editor of Genius offers a

Citizens by Simon Schama

Citizens

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Instead of the dying Old Regime, Schama presents an ebullient country, vital and inventive, infatuated with novelty and technology--a strikingly fresh view of Louis XVI's France.

Intellectuals by Paul Johnson

Intellectuals

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A fascinating portrait of the minds that have shaped the modern world. In an intriguing series of case studies, Rousseau, Shelley, Marx, Ibsen, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Bertrand Russell, Brecht, Sartre, Edmund Wilson,

Wordstruck by Robert MacNeil

Wordstruck

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MacNeil's autobiography re-creates the world of his youth and the experiences that were opened up to him through his love of words.

A Bright Shining Lie by Neil Sheehan

A Bright Shining Lie

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ONE OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED BOOKS OF OUR TIME25th ANNIVERSARY EDITIONWhen he came to Vietnam in 1962, Lieutenant Colonel John Paul Vann was the one clear-sighted participant in an enterpirse riddled