April 1989 calendar

April 1989

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 1989?


  • 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.
  • 03 Apr 1989 The US Supreme Court upholds the jurisdictional rights of tribal courts under the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 in Mississippi Choctaw Band v. Holyfield.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 1989?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Eternal Flame
  2. - The Lookyoutube
  3. - She Drives Me Crazyyoutube
  4. - Like A Prayer
  5. - Girl You Know It's True

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Eternal Flame
  2. - Hand On Your Heart
  3. - Like A Prayer
  4. - If You Don't Know Me By Now
  5. - I Want It All


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in April 1989?

Legends, Lies, And Cherished Myths Of American History by Richard Shenkman

Legends, Lies, And Cherished Myths Of American History


The truth, nothing but the truth--Richard Shenkman sheds some light on America's most cherished legends. Washington Irving invented the story of Columbus discovering that the world is round.

A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking

A Brief History Of Time


Stephen Hawking is known as one of the greatest theoretical physicists since Einstein. This landmark book shares Hawking's brilliant intellect with all nonscientists, and guides us expertly.

Morning Glory by LaVyrle Spencer

Morning Glory


The story of Ella Dinsmore (author of "Vows") and Will Parker ("The Gamble") is by the author of "Vows". Ella, a 26-year-old widow, and mother to two small children, is looking for a husband.

Midnight by Dean R. Koontz




Gracie by George Burns



"SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE ..." George Burns, Gracie Allen said goodbye to their loyal audiences at each broadcast throughout the Golden Age.