July 1989 calendar

July 1989

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in July 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 July 1989: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of July 1989?


  • 01 Jul 1989 Hugh Hefner (Playboy editor) weds playmate Kimberly Conrad
  • 02 Jul 1989 10th US Seniors Golf Open: Orville Moody
  • 03 Jul 1989 The movie Batman sets record of quickest US$100 million (10 days).
  • 04 Jul 1989 14 year old actress Drew Barrymore, attempts suicide
  • 05 Jul 1989 Rod Stewart hits his head while on stage and knocks himself out
  • 06 Jul 1989 Despite retiring May 29, Mike Schmidt elected to start All Star game
  • 09 Jul 1989 103rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: B Becker beats Stefan Edberg
  • 10 Jul 1989 Paula Ivan runs female world record 1 mile
  • 11 Jul 1989 60th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim All star MVP: Bo Jackson
  • 12 Jul 1989 New York Yankees' pitching great Ron Guidry retires (170-91 .651, 3.29 ERA).
  • 14 Jul 1989 16th James Bond movies License to Kill premieres
  • 17 Jul 1989 1st Test flight of US stealth-bomber
  • 18 Jul 1989 48 cm rainfall at Rockport, West Virginia
  • 19 Jul 1989 Cleveland Indian Joe Carter has his 4th 3 HR game
  • 20 Jul 1989 Burma government puts Author Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest
  • 21 Jul 1989 Eastern Airlines submits a reorganization plan to creditors
  • 23 Jul 1989 118th British Golf Open: Mark Calcavecchia shoots a 275 at Royal Troon
  • 24 Jul 1989 Paula Gwynn, 22, crowned 21st Miss Black America
  • 25 Jul 1989 Brandi Sherwood, of Idaho, crowned 7th Miss Teen USA
  • 26 Jul 1989 A federal grand jury indicts Cornell University student Robert Tappan Morris, Jr. for releasing a computer virus, making him the first person to be prosecuted under the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
  • 27 Jul 1989 Atlanta Braves' player Dale Murphy is 10th to get six RBIs in an inning (6th).
  • 28 Jul 1989 Braves Dale Murphy, hits 2 3-run HRs in an inning, 14th man to hit 2 HRs in an inning. Also ties record of 6 RBIs in an inning
  • 29 Jul 1989 White Sox trade Harold Baines to Rangers for Scott Fletcher and Sam Sosa
  • 30 Jul 1989 Chile amends its constitution
  • 31 Jul 1989 Twins trade AL Cy Young Award winner Frank Viola to Mets
  • 19 Jul 1989 United Airlines Flight 232 crashes in Sioux City, Iowa killing 111.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Baby Don't Forget My Numberyoutube
  2. - Good Thingyoutube
  3. - If You Don't Know Me By Now
  4. - Toy Soldiersyoutube
  5. - Express Yourself

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)
  2. - You'll Never Stop Me From Loving You
  3. - London Nights
  4. - Song For Whoever
  5. - Batdanceyoutube


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in July 1989?

While My Pretty One Sleeps by Mary Higgins Clark

While My Pretty One Sleeps


My Pretty One Rests

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten


Robert Fulghum published a simple credo twenty-five years ago. It became the #1 New York Times bestseller, All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten.

The Temple Of My Familiar by Alice Walker

The Temple Of My Familiar


The Temple of My Familiar was first published by Alice Walker in 1990. It spent over four months on The New York Times Bestseller List.

Red Phoenix by Larry Bond

Red Phoenix


After a string of student riots in Seoul ends, the U.S. Congress quickly passes a bill calling for the withdrawal of all American troops from South Korea.

The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

The Satanic Verses


The Satanic Verses, one of the most controversial and highly acclaimed novels ever published, is Salman Rushdie’s most well-known and inspiring book.