October 1989 calendar

October 1989

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1989?


  • 01 Oct 1989 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
  • 03 Oct 1989 Panamanian Defense Force attempts coup of Manuel Noriega; fails.
  • 04 Oct 1989 Giants Will Clark hits 1st NLCS grand slam since 1977
  • 05 Oct 1989 U.S. televangelist John Nunes is found guilty of embezzling US$158 million.
  • 07 Oct 1989 Rickey Henderson steals a record 8 bases in a play off (5 games).
  • 08 Oct 1989 Oakland beats Toronto, 4-3 in Game 5, to advance to the World Series
  • 09 Oct 1989 23rd Country Music Association Award: George Strait, Kathy Mattea wins
  • 12 Oct 1989 Musical Buddy with Paul Hipp premieres in London
  • 13 Oct 1989 Bob Quinn resigns as New York Yankee VP / GM and replaced by Harding Peterson
  • 14 Oct 1989 Dave Stewart is 1st since 1976 to start consecutive World Series openers
  • 15 Oct 1989 Billy Graham is given the 1,900th star on Hollywood Boulevard.
  • 16 Oct 1989 Bikenibau Paeniu installed as Premier of Tuvalu
  • 17 Oct 1989 Earthquake in SF (6.9) cancels 3rd game of World Series, kills 67
  • 18 Oct 1989 East German state / party leader Erich Honecker, resigns
  • 19 Oct 1989 Dangerous Games opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 20 Oct 1989 Pakistan win Sharjah Trophy over India and WI on round-robin
  • 21 Oct 1989 Dangerous Games closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 22 Oct 1989 Red Khmer occupies Pailin in Cambodia
  • 23 Oct 1989 George Harrison releases Best of Dark Horse 1976-89 album
  • 24 Oct 1989 After a week's delay due to earthquake, World Series game three is played (World Series #86).
  • 28 Oct 1989 Oakland Athletics sweep SF Giants in earthquake / BART series
  • 29 Oct 1989 Colleen Walker wins LPGA Nichirei Golf International
  • 30 Oct 1989 August A Busch III becomes CEO of St. Louis Cardinals
  • 31 Oct 1989 Turgat Ozal elected President of Turkey

Famous Birthday

Famous Deaths

  • Graham Chapman

    English actor and writer, played in comedy review in Cambridge, wrote scripts, comedy sketches and humor books.

  • Anthony Quayle

    England, United Kingdom -- Actor (Anne of 1000 Days, Lawrence of Arabia).

  • American writer, novelist and critic, a controversial author with an outstanding body of work that includes autobiography, novels, short...

  • American pianist (Born 1913).

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Music charts

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

  1. - Girl I'm Gonna Miss Youyoutube
  2. - Miss You Muchyoutube
  3. - Heaven
  4. - Cherish
  5. - Love Song

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - That's What I Like
  2. - Ride On Time
  3. - Girl I'm Gonna Miss Youyoutube
  4. - Pump Up The Jam
  5. - If Only I Could


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Crimes and Misdemeanors

Crimes and Misdemeanors

Release year: 1989

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Martin Landau, Woody Allen, Bill Bernstein, Claire Bloom

Henry V

Henry V

Release year: 1989

Directed by: Kenneth Branagh

Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Simon Shepherd, James Larkin

Country: United States of America

The Legendary Life of Ernest Hemingway

The Legendary Life of Ernest Hemingway

Release year: 1989

Directed by: José María Sánchez

Starring: Victor Garber, Rom Anderson, Miguel Arribas, Máximo Astray

Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl

Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl

Release year: 1989

The Fabulous Baker Boys

The Fabulous Baker Boys

Release year: 1989

Directed by: Steve Kloves

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Michelle Pfeiffer, Beau Bridges, Ellie Raab


Which were the most popular books released in October 1989?
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From Beirut To Jerusalem by Thomas L. Friedman

From Beirut To Jerusalem


"If you only have one book to read about the Middle East, this should be it." ---Seymour M. HershOne the most insightful books about the Middle East, From Beirut To Jerusalem.

The Lost Years by J.M. Dillard

The Lost Years


After five years of EnterpriseTM missions, Dr. McCoy, Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock struggle to make new lives apart.

The Minotaur by Stephen Coonts

The Minotaur


An autobiography by a New York Times bestseller: A military pilot becomes involved in the search for a Cold War spy who sold high-tech secrets about the USSR to him. Navy pilot Jake Grafton fly fighter jets with ice in …

Silent Partner by Jonathan Kellerman

Silent Partner


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Alex Delaware meets Sharon Ransom, a beautiful, intoxicating lover who has left behind, at a party for a Los Angeles sex therapist.

Majestic by Whitley Strieber



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