Events in year of 1989

  • 01-01Actress Kelly McGillis gets married
  • 01-01New York City transit fare rises from $1.00 to $1.15
  • 01-01Year of the Young Reader begins
  • 01-02Notre Dame beats West Virginia for college football championship
  • 01-02UCLA wins a record 7th consecutive bowl game
  • 01-03Jim and Tammy Bakker return to TV (Oy Vey!)
  • 01-03Russian newspaper Izvestia gets its 1st commercial advertisement
  • 01-04Comet Tempel 1 at perihelion
  • 01-04US F-14s shoot down 2 Libyan jet fighters over Mediterranean
  • 01-04VP Bush is 1st since VP Van Buren to declare himself President
  • 01-052 French TV newsmen arrested for trying to plant fake bombs on 3 airlines at JFK airport in security test
  • 01-05Baseball signs $400M with ESPN, showing 175 games in 1990
  • 01-07Akhito becomes Emperor of Japan
  • 01-07Cleveland Cavs block 21 New York Knick shots tying NBA regulation game record
  • 01-07International Conference on Limitation of Chemical Weapons opens in Paris
  • 01-08"42nd Street" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 3,486 performances
  • 01-08"Starlight Express" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 761 performances
  • 01-08Boeing 737-400 crashes in England, 46 die
  • 01-08Soviet Union promises to eliminate stockpiles of chemical weapons
  • 01-09"Pat Sajak Show" premieres on CBS
  • 01-09Johnny Bench and Carl Yastrzemski elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 01-11140 nations agree to ban chemical weapons (poison gas, etc)
  • 01-11Kindergarten student caught with loaded handgun at Bronx school
  • 01-126 claim to survive in rubble, 35 days after Armenian quake (hoax)
  • 01-12Idi Amin expelled from Zaire
  • 01-13"Friday the 13th" virus strikes hundreds of IBM computers in Britain
  • 01-13Computers across Britain hit by "Friday the 13th" virus
  • 01-13Jerry Parks, Okla defensive back, charged with shooting a teammate
  • 01-13Ruins of Mashkan-shapir (occupied 2050-1720 BC) found in Iraq
  • 01-13Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz begins 1-year jail sentence

People born in year of 1989

  • 01-06Baby lion-tailed macaques: At Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle)
  • 01-14Sextuplets: Paris, France -- (to a 29-year-old woman)
  • 02-19L A Baby orangutan: Born at Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle
  • 03-14Oliver Bernsen: Son of Corbin Bernsen and Amanda Pays
  • 03-15Caitlin Wachs: Actress (Chloe Waters-Profiler)
  • 03-25Chicken Kentucky: 1st partial birth in space (chicken)
  • 05-29Danielle Riley Keough: Grand Daughter of Elvis Presley
  • 06-07Michael Joseph Tamboli: Eldesburg, Maryland -- Born 01:23:45pm on 6-7-89
  • 06-11Jeff Linton Osbourne: Son of Jeffrey and Sheri
  • 07-22Caroline Giuliani: Daughter of Rudy (Mayor-R-NYC, 1994- )
  • 08-21Hayden Panettiere: Actress (One Life to Live)
  • 10-04Dakota Johnson: Son of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson
  • 10-25Seth Mumy: Actor (3 Wishes)
  • 11-12Paul Jessup: Actor (Mikie-Baby Talk)
  • 11-12Ryan Jessup: Actor (Mikie-Baby Talk)
  • 12-05Ross Bagley: Actor (Nicky-Fresh Prince Of Bel Air)

People died in year of 1989

  • 01-08Johnny Jordaan [Jan van Musscher]: Dutch folk singer, dies at 64
  • 01-08Ken McMillan: Actor (Malone, Concrete Beat), dies of heart attack at 56
  • 01-08Kenneth McMillan: Actor (Our Family Honor, Malone), dies at 67
  • 01-13Joe Spinell: Actor (Maniac, Star Crash, Strike Force), dies at 51
  • 01-16Pierre Boileau: Screenwriter (Vertigo), dies at 82
  • 01-16Romo Vincent: Actor (Naked Jungle)
  • 01-16Trey Wilson: Actor (Bull Durham, Twins, Raising Arizona)
  • 01-17Sterling A Brown: US Poet / critic (Southern Road), dies at 87
  • 01-18Bruce Chatwin: British writer, dies at 49
  • 01-19Norma Varden: Actress (Loose in London)
  • 01-20Beatrice Lillie: Actress (Thoroughly Modern Millie), dies at 94
  • 01-24Ted Bundy: Serial killer of up to 100 women, executed in Florida at 42
  • 01-26Paul Daels: Flemish Chairman (IJzerbedevaart committee)
  • 01-31Jack Douglas: Humorist (My Brother Was an Only Child), dies at 80
  • 01-31Yasushi Akutagawa: Composer, dies at 63
  • 02-03John Cassavetes: Actor / director (Husbands, Dirty Dozen), dies at 59
  • 02-04Kenneth "Jethro" Burns: Country singer (Homer & Jethro), dies at 69
  • 02-05Joe Raposa: Composer / songwriter (Sesame Street), dies at 51
  • 02-06Andre Cayatte
  • 02-06Barbara Tuchman: Historian (Guns of August-Pulitzer), dies at 77
  • 02-08Maurits Kok: Dutch writer / Poet (Railroad Strike), dies at 81
  • 02-10Dan Kelly: NHL sportscaster, dies at 52, "He shoots, he scores!"
  • 02-12Mauritius Balfoort: French / Flemish director, dies at 83
  • 02-12Thomas Bernhard: Dutch / Austrian writer (Heldenplatz), dies at 58
  • 02-17Lefty Gomez: Pitching great (New York Yankees), dies at 80
  • 02-19Jaap van de Merwe: Dutch journalist / cabareter (Hadjememaar)
  • 02-19Merwe: Journalist / cabaret performer (Hadjememaar)
  • 02-22Joan Woodbury: Actress (Super Sleuth, Northwest Trail)
  • 02-27Conrad Lorenz: Austria zoologist (Nobel 1973)
  • 02-27Joe Silver: Actor (Rage, Rapid, Deathtrap, Shivers), dies at 66

Events in year of 1990

  • 01-01David Dinkins sworn in as 1st black Mayor of New York City
  • 01-01FCC implements "SYNDEX" giving independent stations more rights over cable TV outlets for exclusive syndicated programs
  • 01-01Mitsuko Nishiwaki beats Nakano to become Japan Women wrestling champ
  • 01-01New York City MTA stops token redemption at subway stations
  • 01-01Sports News Network begins operation on cable TV
  • 01-02Dow Jones hits record 2,800 (2,810.15)
  • 01-02Sting joins wrestlings 4 Horsemen (Flair, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson)
  • 01-05J Donald Crump appointed 8th Commissioner of CFL
  • 01-06New York Lotto pays $35 million to one winner (#s are 18-25-26-32-42-44)
  • 01-07Lynn Jennings runs world record 5K indoor at 15:22.64
  • 01-07Tower Of Pisa closed to the public after leaning too far
  • 01-0964th US manned space mission STS 32 (Columbia 10) launches into orbit
  • 01-09Jim Palmer and Joe Morgan elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 01-10"Les Miserables, " opens at Mechanic Theatre, Baltimore
  • 01-10China lifts martial law (imposed after Tiananmen Square massacre)
  • 01-10NCAA approves random drug testing for college football players
  • 01-11Actor Joseph Cotton undergoes vocal cancer operation at 84
  • 01-11Pat Lafontaine sets New York Islander record of scoring goals in 11 straight
  • 01-12Civil Rights activist Rev Al Sharpton is stabbed in Bensonhurst Brooklyn
  • 01-12Romania bans Communist party (1st Warsaw Pact member to do so)
  • 01-131st elected US black Governor inaugurated (Douglas Wilder-Virginia)
  • 01-14"Simpsons" premiered on Fox-TV
  • 01-1411th ACE Cable Awards
  • 01-14Perez de Cuellar says he has lost all hope for peace in Gulf
  • 01-1542 year old George Foreman KOs George Cooney in 2 rounds
  • 01-156th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Knots Landing wins
  • 01-15AT&T experiences long distance problems due to a computer glitch
  • 01-15Blue Jay Cecil Fielder signs with Detroit as a free agent
  • 01-15New York Knicks Trent Tucker scores with 1 / 10 sec, beats Bulls, 109-106
  • 01-162 Bank of Credit and Commerce members plea guilty to money laundering

People born in year of 1990

  • 02-03Cody Newton Gifford: Son of Kathie Lee and Frank Gifford
  • 03-22Eugenie: Princess of Britain
  • 03-23Eugenie Princess of York: Daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson
  • 04-09Marston Glenn Hefner: Son of Hugh Hefner and Kimberley Conrad
  • 05-05Tatiana Celia Kennedy Schlossberg: NYC, New York -- Daughter of Caroline
  • 05-26Zenouska Mowatt: Granddaughter of English Princess Alexandra
  • 05-31Liberty Irene Kasem: Daughter of Casey and Jean Kasam
  • 08-01Landry Allbright: Actress (Bridget Forrester - Bold and the Beautiful)
  • 09-05Jeremy Snider: US actor (Eric Jr - Bold and the Beautiful)
  • 11-02Natasha Smirnoff: Daughter of Yakov Smirnov
  • 11-25Yasmin van der Meer: 15 millionth Netherlander
  • 11-29Blake Tuomy-Wilhoit: Actor (Full House)
  • 11-29Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit: Actor (Full House)

People died in year of 1990

  • 01-01Charles Boost: Dutch film critic, dies at 82
  • 01-01Suzuki Sochu: Zen teacher (Rinzai line) / abbot of Ryutakuji
  • 01-02Vladimir Alexis Ussachevsky: Manchuria Composer (Creation), dies at 78
  • 01-04Alberto Lleras Camargo: President of Colombia (1945-46, 58-62)
  • 01-04Robert F Adams: United States -- Sci-fi Author (Castaways in Time), dies at 57
  • 01-05Arthur Kennedy: Actor (Air Force), dies of a brain tumor at 76
  • 01-05Bart LaRue: Entertainer
  • 01-06Hans Jaray: Actor (Lydia, Fedora)
  • 01-06Ian Charleson: Actor (Gandhi, Chariots of Fire), dies of AIDS at 40
  • 01-07Bronislau "Bronko" Nagurski: Football hall of famer, dies at 81
  • 01-07Gail Lucas: Entertainer
  • 01-07Horace Stoneham: Baseball owner (Giants), dies at 86
  • 01-07Joseph Robbie: Lawyer / NFL owner (Miami Dolphins), dies at 73
  • 01-10Juliet Berto: Screenwriter / actress (Bastienne Bastien), dies at 42
  • 01-11Mary Jane Carr: Actress (Forbidden Trail, Second Wife)
  • 01-12Laurence J Peter: Author (Peter Princible), dies of a stroke at 70
  • 01-12Paul Amadeus Pisk: Composer, dies at 96
  • 01-14David Arkin: Actor (I Love You Alice B Toklas)
  • 01-15Gordon Jackson: Actor (Hamlet), dies after a short illness at 66
  • 01-17Charles Hernu: French Minister of Defense (1981-85)
  • 01-18Melanie Appleby: Rocker (Mel & Kim), dies of liver cancer at 23
  • 01-19Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh: Indian guru, dies at 58
  • 01-19Herbert Wehner: German ex-communist / Chairman (1958-73), dies at 83
  • 01-20Barbara Stanwyck [Ruby Stevens]: Actress (Big Valley), dies at 82
  • 01-20Miloslav Istvan: Composer, dies at 61
  • 01-20Naruhito Higashi-Kuni: Japanese Prime Minister (1945)
  • 01-24Madge Bellamy: Actress (White Zombie), dies at 87
  • 01-25Alexander Lockwood: Actor (Duel)
  • 01-25Ava Gardner: Actress (Barefoot Contessa), dies of pneumonia at 67
  • 01-25Ian Dudley Hardy: Entertainer