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1989 Historical Event(s)
- January 17, 1989 – Cleveland School massacre: Patrick Purdy opens fire with an assault rifle at the Cleveland Elementary School playground in Stockton, California, killing five children and wounding 29 others and one teacher before taking his own life.
- February 6, 1989 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Snake in Chinese astrology.
- March 23, 1989 – Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann announce their discovery of cold fusion at the University of Utah.
- April 7, 1989 – Soviet submarine Komsomolets sinks in the Barents Sea off the coast of Norway killing 42 sailors.
- August 16, 1989 – A solar flare from the Sun creates a geomagnetic storm that affects micro chips, leading to a halt of all trading on Toronto’s stock market.
- August 22, 1989 – The first ring of Neptune is discovered.
- August 23, 1989 – 1,645 Australian domestic airline pilots resign after the airlines threaten to fire them and sue them over a dispute.
- October 19, 1989 – The convictions of the Guildford Four are quashed by the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, after they had spent 15 years in prison.
- December 13, 1989 – Attack on Derryard checkpoint: The Provisional Irish Republican Army launch an attack on a British Army nonpermanent vehicle checkpoint near Rosslea, Northern Ireland. Two British soldiers are killed and one badly wounded.
- December 28, 1989 – A magnitude 5.6 earthquake hits Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, killing 13 people.
Who Were Born On 1989?
- February 25, 1989 – E'Twaun Moore, American basketball player
- March 13, 1989 – Holger Badstuber, German footballer
- April 3, 1989 – Thomas Kurz, German footballer
- May 8, 1989 – Lars Eller, Danish ice hockey player
- June 3, 1989 – Katie Hoff, American swimmer
- June 11, 1989 – Maya Moore, American basketball player
- July 5, 1989 – Sean O'Pry, American model
- September 1, 1989 – Daniel Sturridge, English footballer
- November 2, 1989 – Stevan Jovetić, Montenegrin footballer
- December 17, 1989 – Ashley Edner, American actress