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1989 Historical Event(s)
- February 1, 1989 – The Western Australian towns of Kalgoorlie and Boulder amalgamate to form the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
- February 3, 1989 – After a stroke two weeks previous, South African President P. W. Botha resigns as leader of the National Party, but stays on as president for six more months.
- February 6, 1989 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Snake in Chinese astrology.
- February 24, 1989 – Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini offers a US$3 million bounty for the death of The Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie.
- March 21, 1989 – Sports Illustrated reports allegations tying baseball player Pete Rose to baseball gambling.
- March 24, 1989 – Exxon Valdez oil spill: In Prince William Sound in Alaska, the Exxon Valdez spills 240000 oilbbl of petroleum after running aground.
- July 5, 1989 – Iran-Contra Affair: Oliver North is sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell to a three-year suspended prison term, two years probation, $150,000 in fines and 1,200 hours community service. His convictions are later overturned.
- September 4, 1989 – In Leipzig, East Germany, the first of weekly demonstration for the legalisation of opposition groups and democratic reforms takes place.
- October 15, 1989 – Wayne Gretzky becomes the all-time leading points scorer in the NHL.
- October 23, 1989 – The Hungarian Republic is officially declared by president Mátyás Szűrös, replacing the communist Hungarian People’s Republic.
Who Were Born On 1989?
- February 27, 1989 – David Button, English footballer
- March 1, 1989 – Anjo Buckman, German rugby player
- March 21, 1989 – Takeru Satoh, Japanese actor
- March 25, 1989 – Aly Michalka, American actress and singer
- April 22, 1989 – Thomas James Longley, British actor
- June 17, 1989 – Giorgos Tofas, Cypriot footballer
- July 5, 1989 – Dejan Lovren, Croatian footballer
- August 9, 1989 – Stefano Okaka, Italian footballer
- August 30, 1989 – Simone Guerra, Italian footballer
- September 13, 1989 – Thomas Müller, German footballer