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1989 Historical Event(s)
- February 6, 1989 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Snake in Chinese astrology.
- March 19, 1989 – The Egyptian Flag is raised on Taba, Egypt announcing the end of the Israeli occupation after the Yom Kippur War in 1973 and the peace negotiations in 1979.
- March 21, 1989 – Sports Illustrated reports allegations tying baseball player Pete Rose to baseball gambling.
- June 3, 1989 – The government of China sends troops to force protesters out of Tiananmen Square after seven weeks of occupation.
- August 2, 1989 – Pakistan is re-admitted to the Commonwealth of Nations after having restoring democracy for the first time since 1972.
- August 5, 1989 – General elections are held in Nicaragua with the Sandinista Front winning a majority.
- August 18, 1989 – Leading presidential hopeful Luis Carlos Galán is assassinated near Bogotá in Colombia.
- August 19, 1989 – Several hundred East Germans cross the frontier between Hungary and Austria during the Pan-European Picnic, part of the events which began the process of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.
- October 23, 1989 – Phillips Disaster in Pasadena, Texas kills 23 and injures 314.
- November 16, 1989 – A death squad composed of El Salvadoran army troops kills six Jesuit priests and two others at Jose Simeon Canas University.
Who Were Born On 1989?
- February 3, 1989 – Ryne Sanborn, American actor
- March 21, 1989 – Nicolas Lodeiro, Uruguayan footballer
- April 1, 1989 – Jan Blokhuijsen, Dutch speed skater
- April 14, 1989 – Joe Haden, American football player
- May 2, 1989 – Jeanette Pohlen, American basketball player for the Indiana Fever
- June 9, 1989 – Chloë Agnew, Irish singer (Celtic Woman)
- September 5, 1989 – José Ángel Valdés, Spanish footballer
- September 26, 1989 – Nesma Mahgoub, Egyptian singer
- November 30, 1989 – Vladimír Weiss, Slovakian footballer
- December 17, 1989 – Ashley Edner, American actress