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1989 Historical Event(s)
- January 1, 1989 – The Montreal Protocol Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer comes into force.
- February 6, 1989 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Snake in Chinese astrology.
- February 24, 1989 – United Airlines Flight 811, bound for New Zealand from Honolulu, Hawaii, rips open during flight, sucking 9 passengers out of the business-class section.
- February 27, 1989 – Venezuela is rocked by the Caracazo riots.
- March 22, 1989 – Clint Malarchuk of the Buffalo Sabres suffers a near-fatal injury when another player accidentally slits his throat.
- April 9, 1989 – The April 9 tragedy in Tbilisi, Georgian SSR an anti-Soviet peaceful demonstration and hunger strikes, demanding restoration of Georgian independence is dispersed by the Soviet army, resulting in 20 deaths and hundreds of injuries.
- April 15, 1989 – Hillsborough disaster: A human crush occurs at Hillsborough Stadium, home of Sheffield Wednesday, in the FA Cup Semi Final, resulting in the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans.
- August 7, 1989 – U.S. Congressman Mickey Leland (D-TX) and 15 others die in a plane crash in Ethiopia.
- August 24, 1989 – Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose is banned from baseball for gambling by Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti.
- November 7, 1989 – East German Prime Minister Willi Stoph, along with his entire cabinet, is forced to resign after huge anti-government protests.
Who Were Born On 1989?
- January 25, 1989 – Sheryfa Luna, French singer
- February 14, 1989 – Brandon Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player
- February 17, 1989 – Stacey McClean, British singer
- May 31, 1989 – Marco Reus, German footballer
- June 10, 1989 – Mustapha Carayol, Gambian/English footballer
- August 1, 1989 – Tiffany (Stephanie Hwang), American-born South Korean singer (Girls’ Generation)
- August 17, 1989 – Lil B, American rapper
- September 26, 1989 – Nesma Mahgoub, Egyptian singer
- October 31, 1989 – Ben Brooks, British motocross racer
- November 6, 1989 – Jozy Altidore, American soccer player