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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.
- February 15, 1989 – Soviet Union invasion of Afghanistan: The Soviet Union officially announces that all of its troops have left Afghanistan.
- April 2, 1989 – Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev arrives in Havana, Cuba to meet with Fidel Castro in an attempt to mend strained relations.
- May 1, 1989 – Disney-MGM Studios opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.
- August 22, 1989 – Nolan Ryan strikes out Rickey Henderson to become the first Major League Baseball pitcher to record 5,000 strikeouts.
- August 25, 1989 – Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Neptune, the outermost planet in the Solar System.
- November 7, 1989 – David Dinkins becomes the first African American to be elected mayor of New York City.
- November 20, 1989 – Velvet Revolution: The number of protesters assembled in Prague, Czechoslovakia swells from 200,000 the day before to an estimated half-million.
- 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 29, 1989 – Riots break-out after Hong Kong decides to forcibly repatriate Vietnamese refugees.
Who Were Born On 1989?
- January 17, 1989 – Hollie-Jay Bowes, English actress
- February 17, 1989 – Chord Overstreet, American actor
- March 21, 1989 – Nicolas Lodeiro, Uruguayan footballer
- April 29, 1989 – Charlotte Francis, English actress
- May 29, 1989 – Riley Keough, American model
- July 26, 1989 – Ivian Sarcos, Venezuelan beauty pageant
- August 16, 1989 – Wang Hao, Chinese athlete
- October 4, 1989 – Dakota Johnson, American actress
- October 30, 1989 – Vanessa White, British singer (The Saturdays)