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1989 Historical Event(s)
- January 29, 1989 – Hungary establishes diplomatic relations with South Korea, making it the first Eastern Bloc nation to do so
- February 6, 1989 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Snake in Chinese astrology.
- February 20, 1989 – An IRA bomb destroys a section of a British Army barracks in Ternhill, England
- February 27, 1989 – Venezuela is rocked by the Caracazo riots.
- 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.
- April 19, 1989 – A gun turret explodes on the USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors.
- August 19, 1989 – Raid on offshore pirate station, Radio Caroline in North Sea by British and Dutch governments.
- August 22, 1989 – Nolan Ryan strikes out Rickey Henderson to become the first Major League Baseball pitcher to record 5,000 strikeouts.
- September 11, 1989 – Hungary announces that the East German refugees who had been housed in temporary camps, were free to leave for West Germany.
- November 9, 1989 – Cold War: Fall of the Berlin Wall. Communist-controlled East Germany opens checkpoints in the Berlin Wall allowing its citizens to travel to West Germany. This key event led to the eventual reunification of East and West Germany.
Who Were Born On 1989?
- January 6, 1989 – Andy Carroll, English footballer
- January 17, 1989 – Hollie-Jay Bowes, English actress
- January 25, 1989 – Víctor Ruiz Torre, Spanish footballer
- February 21, 1989 – Kristin Herrera, American actress
- March 2, 1989 – Alemão, Brazilian footballer
- April 1, 1989 – David N'Gog, French footballer
- May 17, 1989 – Kris Bernal, Filipina actress
- November 11, 1989 – Lewis Williamson, British racing driver
- December 7, 1989 – Alessandro Marchi, Italian footballer
- December 14, 1989 – Onew, South Korean singer (Shinee), musical actor and TV host