Today in History for March 1989

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 69 of 69

1st - Ben Johnson's coach testifies Johnson began using steroids in 1981
1st - Comet du Toit at perihelion
1st - The United States becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
2nd - 12 European nations agree to ban chlorofluorocarbon production by 2000
2nd - Exxon Houston runs aground in Hawaii, spills 117,000 gallons of oil
2nd - Madonna's "Like a Prayer" premieres on worldwide Pepsi commercial
2nd - NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers win 22nd straight home game
2nd - NY Met Darryl Strawberry swings at teammate Keith Hernandez
3rd - Machinists strike Eastern Airlines; pilots honor picket lines
3rd - Robert McFarlane gets $20,000 fine, 2 yrs probation for Iran-Contra
4th - Eastern Airlines machinists strike
4th - Javier Sotomayor high jumps indoor world record (2.43m)
5th - 19th Easter Seal Telethon raises $37,002,000
5th - Blains McCallister wins Honda Golf Classic shooting 266
5th - Elly Verhulst runs world record 3000 m indoor (8:33.82)
6th - Yanks beat Mets 6-4 in exhibition game (1st meeting since 1985)
7th - Iran drops diplomatic relations with Britain over Salman Rushdie's book "Satanic Verses"
7th - Partial eclipse of the Sun (Hawaii, NW North America, Greenland)
8th - "Heidi Chronicles" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 621 performances
Baseball Player Darryl StrawberryBaseball Player Darryl Strawberry 8th - Roger Kingdom runs indoor world record 60m hurdles (7.37 secs)
9th - Eastern Airlines files for bankruptcy
9th - Roger Kingdom runs world record 60m hurdles indoor (7.36 sec)
9th - US Senate rejects President Bush's nomination of John Tower as Defense Secretary
9th - Soviet Union officially submits to jurisdiction of the World Court
9th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
12th - 15th People's Choice Awards: Dustin Hoffman & Meryl Streep win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Phylicia Rashad win (TV)
12th - 2 cyanide-contaminated Chilean grapes found (Philadelphia)
12th - Madagascar AREMA party wins parliamentary election
13th - 27th shuttle, Discovery 8, launched, 1st woman to do the countdown
13th - FDA orders recall of all Chilean fruit in US
13th - US space shuttle STS-29 launched
15th - "Les Miserables" opens at Royal Alexandra Theatre Toronto
15th - Dept of Veterans Affairs officially established as a Cabinet position
15th - NY Rangers retire goalie Eddie Giacomin's #1 uniform
Actor Dustin HoffmanActor Dustin Hoffman 17th - "Chu Chem" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 44 performances
17th - Dorothy Cudahy is 1st female grand marshal of St Patrick Day Parade
18th - 27th space shuttle mission, STS-29 (Discovery 8), returns to Earth
18th - California Quake amusement ride opens at Universal Studios
18th - Dino Ciccarelli sets Wash Cap record of 7 pts in a game
18th - In Egypt, a 4,400-year-old mummy is found in the Pyramid of Cheops.
19th - Boeing B-22 Osprey VTOL aircraft makes maiden flight
19th - Ice Dance Championship at Paris won by M Klimova & S Ponomarenko (USR)
19th - Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by E Gordeeva & S Grinkov (USSR)
19th - Lori Garbacz wins Circle K LPGA Golf Open Tucson
19th - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Kurt Browning (CAN)
19th - Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Paris won by Midori Ito (Japan)
20th - Baseball announces Reds manager Pete Rose is under investigation
20th - Richard J Kerr replaces Robert M Gates as deputy director of CIA
21st - 1st sea test of Trident 2 missile self-destructs, Cape Canaveral
22nd - Pete Rozelle announces retirement as NFL commissioner after 29 years
22nd - US Supreme Court upholds 1 person 1 vote rule of NYC Board of Estimate
22nd - Clint Malarchuk of the Buffalo Sabres suffers a near-fatal injury when another player accidentally slits his throat.
23rd - 2 Utah scientists claim they have produced fusion at room temperature
23rd - Joel Steinberg sentenced to 25 yrs for killing his adopted daughter
Actress Mary MartinActress Mary Martin 24th - Mary Martin in "Peter Pan" 1st seen on TV since 1973
24th - Worst US oil spill, Exxon's Valdez spills 11.3 mil gallons off Alaska
25th - "Les Miserables" opens at Auditorium Theatre, Chicago
26th - 1st free elections in USSR; 190 M votes cast; Boris Yeltsin wins
26th - Allison Finney wins LPGA Standard Register Turquoise Golf Classic
27th - 1st half-black soap opera, "Generations" premieres on NBC-TV
27th - Delhi beat Bengal by innings & 210 to win Cricket's Ranji Trophy
28th - New Zealand wins America's Cup over Stars & Stripes, in a NY court
29th - 1st Soviet hockey players are permitted to play for the NHL
29th - 1st US private commercial rocket makes suborbital test flight (NM)
29th - 61st Academy Awards - "Rainman", Dustin Hoffman & Jodie Foster win
29th - 9th Golden Raspberry Awards: Cocktail wins
29th - I M Pei's pyramidal entrance to the Louvre opens in Paris
29th - Michael Milken, junk bond king, indicted in NY for racketeering
31st - Donald Trump purchases Eastern's Northeast Shuttle

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 20 of 20

1st - Sonya Kitchell, American singer
1st - Carlos Vela, Mexican footballer
3rd - Erica Morningstar, Canadian Swimmer, and record holder.
5th - Jake Lloyd, American actor
7th - Gerald Anderson, Filipino actor and model
9th - Christina Broccolini, Canadian TV presenter
11th - Anton Yelchin, Russian-born actor
14th - Oliver Bernsen, son of Corbin Bernsen & Amanda Pays
15th - Caitlin Wachs, actress (Chloe Waters-Profiler)
16th - Peaches Geldof, English Dosser
16th - Theo Walcott, English footballer
16th - Blake Griffin, American basketball player
20th - Tamim Iqbal, Bangladeshi cricketer
25th - Chicken Kentucky, 1st partial birth in space (chicken)
25th - Alyson Michalka, American actress/singer
25th - Scott Sinclair, English footballer
28th - Marek Suchý, Czech footballer
28th - Mira Leung, Canadian figure skater
28th - Afrikan Boy, a Nigerian rapper
28th - Lukas Jutkiewicz, English footballer

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

4th - Actress Phoebe Cates marries actor Kevin Kline

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 2 of 2

1st - Julianne Philips & Bruce Springsteen divorce
1st - "Baywatch" actor David Hasselhoff (37) divorces actress Catherine Hickland (33) after nearly 5 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 20 of 20

1st - Henk van Stipriaan, Dutch radio host, dies at 64
1st - Josephine van Gasteren, Dutch actress/dir (Bluejackets), dies at 72
4th - Tiny Grimes, American jazz and R&B guitarist (b. 1916)
6th - Harry Andrews, actor (Equus, Helen of Troy, Hill), dies at 77
9th - Robert Mapplethorpe, US photographer, dies at 42
11th - Johan Fleerackers, Flemish linguist, dies at 57
11th - James Kee, American politician (b. 1917)
11th - John J. McCloy, United States Secretary of War (b. 1895)
12th - Maurice Evans, actor (Bewitched, MacBeth), dies at 87
14th - Edward Abbey (environmental author), dies after surgery at 62
14th - Zita, Empress of Austria/Queen of Hungary, dies at 96
15th - Muhammad Jameel Didi, Maldivian poet (b. 1915)
17th - Merritt Butrick, actor (Shy People, Wired to Kill), dies of AIDS at 29
18th - Piet Kruiver, Dutch soccer player, dies at 51
18th - William Challee, actor (Desperate, Moonchild), dies
19th - Alan Civil, English French horn player (b. 1929)
21st - Milton Frome, actor (Family Jewels), dies
27th - May Allison, actress (Youth for Salem Men of Steel), dies
29th - Bernard Blier, actor (Les Miserables, Women & War), dies at 73
Jazz Guitarist Tiny GrimesJazz Guitarist Tiny Grimes (4th) 30th - Dort Clark, actor (In Harm's Way), dies

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