Historical Events for Year 1989

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Jan 1st - NYC transit fare rises from $1.00 to $1.15
Jan 1st - Year of the Young Reader begins
Jan 2nd - Notre Dame beats West Virginia for college football championship
Jan 2nd - UCLA wins a record 7th consecutive bowl game
Jan 3rd - Jim & Tammy Bakker return to TV (Oy Vey!)
Jan 3rd - Russian newspaper Izvestia gets its 1st commercial advertisement
Jan 4th - Comet Tempel 1 at perihelion
Jan 4th - US F-14s shoot down 2 Libyan jet fighters over Mediterranean
Jan 4th - VP Bush is 1st since VP Van Buren to declare himself president
Jan 5th - 2 French TV newsmen arrested for trying to plant fake bombs on 3 airlines at JFK airport in security test
Jan 5th - Baseball signs $400M with ESPN, showing 175 games in 1990
Jan 7th - Akhito becomes emperor of Japan
Jan 7th - International Conference on Limitation of Chemical Weapons opens in Paris
Jan 7th - NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers longest win streak (11)
Jan 7th - Cleve Cavs block 21 NY Knick shots tying NBA regulation game record
Jan 8th - "42nd Street" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 3,486 perfs
Jan 8th - "Starlight Express" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 761 perfs
Jan 8th - Boeing 737-400 crashes at Kegworth, England, 46 die
Jan 8th - Soviet Union promises to eliminate stockpiles of chemical weapons
Jan 8th - Beginning of Japanese Heisei era.
Jan 9th - "Pat Sajak Show" premieres on CBS
Jan 9th - Johnny Bench & Carl Yastrzemski elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
Jan 11th - 140 nations agree to ban chemical weapons (poison gas, etc)
Jan 11th - Denver Nuggets' rookie Jerome Lane misses 7 free throws in a game against Milwaukee, one missed by 2 feet
Jan 11th - Kindergarten student caught with loaded handgun at Bronx school
Jan 12th - 6 claim to survive in rubble, 35 days after Armenian quake (hoax)
Jan 12th - Idi Amin expelled from Zaire
Jan 13th - "Friday the 13th" virus strikes hundreds of IBM computers in Britain
Jan 13th - "Ryan's Hope" ends 13½ year run on ABC-TV
Jan 13th - Computers across Britain hit by "Friday the 13th" virus
Jan 13th - Jerry Parks, Oklahoma defensive back, charged with shooting a teammate
Jan 13th - Ruins of Mashkan-shapir (occupied 2050-1720 BC) found in Iraq
Jan 13th - Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz begins 1-year jail sentence
Jan 14th - "Romance/Romance" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 297 perfs
Jan 14th - 1,000 muslims burn Salman Rushdies' "Satanic Verses" in Bradford England
Jan 14th - 29 year old French woman gives birth to sextuplets in Paris
Jan 14th - Former Belgian premier Paul Vanden Boeynants kidnapped
Jan 15th - "Ain't Misbehavin'" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after 176 perfs
Jan 15th - 10th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 35 awards
Jan 15th - Betsy King wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic
Jan 15th - Big John Studd wins WWF's 1st Royal Rumble
Jan 15th - Cerberal Palsy telethon raises 22,600,000
Jan 16th - Police arrest writer Vaclav Havel in Prague
Jan 16th - USSR announces plan for 2-yr manned mission to Mars
Jan 17th - Al Arbour wins his 600th NHL game as coach
Jan 17th - Gunman opens fire in California schoolyard; 5 students slain, 30 wounded
Jan 17th - Murden & Metz are 1st women to reach South Pole overland (on skis)
Jan 17th - Phoenix Suns cancel game at Miami Heat, due to racial unrest in Miami
Jan 18th - Astronomers discover pulsar in remnants of Supernova 1987A (LMC)
Jan 18th - IBM announces earnings up 10.4% in 1988
Jan 18th - Otis Redding, Dion, Rolling Stones, Temptations & Stevie Wonder
Jan 18th - West Indies beat Australia 2-1 to win the World Series Cup
New York Yankees Owner George SteinbrennerNew York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner Jan 19th - President Reagan pardons George Steinbrenner for illegal funds for Nixon
Jan 20th - George H W Bush inaugurated as 41st US President & Dan Quayle becomes 44th Vice President
Jan 20th - Wayne Holdsworth takes a wicket 1st ball in 1st-class cricket
Jan 20th - Reagan becomes 1st pres elected in a "0" year, since 1840, to leave office alive
Jan 21st - A woman is assaulted & raped in room of an Oklahoma football player
Jan 21st - Wayne Gretzky passes Marcel Dionne to become NHL's 2nd all time scorer
Jan 22nd - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Jan 22nd - Super Bowl XXIII: SF 49ers beat Cin Bengals, 20-16 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Jerry Rice, San Francisco, WR
Jan 23rd - Challenge to "who is a Jew" law filed in Israeli Supreme Court
Jan 23rd - NBA New Jersey Nets begin a 32+ game road losing streak
Jan 24th - 1st reported case of AIDS transmitted by heterosexual oral sex
Jan 25th - Augusto Alcalde, 1st South American Zen teacher, receives Dharma Transmission
Jan 25th - Michael Jordan scores his 10,000th NBA point in his 5th season
Jan 25th - Yank owner George Steinbrenner meets with Pope John Paul II
Jan 26th - "Black & Blue" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 829 performances
Basketball Superstar Michael JordanBasketball Superstar Michael Jordan Jan 26th - AT&T reports 1st loss in 103 years; $1.67 B in 1988
Jan 26th - Allan Border takes 7-46 against the West Indies at the SCG
Jan 26th - Madison Sq Garden announces 2-year $100 M renovation plan
Jan 26th - Test debut of Mark Taylor, Australia v West Indies, Sydney
Jan 26th - US computer security expert warns of catastrophic virus
Jan 27th - German war criminals Fischer & Aus der Funten freed
Jan 27th - Kevin Johnson (Phoenix) begins NBA free throw streak of 57 games
Jan 27th - Okla's linebacker, Mark VanKeirsblilck assaults an Ok grad student
Jan 28th - 46th Golden Globes: Rainman, Working Girl
Jan 28th - 63rd Australian Womens Tennis Open: Steffi Graf beats Helena Sukova (6-4 6-4)
Jan 28th - Boon completes 7th Test century, 149 v WI at SCG
Jan 29th - 77th Australian Men Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Miloslav Mecir (62 62 62)
Jan 29th - Cleveland's Chris Dudley misses 5 free throws during 1 foul attempt
Jan 29th - Dottie Mochrie wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic
Jan 29th - Dow jumps 38.06 recoups 508-pt loss since Oct 1987; index at 2,256.43
Tennis Player Steffi GrafTennis Player Steffi Graf Jan 29th - Episcopal Church of the United States appoints Barbara Harris as its first female bishop
Jan 29th - L I preacher Gene Profeta pleads guilty to tax-evasion
Jan 29th - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 34-3
Jan 29th - Orlando Arena opens
Jan 29th - USSR's Phobos II enters Martian orbit
Jan 29th - Game-winning RBI, official statistic dropped after 9 years of use NY Mets Keith Hernandez is the all-time leader with 129
Jan 30th - 16th American Music Award: Randy Travis & George Michael wins
Jan 30th - Five Pharaoh sculptures from 1470 BC found at temple of Luxor
Jan 30th - Joel Steinberg found guilty of 1st degree manslaughter of daughter
Jan 30th - Last day of 1st class cricket for Dav Whatmore
Jan 30th - Olympian, Bruce Kimball, is sentenced to 17 years in prison for killing 2 teenagers in a drunk driving accident
Jan 30th - The American embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan closes.
Feb 1st - Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 at perihelion
Feb 1st - Diana, Princess of Wales visits NYC
Feb 1st - The Western Australian towns of Kalgoorlie and Boulder amalgamate to form the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
Rock Vocalist George MichaelRock Vocalist George Michael Feb 2nd - 0°F (-18°C) or below in 15 US states
Feb 2nd - FW de Klerk replaces Botha as South Africa's National Party leader
Feb 2nd - NL announces Yanks' broadcaster Bill White will be 1st black president
Feb 3rd - Bill White named NL president; 1st black major-league sports head
Feb 3rd - Military coup overthrows Alfredo Stroessner, dictator of Paraguay
Feb 3rd - Start 1st Test Cricket, NZ v Pak, washed out
Feb 4th - Dean Jones scores 216 v WI at the Adelaide Oval
Feb 5th - Kareem Abdul-Jabar becomes 1st NBA player to score 38,000 points
Feb 6th - Solidarity union leader Lech Walesa begins negotiating with Polish government
Feb 7th - 40th NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 9-5 at Edmonton
Feb 7th - Tennis superstar Bjorn Borg, apparently attempts suicide in Milan
Feb 8th - 5 cm of snow falls in outskirts of Los Angeles
Feb 8th - Jockey Chris Antley begins record of 64 consecutive winning days
Feb 8th - US Boeing 707 crashes into Santa Maria mountain, 145 die
Feb 9th - Kevin Johnson (Phoenix) ends NBA free throw streak of 57 games
Feb 9th - Michael Manley's Socialist Party wins Jamaica parliamentary election
Feb 10th - Celtic KC Jones & Cavalier Lenny Wilkens elected to NBA Hall of Fame
Feb 10th - Miami Vice's 100th episode seen on TV
Feb 10th - Minor League Football System opens organizational meeting, St Louis
Feb 10th - Ron Brown chosen 1st black chairman of a major US party (Democrats)
Feb 10th - Test Cricket debut of Aaqib Javed, Pak v NZ age 16 years 189 days
Feb 10th - Tony Robinson of Jamaica becomes Nottingham's 1st black sheriff
Feb 10th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Feb 10th - To gain deregulation WWF admits pro wrestling is an exhibition & not a sport, in a NJ court
Feb 11th - Barbara Clementine Harris consecrated 1st female bishop (Episcopalian)
Feb 11th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary
Feb 12th - 39th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 143-134 at Houston
Feb 12th - 5 Pakistani Moslem rioters killed protesting "Satanic Verses" novel
Feb 12th - 50th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Larry Mowry
Feb 12th - Barbara Harris becomes 1st female bishop of a US Episcopal church
Feb 12th - Gretzky sets 2 records, his 45th hat trick & 10th 40+ goal season
Feb 12th - Thursday's Child sets sailing record, NY-Cape Horn-SF, 80 d 20 h
Feb 12th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Christopher Bowman
Feb 13th - Kidnapped Belgian Premier Vanden Boeynants freed
Feb 13th - Salvadoran army attacks Encuentros hospital, rapes, kills patients
Feb 13th - Oklahoma football player Charles Thompson is charged with selling cocaine; he is later sentenced to 2 years in prison
Feb 14th - African National Congress (ANC) opens office in Amsterdam
Feb 14th - Khomeini orders Moslems to murder "Satanic Verses" novelist Rushdie
Feb 14th - Union Carbide agrees to pay $470 mill damages for Bhopol disaster
Feb 14th - World's 1st satellite Skyphone opens
Feb 14th - The first of 24 satellites of the Global Positioning System are placed into orbit.
Feb 15th - Israel attacks border strip Taba near Egypt
Feb 15th - Soviet military occupation of Afgh nist n ends
Feb 16th - Egypt, Iraq, Jordan & North Yemen form common market
Feb 16th - Orel Hershiser, Dodger pitcher signs $7.9M-3 year contract
Feb 16th - Roger Clemens, Red Sox pitcher signs $7.5M-3 year contract
Feb 16th - William Hayden becomes governor-general of Australia
Feb 17th - 6-week study of Arctic atmosphere shows no ozone "hole"
Baseball Player and Manager Leo DurocherBaseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher Feb 17th - Former baseball player/manager Leo Durocher injured in a car crash
Feb 17th - Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia & Libya form common market
Feb 17th - Orel Hershiser, Dodger pitcher signs record $7.9M-3 year contract
Feb 17th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Feb 18th - Sherri Turner wins LPGA Orix Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open/Itoki Pro-Am

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