What Happened on December 16, 1989

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Commencement of 1st Test Cricket play at Bellerive Oval, Hobart (v SL)
  • Geoff Marsh completes 355* for WA against South Australia
  • Protest breaks out in Timişoara in response to an attempt by the government to evict dissident Hungarian pastor, László Tőkés.

Famous Deaths

  • Aileen Pringle, actress (Age of Consent, Convicted, Night Parade), dies
  • Lee Van Cleef, US actor (Good, Bad & Ugly), dies at 64
  • Oscar Alfredo Gálvez, Argentine racing driver (b. 1913)
  • Silvana Mangano, Italian actress (Death in Venice), dies at 59