What Happened on December 22, 1989

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

After 23 years of dictatorial rule, Romania ousts Nicolae Ceausescu

Dictator of Romania Nicolae Ceausescu
Dictator of Romania
Nicolae Ceausescu
  • Chad adopts its Constitution
  • Cold wave: -4°F in Oklahoma City, -6°F in Tulsa, -12°F in Pittsburgh, 18°F in Denver, -23°F in KC Mo, -42°F in Scottsbluff Nebraska, -47°F in Hardin Mont & -60°F in Black Hills South Dakota

Famous Birthdays

  • Jordin Sparks, American singer and American Idol winner, born in Phoenix, Arizona

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Samuel Beckett, Irish French writer (Molloy, Nobel 1969), dies at 83

Playwright, novelist, and poet Samuel Beckett
Playwright, novelist, and poet
Samuel Beckett