What Happened on December 29, 1989

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Jane Pauley says goodbye to NBC's "Today" show
  • Riots break-out after Hong Kong decides to forcibly repatriate Vietnamese refugees.
  • Vaclav Havel becomes president of Czechoslovakia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Wayne Gretzky & Martina Navratilova, named athletes of decade by AP

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova

Famous Birthdays

  • Nathan Forbes, British footballer