What Happened on February 1, 1989

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 at perihelion
  • Diana, Princess of Wales visits NYC
  • The Western Australian towns of Kalgoorlie and Boulder amalgamate to form the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Famous Birthdays

  • Hurricane Chris, American rapper

Famous Deaths

  • Elaine de Kooning, American artist (b. 1918)