What Happened on February 14, 1989

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • African National Congress (ANC) opens office in Amsterdam

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ayatollah Khomeini orders Muslims to murder "Satanic Verses" novelist Rushdie

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • The first of 24 satellites of the Global Positioning System are placed into orbit.
  • Union Carbide agrees to pay $470 mill damages for Bhopol disaster
  • World's 1st satellite Skyphone opens

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Singer-songwriter Courtney Love (24) weds vocalist James Moreland

Singer-Songwriter Courtney Love
Singer-Songwriter
Courtney Love

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Robin Givens is granted a divorce from Mike Tyson in the Dominican Republic

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

Famous Deaths

  • James Bond, American ornithologist (b. 1900)