What Happened on February 17, 1989

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 6-week study of Arctic atmosphere shows no ozone "hole"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Former baseball player/manager Leo Durocher injured in a car crash

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia & Libya form common market
  • Orel Hershiser, Dodger pitcher signs record $7.9M-3 year contract
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Weddings

  • Whitesnake's rocker David Coverdale weds actress Tawny Kitaen

Famous Deaths

  • Lefty Gomez, pitching great (NY Yankees), dies at 80