What Happened on February 24, 1989

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 150-million-year-old fossil egg (oldest dinosaur embryo) found
  • Harold E Ballard sells CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats to David Braley

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini offers a $1-3M bounty on Salman Rushdie's death due to his novel, "Satanic Verses"

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Margaret Ray found in David Letterman's home, claims to be his wife

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman
  • US Boeing 747 loses parts of roof over Pacific, 9 die
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Kosta Koufos, American-Greek basketball player

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Film director Tim Burton (30) weds photographer Lena Gieseke

Film Director Tim Burton
Film Director
Tim Burton

Famous Deaths

  • Sparky Adams, American baseball player (b. 1894)