What Happened on February 28, 1989

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Gretchen Polhemus, 23, (Texas), crowned 38th Miss USA
  • Memo by Brian Gumbel criticizing Today Show co-workers becomes public
  • Red Schoendienst & Al Barlick elected to baseball's Hall of Fame

Famous Birthdays

  • Zhang Liyin, Chinese R&B singer

Famous Deaths

  • Hermann Burger, writer, dies at 46