What Happened on January 13th, 1989

Day of Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • "Ryan's Hope" ends 13½ year run on ABC-TV
  • Computers across Britain hit by "Friday the 13th"/Jerusalem virus
  • Jerry Parks, Oklahoma defensive back, charged with shooting a teammate
  • Ruins of Mashkan-shapir (occupied 2050-1720 BC) found in Iraq
  • Subway vigilante Bernhard Goetz begins 1-year jail sentence

Famous Birthdays

  • Bryan Arguez, American soccer player
  • Triinu Kivilaan, Estonian singer

Famous Deaths

  • Joe Spinell, actor (Maniac, Star Crash, Strike Force), dies at 51