What Happened on March 1, 1989

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Ben Johnson's coach testifies Johnson began using steroids in 1981
  • Comet du Toit at perihelion
  • The United States becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos Vela, Mexican footballer
  • Sonya Kitchell, American singer

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

"Baywatch" actor David Hasselhoff (37) divorces actress Catherine Hickland (33) after nearly 5 years of marriage

  • Julianne Philips & Bruce Springsteen divorce

Famous Deaths

  • Henk van Stipriaan, Dutch radio host, dies at 64
  • Josephine van Gasteren, Dutch actress/dir (Bluejackets), dies at 72