December 22, 1989 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

After 23 years of dictatorial rule, Romania ousts Nicolae Ceausescu

Dictator of Romania Nicolae Ceausescu
Dictator of Romania
Nicolae Ceausescu
  • Chad adopts its Constitution
  • Cold wave: -4°F in Oklahoma City, -6°F in Tulsa, -12°F in Pittsburgh, 18°F in Denver, -23°F in KC Mo, -42°F in Scottsbluff Nebraska, -47°F in Hardin Mont & -60°F in Black Hills South Dakota

Deaths in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Samuel Beckett, Irish French writer (Molloy, Nobel 1969), dies at 83

Playwright, novelist, and poet Samuel Beckett
Playwright, novelist, and poet
Samuel Beckett