On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1989

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

A. Bartlett Giamatti replaces Peter Ueberroth as 7th commissioner of Major League Baseball; dies suddenly of a heart attack 5 months later

Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball Peter Ueberroth
Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball
Peter Ueberroth

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan Blokhuijsen, Dutch long-track speed skater (Olympic gold team pursuit 2014; World Single Distance C'ship gold 2012, 13, 16, 17), born in Zuid-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Henk Gortzak [Hendricus Gortzak], Dutch carpenter and politician (CPN/PSP), dies at 57
1989 Highlights

About April 1, 1989

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 6 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries