What Happened on April 1, 1989

Historical Events

Sports History

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

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
Born in 1989

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? 34 years, 1 month and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Eternal Flame - The Bangles
  • UK #1 Song: Like A Prayer - Madonna