What Happened on April 12, 1989

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 3rd Soul Train Music Awards: Anita Baker, Bobby Brown win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Peter Ueberroth deal to purchase Eastern Airlines falls through

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

Famous Deaths

  • Abbie Hoffman, yippie peace activist of the 60's, dies at 52
  • Gerald Flood, British actor (b. 1927)
  • Herbert Mills, American Singer (The Mills Brothers), dies at 77

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sugar Ray Robinson [Walter Smith], American middle/welterweight boxer (1946-52, 55, 58), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 67

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson