What Happened on April 12, 1989

Historical Events

Soul Train Music Awards

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

Event of Interest

Peter Ueberroth deal to purchase Eastern Airlines falls through

Famous Deaths

  • Abbie Hoffman, yippie peace activist of the 60's, dies at 52
  • Gerald Flood, British actor (Doctor Who, Patton), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • Herbert Mills, American pop singer (The Mills Brothers - "Paper Doll"; "Lazy River"), dies at 77

Sugar Ray RobinsonSugar Ray Robinson (1921-1989)

American boxer (world welterweight champion 1946-51; middleweight champion 1951-52, 55, 58), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 67

About April 12, 1989

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 11 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: She Drives Me Crazy - Fine Young Cannibals
  • UK #1 Song: Eternal Flame - Bangles