What Happened on April 15, 1989

Historical Events

  • 96 crushed to death and 766 injured at Hillsborough Football Stadium, Sheffield, England, during FA semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest
  • Students in Beijing pro-democracy protests
  • Sue Marchiano wins 3rd World Cup female marathon (2:30:48)
  • Then largest lottery in North America ($69M) drawn in Illinois

Famous Weddings

  • South African-British Olympic runner Zola Budd marries

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Vanel, French actor & director (Wages of Fear), dies at 96

Hu YaobangHu Yaobang (1915-1989)

Chinese communist official and General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (1982-87), dies of a heart attack at 73

  • Nesuhi Ertegün, Turkish–American record producer & executive (Atlantic Records), dies at 71
1989 Highlights

About April 15, 1989

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 9 months and 16 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