On This Day

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 Yaobang, Chinese politician (General Secretary of the Communist Party of China 1982–87), dies at 73
  • Nesuhi Ertegün, Turkish–American record producer & executive, dies at 71
1989 Highlights

About April 15, 1989

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries