What Happened on April 17, 1989

Historical Events

  • 93rd Boston Marathon: Abebe Mekonen of Ethiopia takes men's race in 2:09:06; Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway wins her 2nd women's title in 2:24:33
  • Maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $245 per week
  • Polish labor union granted legal status
  • Soviet-US agreement allows Soviets to fight US pros

Famous Birthdays

  • Avriel "Avi" Kaplan, American pop bass vocalist (Pentonix, 2011-2017; Avriel & the Sequoias), born in Visalia, California

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Lampkin, dies
1989 Highlights

About April 17, 1989

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

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