What Happened on April 21, 1989

Historical Events

Sports History

George W. Bush and Edward W. Rose become joint CEOs of the Texas Rangers

  • Thousands of Chinese crowd into Beijing's Tiananmen Square cheering students demanding greater political freedom

Famous Deaths

  • James Kirkwood, American actor, author and playwright (A Chorus Line, P. S. Your Cat Is Dead!), dies of cancer at 64
  • Princess Deokhye of Korea, last princess of the Korean Empire, dies at 76

About April 21, 1989

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 11 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

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