On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1989

Historical Events

  • 1-handed pitcher Jim Abbott debut but lasts only 4 2/3 inn
  • 143rd Grand National: Irish 12-year-old Little Polveir, ridden by jockey Jimmy Frost wins by 7 lengths from West Tip

Famous Birthdays

  • Hitomi Takahashi, Japanese singer, born in Shiogama, Japan
  • Matthew Healy, British singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer (The 1975 - "I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It"), born in London, England

Famous Weddings

  • Entertainment Tonight's Mary Hart marries producer Burt Sugarman

Famous Deaths

  • John Wyer, English sports car racing team manager, dies at 79
1989 Highlights

About April 8, 1989

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries