What Happened on August 12, 1989

Famous Deaths

  • Samuel Okwaraji, Nigerian footballer (b. 1964)

William ShockleyWilliam Shockley (1910-1989)

American physicist who helped invent the transistor (1956 Nobel), who was also known for his racist eugenics views, dies of prostate cancer at 79

1989 Highlights

About August 12, 1989

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Right Here Waiting - Richard Marx
  • UK #1 Song: Swing The Mood - Jive Bunny and The Mastermixers