On This Day

What Happened on August 12, 1989

Famous Deaths

  • Samuel Okwaraji, Nigerian footballer (b. 1964)

Person of interestWilliam Shockley

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

Physicist William Shockley
Physicist
William Shockley

1989 Highlights

About August 12, 1989

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo