On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1989

Historical Events

Historic Event

F. W. de Klerk becomes President of South Africa

  • Giorgio Lamberti swims world record 200m free style (1:46.69)

Sports History

In 2nd start since after cancer treatment, Giants Dave Dravecky breaks his pitching arm while throwing to Tim Raines


Famous Birthdays

  • Belinda [Belinda Peregrín Schüll], Mexican singer, songwriter and actress, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Joe Jonas, American pop singer (Jonas Brothers), born in Casa Grande, Arizona
  • Tiffanie Anderson, American singer, dancer, born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • F de Jong Edz, Dutch historian/director (IISG), dies
1989 Highlights

About August 15, 1989

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Independence Day (India)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo