What Happened on August 15, 1989

Historical Events

Event of Interest

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

1989 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Belinda [Belinda Peregrín Schüll], Mexican singer, songwriter and actress, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Carlos PenaVega, American actor and singer (Big Time Rush), born in Columbia, Missouri
  • Joe Jonas, American pop singer (Jonas Brothers), born in Casa Grande, Arizona
  • Tiffanie Anderson, American singer, dancer, born in Los Angeles, California
Born in 1989

Famous Deaths

  • Fritz de Jong Edz, Dutch historian (director of IISG), dies at 70

About August 15, 1989

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo

Holidays: Independence Day (India)

Music Charts

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