On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1989

Historical Events

  • A solar flare from the Sun creates a geomagnetic storm that affects micro chips, leading to a halt of all trading on Toronto's stock market.
  • Roger Kingdom of USA sets 110m hurdle record (12.92) in Zurich

Famous Deaths

  • Amanda Blake [Beverly Louise Neill], American actress (Gunsmoke), dies at 60
1989 Highlights

About August 16, 1989

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo