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

About August 16, 1989

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 7 months and 4 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