On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1989

Historical Events

  • 32nd Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland, 12½-11½

Sports History

Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken moves into 3rd place (1,208th cons game)

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr

Famous Weddings

Wedding of Interest

Director Kathryn Bigelow (38) weds fellow director James Cameron (35)

Director Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
1989 Highlights

About August 17, 1989

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 2 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo