What Happened on August 17, 1989

Historical Events

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

Sports History

Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken plays in his 1,208th consecutive game, moves to 3rd place all-time, behind NY Yankees Lou Gehrig and Boston Red Sox/NY Yankees Everett Scott

Famous Weddings

Kathryn Bigelow & James Cameron

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

Famous Deaths

  • Harry Corbett, English puppeteer (Sooty), TV presenter and magician, dies at 71

About August 17, 1989

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 7 months and 5 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