On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1989

Historical Events

  • 1st crack in the Iron Curtain when Hungary opens its borders to Austria for a pan-European picnic for a few hours
  • Tadeusz Mazowiecki, elected 1st non-communist president of Poland

Famous Birthdays

  • Romeo [Percy Romeo Miller], American rapper (Lil' Romeo) and actor born in New Orleans, Louisiana
1989 Highlights

About August 19, 1989

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo