On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1989

Historical Events

USAVoyager 2 Spacecraft

Voyager 2 begins a flyby of planet Neptune

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NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft launched atop its Titan/Centaur-7 launch vehicle
NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft launched atop its Titan/Centaur-7 launch vehicle
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Famous Birthdays

  • Hayden Panettiere, American actress (One Life to Live), born in Palisades, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Raul Seixas, Brazilian rock singer-songwriter ("Mosca na Sopa" - "Fly In The Soup"), dies of pancreatitis at 44
1989 Highlights

About August 21, 1989

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 1 month and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo