What Happened on August 22, 1989

Historical Events

  • 1st complete ring around Neptune discovered

Famous Deaths

  • Diana Vreeland, French-American fashion editor (Harper's Bazaar, Vogue), dies at 85
  • Huey P. Newton, African-American activist, revolutionary and co-founder of the Black Panther Party, shot and murdered by Tyrone Robinson in the streets of Lower Bottoms, Oakland, California at 47
  • Johannes "Jan" Teulings, Dutch actor (Lentelied, The Three Wishes), dies of natural causes at 84
  • Robert Grondelaers, Belgian cyclist (b. 1933)
1989 Highlights

About August 22, 1989

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 5 months and 15 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