On This Day

What Happened on August 25, 1989

Historical Events


USAVoyager 2 Spacecraft

After 12-year, 4-billion-mile journey, Voyager 2 flies over cloudtops of Neptune & its moon Triton, sending back photographs of swamps

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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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  • Mayumi Moriyama becomes Japan's first female cabinet secretary.

Famous Deaths

  • Gunnar Johnsen Berg, composer, dies at 80
1989 Highlights

About August 25, 1989

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Virgo