On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1989

Historical Events

  • U.S. Congressman Mickey Leland (D-TX) and 15 others die in a plane crash in Ethiopia

Famous Deaths

  • Mickey Leland, American politician (Rep-D-Texas 1979-89), dies with 15 others in plane crash in Ethiopia at 44
1989 Highlights

About August 7, 1989

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 11 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Civic Holiday (Canada), Summer Bank Holiday (Ireland, United Kingdom)

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo