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? 33 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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

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