What Happened on August 8, 1989

Historical Events

Historic Event

New Zealand Prime Minister David Lange resigns after 5 years on a no confidence issue

  • US space shuttle STS-28 launched

Famous Birthdays

  • Sesil Karatantcheva, Bulgarian tennis player

Famous Deaths

  • Irv Cottler, American session and touring drummer (Frank Sinatra; Dinah Shore), dies of a heart attack at 71
1989 Highlights

About August 8, 1989

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 5 months and 27 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