On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1989

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

New Zealand Prime Minister David Lange
New Zealand Prime Minister
David Lange
  • 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? 31 years, 11 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo