On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1989

Historical Events

  • "Day Without Art" - Artists demonstrate against AIDS
  • East Germany drops communist monopoly from its constitution
  • Mark Langston signs record $3.2 million per year Cal Angels contract
  • Romanian 5-time Olympic gold medal winning gymnast Nadia Com─âneci arrives in NYC requesting political asylum to the United States; granted

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev meets Pope John Paul II at the Vatican

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev

Famous Deaths

  • Alvin Ailey, US choreographer (Blues Suite, Revelations), dies at 58
  • William "Billy" Lyall, Scottish musician (Bay City Rollers), dies of AIDS-related causes at 36
1989 Highlights

About December 1, 1989

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius