On This Day

What Happened on December 11, 1989

Historical Events

  • Cy Coleman and David Zippel's musical "City of Angels" opens at Virginia Theater, NYC; runs for 878 performances, wins 6 Tony Awards and 8 Drama Desk Awards
  • Mark Davis signs record $3.25 million per year KC Royals contract

Famous Birthdays

  • Kellie Harrington, Irish boxer (lightweight Gold Medal 2021 Tokyo Olympics), born in Dublin, Ireland

Famous Deaths

  • Louise Dahl-Wolfe, American fashion photographer, dies at 94
1989 Highlights

About December 11, 1989

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 6 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: We Didn't Start The Fire - Billy Joel
  • UK #1 Song: Let's Party - Jive Bunny and The Mastermixers