What Happened on December 14, 1989

Historical Events

  • Biographical drama film "Sikwood", directed by Mike Nichols, and starring Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, and Cher premieres

Famous Deaths

Andrei SakharovAndrei Sakharov (1921-1989)

Russian nuclear physicist and an activist for disarmament, peace and human rights (Nobel 1975), dies of a heart attack at 68

  • Jock Mahoney [Jacques Joseph O'Mahoney], American actor & stuntman (Dallas, Yancy Derringer, Day of Fury), dies of a stroke at 70
  • Pattie Santos, American singer (It's a Beautiful Day), dies in a car accident at 40
1989 Highlights

About December 14, 1989

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 11 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