On This Day

What Happened on December 16, 1989

Historical Events

  • Commencement of 1st Test Cricket play at Bellerive Oval, Hobart (v SL)
  • Geoff Marsh completes 355* for WA against South Australia
  • Protest breaks out in Timişoara in response to an attempt by the government to evict dissident Hungarian pastor, László Tőkés.

Famous Deaths

  • Aileen Pringle, actress (Age of Consent, Convicted, Night Parade), dies
  • Lee Van Cleef, American actor (Good, Bad & Ugly), dies at 64
  • Oscar Alfredo Gálvez, Argentine racing driver (b. 1913)
  • Silvana Mangano, Italian actress (Death in Venice, Barabbas), dies at 59
1989 Highlights

About December 16, 1989

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 5 months and 6 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 & The Mastermixers