On This Day

What Happened on December 17, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

"The Simpsons" created by Matt Groening, premieres on Fox TV as a full animated series with the episode, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"

Fictional TV Character Homer Simpson
Fictional TV Character
Homer Simpson
Cartoonist Matt Groening
Matt Groening
Actor Hank Azaria
Hank Azaria
  • 78th Davis Cup: Germany beats Sweden in Stuttgart (3-2)
  • Brazil elects conservative Fernando Collor de Mello as president
  • Michael Bevan scores cricket century on 1st-class debut (114 SA v WA)