What Happened on December 17, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "The Simpsons" premieres on Fox TV as a full animated series with the episode, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
  • 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)
  • Patti Rizzo/Mike Hill win LPGA Mazda Golf Championship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

The Simpsons, created by Matt Groening, debuts - America's longest-running sitcom

Cartoonist Matt Groening
Matt Groening