What Happened on December 17, 1989

Historical Events

Television 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"

  • 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)
1989 Highlights

About December 17, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 9 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Another Day In Paradise - Phil Collins
  • UK #1 Song: Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid II