What Happened on December 19, 1989

Historical Events

  • American Airlines purchases Eastern Airline's Latin American route

Sports History

Larry Bird (Celtics) begins NBA free throw streak of 71 games

Famous Deaths

  • Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English journalist and author (Cold Comfort Farm), dies at 87
1989 Highlights

About December 19, 1989

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 11 months and 17 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