On This Day

What Happened on December 19, 1989

Historical Events

  • American Airlines purchases Eastern Airline's Latin American route

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird

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? 31 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius