On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 1989

Historical Events

  • Premier Lubbers sees CDA-party leader Elco Brinkman as successor

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US troops invade Panama & oust Manuel Noriega, but don't catch him

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega

Famous Birthdays

  • Virgilio Falco, Italian politician

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Business magnate Richard Branson (39) weds Joan Templeman in British Virgin Islands

Business Magnate Richard Branson
Business Magnate
Richard Branson

Famous Deaths

  • Audrey Christie, American actress (Splendor in the Grass, Fair Exchange), dies at 77
  • Kurt B√∂hme, German bass, dies at 81
1989 Highlights

About December 20, 1989

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 7 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius