On This Day

What Happened on December 21, 1989

Historical Events

  • New Zealand is the first country to set a formal inflation target (0-2%) for how much prices should rise each year. Similar targets are subsequently adopted by most developed countries.
  • VP Quayle sends out 30,000 Xmas cards with word beacon spelled beakon

Famous Birthdays

  • Mark Ingram Jr., American football running back (Heisman Trophy 2009, U of Alabama; NFL Pro Bowl 2014, 17, 19; New Orleans Saints, Baltimore Ravens), born in Hackensack, New Jersey

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Explorer Edmund Hillary (70) weds June Mulgrew

Mountaineer and Explorer Edmund Hillary
Mountaineer and Explorer
Edmund Hillary

Famous Deaths

  • Ján Cikker, Slovak composer, dies at 78
1989 Highlights

About December 21, 1989

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius