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
  • Quinta Brunson, American writer, producer and actress (Abbott Elementary), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths

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

About December 21, 1989

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 6 months and 6 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