On This Day

What Happened on December 26, 1989

Historical Events

  • Ballon d'Or: Milan's second straight 1-2-3; Dutch striker Marco van Basten wins his 2nd best football player in Europe title ahead of Franco Baresi and Frank Rijkaard

Sports History

ODI cricket debut for Australia's Mark Taylor and Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya at the MCG

Famous Deaths

Doug Harvey

Doug Harvey, Canadian ice hockey defence player ('100 Greatest NHL Players), dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 65

  • Lennox R. F. Berkeley, British composer and pedagogue (Castaway), dies at 86
  • Peggy Thorpe-Bates, actress (Alcatraz Island), dies
1989 Highlights

About December 26, 1989

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 32 years and 6 months
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Boxing Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Another Day In Paradise - Phil Collins
  • UK #1 Song: Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid II