What Happened on December 29, 1989

Historical Events

  • Jane Pauley says goodbye to NBC's "Today" show
  • Riots break-out after Hong Kong decides to forcibly repatriate Vietnamese refugees.

Event of Interest

Václav Havel is selected to be president of Czechoslovakia by the Federal Assembly shortly after the Velvet Revolution

Sports History

Wayne Gretzky and Martina Navratilova, named athletes of decade by the Associated Press

1989 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Jane Levy, American actress (Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Kei Nishikori, Japanese tennis player (11 singles titles, only Japanese player ranked in top 10), born in Matsue, Japan
Born in 1989

About December 29, 1989

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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