On This Day

What Happened on December 30, 1989

Historical Events

  • 10th United Negro College Fund raises $12,000,000
  • Dmitri Volkov swims world record 50m freestyle (27.15 sec)

Famous Birthdays

  • Ryan Sheckler, American professional skateboarder

Famous Deaths

  • Etienne Leroux, Afrikaans author (Een vir Azazel), dies at 67
  • Lenore Lemmon, girlfriend of "Superman" George Reeves (b. 1923)
  • Madoline Thomas, actress (Girl in the Canal), dies
1989 Highlights

About December 30, 1989

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 5 months and 29 days
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