On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1989

Historical Events

  • France TGV train reaches world record speed of 482.4 kph

Famous Deaths

  • John M Pritchard, British conductor, dies at 68
1989 Highlights

About December 5, 1989

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: We Didn't Start The Fire - Billy Joel
  • UK #1 Song: You Got It (The Right Stuff) - New Kids On The Block