On This Day

What Happened on December 8, 1989

Historical Events

  • Great Britain performs nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

  • Drew Doughty, Canadian hockey player, born in London, Canada

Famous Deaths

  • Hans Hartung, German-French painter, dies at 85
1989 Highlights

About December 8, 1989

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 6 months and 18 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