What Happened on February 1, 1989

Historical Events

  • Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 at perihelion

Historic Event

Diana, Princess of Wales visits New York City

  • The Western Australian towns of Kalgoorlie and Boulder amalgamate to form the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Famous Birthdays

  • Hurricane Chris [Dooley], American rapper, born in Shreveport, Louisiana

Famous Deaths

  • Elaine de Kooning, American artist, dies at 70
1989 Highlights

About February 1, 1989

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 34 years and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: When I'm With You - Sheriff
  • UK #1 Song: Somethings Gotten Hold Of My Heart - Marc Almond Featuring Special Guest Star Gene Pitney