On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1989

Historical Events

  • Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 at perihelion

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Diana, Princess of Wales visits New York City

Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer
  • 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? 32 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius