On This Day

What Happened on February 10, 1989

Historical Events

  • 39th Berlin International Film Festival: "Rain Man" wins the Golden Bear

Hall of Fame

Celtic KC Jones & Cavalier Lenny Wilkens elected to NBA Hall of Fame

  • Miami Vice's 100th episode seen on TV
  • Minor League Football System opens organizational meeting, St Louis
  • Ron Brown chosen 1st African American chairman of a major US party (Democrats)
  • Test Cricket debut of Aaqib Javed, Pak v NZ age 16 years 189 days
  • To gain deregulation WWF admits pro wrestling is an exhibition & not a sport, in a NJ court
  • Tony Robinson of Jamaica becomes Nottingham's 1st black sheriff
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Deaths

  • Dan Kelly, NHL sportscaster, dies at 52, "He shoots, he scores!"
1989 Highlights

About February 10, 1989

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 4 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Straight Up - Paula Abdul
  • UK #1 Song: Somethings Gotten Hold Of My Heart - Marc Almond Featuring Special Guest Star Gene Pitney