On This Day

What Happened on February 14, 1989

Historical Events

  • African National Congress (ANC) opens office in Amsterdam

Historic Publication

Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini issues a fatwa calling for the death of Salman Rushdie and his publishers due to his novel "Satanic Verses". A bounty is also placed on his head.

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
Novelist Salman Rushdie
Novelist
Salman Rushdie
  • The first of 24 satellites of the Global Positioning System are placed into orbit.
  • Union Carbide agrees to pay $470 mill damages for Bhopol disaster
  • World's 1st satellite Skyphone opens

Famous Weddings

Courtney Love

Singer-songwriter Courtney Love (24) weds vocalist James Moreland

Singer-Songwriter Courtney Love
Singer-Songwriter
Courtney Love

Famous Divorces

Divorce of Interest

Robin Givens is granted a divorce from Mike Tyson in the Dominican Republic

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
Model and Actress Robin Givens
Model and Actress
Robin Givens

Famous Deaths

  • James Bond, American ornithologist (b. 1900)
  • Vincent Crane [Cheesman], British rock Hammond organist, and songwriter (The Crazy World of Arthur Brown - "Fire"), dies of deliberate painkiller overdose at 45
1989 Highlights

About February 14, 1989

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 8 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius