On This Day

What Happened on February 14, 1989

Historical Events

  • African National Congress (ANC) opens office in Amsterdam

Book releaseHistoric 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
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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Singer-Songwriter Courtney Love
Courtney Love

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce 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

Famous Deaths

  • James Bond, American ornithologist (b. 1900)
1989 Highlights

About February 14, 1989

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 9 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius