What Happened on February 16, 1989

Historical Events

Contract of Interest

Dodgers pitcher Orel Hershiser signs $7.9M-3 year contract

  • Egypt, Iraq, Jordan & North Yemen form common market

Contract of Interest

Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens signs $7.5M-3 year contract

  • William Hayden becomes Governor-General of Australia
1989 History

Famous Birthdays

Elizabeth OlsenElizabeth Olsen (34 years old)

American actress (Martha Marcy May Marlene; Avenger films - "Scarlet Witch"), born in Los Angeles, California

Born in 1989

Famous Divorces

Jane Fonda

Actress Jane Fonda and activist Tom Hayden separate after 16 years of marriage

About February 16, 1989

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 3 months and 22 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