What Happened on February 17, 1989

Historical Events

  • 6-week study of Arctic atmosphere shows no ozone "hole"

Sports History

Former baseball player and manager Leo Durocher injured in a car crash

  • Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia & Libya form common market
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Weddings

  • Whitesnake's singer David Coverdale (37) weds American actress Tawny Kitaen (27); divorced 1991

Famous Deaths

  • Lefty Gomez, American Baseball HOF pitcher (7 × MLB All-Star; 5 × World Series; Triple Crown 1934, 37; NY Yankees), dies of congestive heart failure at 80
1989 Highlights

About February 17, 1989

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 9 months and 18 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