On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1989

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • 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, pitching great (NY Yankees), dies at 80
1989 Highlights

About February 17, 1989

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius