On This Day

What Happened on February 22, 1989

Historical Events

  • 1st Spanish commercial on network TV (Pepsi-Cola-CBS Grammy Award)
  • 31st Grammy Awards: Don't Worry Be Happy, Faith, Tracy Chapman
  • Finish ministry of Public health installs sex vacation to thwart stress
  • NY Lotto pays $26.9 million to one winner (#s are 1-5-12-19-44-50)

Film & TV History

UK physicist Stephen Hawking calls the proposed missile defense system known as Star Wars a "deliberate fraud"

  • US authors demonstrate against Iranian death threats against Salman Rushdee, author of "The Satanic Verses"

Famous Birthdays

  • Alia Sabur, American college educator, born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Joan Woodbury, American actress (Super Sleuth, Northwest Trail), dies at 73
  • Mois├ęs da Costa Amaral, East Timorese leader, dies at 50
1989 Highlights

About February 22, 1989

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Pisces