What Happened on February 22, 1989

Historical Events

  • 1st Spanish commercial on network TV (Pepsi-Cola-CBS Grammy Award)

Grammy Awards

31st Grammy Awards: "Don't Worry Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin; "Faith"by George Michael; and Tracy Chapman win

  • 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)

Strategic Defense Initiative

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"
1989 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Alia Sabur, American college educator, born in NYC, New York
  • Daniel D. [Davis], American jazz and hip hop violinist, born in Charleston, South Carolina
Born in 1989

Famous Deaths

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

About February 22, 1989

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Straight Up - Paula Abdul
  • UK #1 Song: Belfast Child - Simple Minds