On This Day

What Happened on February 24, 1989

Historical Events

  • 150 million year old fossil egg found in Utah with a fossilized dinosaur embryo inside, the oldest dinosaur egg yet found in the Northern Hemisphere
  • Harold E Ballard sells CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats to David Braley

Film & TV History

Margaret Ray found in David Letterman's home, claims to be his wife

Sports History

Panamanian boxing legend Roberto Durán wins 4th world title in different weight divisions when he beats Iran Barkley in a 12 round split decision in Atlantic City; 37 year old Durán wins WBC middleweight title

  • US Boeing 747 loses parts of roof over Pacific, 9 die
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Daniel Kaluuya, British actor and writer (Get Out), born in London, England
  • Kosta Koufos, American-Greek basketball player

Famous Weddings

Tim Burton

Film director Tim Burton (30) weds photographer Lena Gieseke

1989 Highlights

About February 24, 1989

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 9 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Pisces