What Happened on February 28, 1989

Historical Events

  • 10-time All Star second baseman and manager Red Schoendienst and umpire Al Barlick are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Gretchen Polhemus, 23, (Texas), crowned 38th Miss USA
  • Memo by Brian Gumbel criticizing Today Show co-workers becomes public
  • Nevada-Semipalatinsk anti-nuclear movement founded by Olzhas Suleimenov in Kazakhstan, initially aiming to close Semipalatinsk nuclear test site (closed 1991) [1]

Famous Birthdays

  • Remmi [Rachel Smith], American indie pop singer-songwriter, born in Alexandria, Louisiana
  • Zhang Liyin, Chinese K-pop and R&B singer, born in Chengdu, China

Famous Deaths

  • Hermann Burger, Swiss poet and writer, dies at 46
1989 Highlights

About February 28, 1989

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 33 years and 11 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Lost In Your Eyes - Debbie Gibson
  • UK #1 Song: Belfast Child - Simple Minds