On This Day

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Zhang Liyin, Chinese 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? 31 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Pisces