On This Day

What Happened on February 6, 1989

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Solidarity union leader Lech Wałęsa begins negotiating with Polish government

Polish Politician and Labor Activist Lech Wałęsa
Polish Politician and Labor Activist
Lech Wałęsa

Famous Birthdays

  • Craig Cathcart, Irish soccer defender (45 caps; Watford), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Famous Deaths

  • Andre Cayatte, French filmmaker, dies at 80
  • Barbara Tuchman, historian (Guns of August-Pulitzer), dies at 77
  • Chris Gueffroy, East German attempted defector (b. 1968)
  • Osbourne Ruddock, Jamaican Dub music performer (b. 1941)
1989 Highlights

About February 6, 1989

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 9 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius