On This Day

What Happened on February 6, 1989

Historical Events

Historic Event

Solidarity union leader Lech Wałęsa begins negotiating with Polish government

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)
  • King Tubby [Osbourne Ruddock], Jamaican sound engineer and record producer, shot to death outside his home at 48
  • Nuno Oliveira, Portuguese equestrian, horse trainer, dressage instructor, and author, dies at 63
1989 Highlights

About February 6, 1989

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 4 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Waitangi Day (New Zealand)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Straight Up - Paula Abdul
  • UK #1 Song: Somethings Gotten Hold Of My Heart - Marc Almond Featuring Special Guest Star Gene Pitney