On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1989

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 5 cm of snow falls in outskirts of Los Angeles
  • American jockey Chris Antley begins record of 64 consecutive winning days
  • US Boeing 707 crashes into Santa Maria mountain, 145 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Danielle Harmer, English actress

Famous Deaths

  • Maurits Kok, Dutch writer/poet (Railroad Strike), dies at 81