On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1989

Historical Events

  • 5 cm of snow falls in outskirts of Los Angeles
  • American jockey Chris Antley begins record 64-day consecutive winning streak; ends 1 May and includes 147 winners from 486 mounts
  • US Boeing 707 crashes into Santa Maria mountain, 145 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Bronte Barratt OAM, Australian swimmer (Olympic gold 4x200m freestyle relay 2008 WR; World C'ship gold 4x100m freestyle relay 2015), born in Brisbane, Australia
  • Danielle Harmer, English actress

Famous Deaths

  • Maurits Kok, Dutch writer/poet (Railroad Strike), dies at 81
1989 Highlights

About February 8, 1989

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 8 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius