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
1989 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Bronte Barratt, 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 (The Story of Tracey Beaker), born in Bracknell, England
  • Julio Jones, American football receiver (First-team All-Pro 2015, 16; 7 × Pro Bowl; Atlanta Falcons), born in Foley, Alabama
Born in 1989

Famous Deaths

  • Maurits Mok, Dutch author and poet (Cheese & Bread Game; The Railroad Strike), dies at 81

About February 8, 1989

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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