On This Day

What Happened on February 9, 1989

Historical Events

  • Kevin Johnson (Phoenix) ends NBA free throw streak of 57 games
  • Michael Manley's Socialist Party wins Jamaica parliamentary election

Famous Birthdays

  • Gia Farrell [Jeannie Bocchicchio], American pop singer-songwriter ("Hit Me Up"), born in Suffern, New York
  • Wu Chia-ching, Taiwanese pool player

Famous Weddings

Charles Barkley

NBA power forward Charles Barkley (26) weds legal aide Maureen Blumhardt in Elkton, Maryland

Famous Deaths

  • Osamu Tezuka, Japanese manga artist (Kimba the White Lion), dies of cancer at 60
1989 Highlights

About February 9, 1989

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 4 months and 18 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