On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1989

Historical Events


Sport awardHopman Cup

1st Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Helena Suková & Miloslav Mečíř win inaugural event for Czechoslovakia; beat Australian pair Hana Mandlíková & Pat Cash 6-2, 6-4 for 2-0 victory

Tennis Player and Gold Medalist Miloslav Mecir
Tennis Player and Gold Medalist
Miloslav Mecir
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player & Wimbledon Champion Pat Cash
Tennis Player & Wimbledon Champion
Pat Cash
  • NYC transit fare rises from $1.00 to $1.15
  • Year of the Young Reader begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Jason Pierre-Paul, American NFL linebacker (Pro Bowl 2011-12; Super Bowl 2011, New York Giants), born in Deerfield Beach, Florida

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Actor Leonard Nimoy (57) weds actress Susan Bay


1989 Highlights

About January 1, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 6 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: New Year's Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States)

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn