On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

  • Marvin Austin, American football player

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Actor Leonard Nimoy (57) weds actress Susan Bay