What Happened on January 1, 1989

Historical Events

Hopman 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

  • 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

Leonard Nimoy

American actor and director Leonard Nimoy (57) weds American actress Susan Bay (45), until his death

1989 Highlights

About January 1, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 34 years 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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison
  • UK #1 Song: Especially For You - Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan