What Happened on January 13, 1989

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • "Ryan's Hope" ends 13½ year run on ABC-TV

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

British comedy sketch show series "A Bit of Fry and Laurie" starring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie debuts on BBC1

Actor, Comedian and Writer Stephen Fry
Actor, Comedian and Writer
Stephen Fry
Actor Hugh Laurie
Actor
Hugh Laurie
  • Computers across Britain hit by "Friday the 13th"/Jerusalem virus
  • Jerry Parks, Oklahoma defensive back, charged with shooting a teammate
  • Ruins of Mashkan-shapir (occupied 2050-1720 BC) found in Iraq
  • Subway vigilante Bernhard Goetz begins 1-year jail sentence

Famous Birthdays

  • Bryan Arguez, American soccer player
  • Triinu Kivilaan, Estonian singer

Famous Deaths

  • Joe Spinell, actor (Maniac, Star Crash, Strike Force), dies at 51