On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1989

Historical Events

  • 5th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • USSR announces plan for 2-yr manned mission to Mars

Famous Deaths

  • Pierre Boileau, French screenwriter (Vertigo), dies at 82
  • Romo Vincent, actor (Naked Jungle), dies
  • Trey Wilson, actor (Bull Durham, Twins, Raising Arizona), dies
1989 Highlights

About January 16, 1989

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 8 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (United States)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn