On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1989

Historical Events

  • Al Arbour wins his 600th NHL game as coach
  • Gunman opens fire in California schoolyard; 5 students slain, 30 wounded
  • Murden & Metz are 1st women to reach South Pole overland (on skis)
  • Phoenix Suns cancel game at Miami Heat, due to racial unrest in Miami

Famous Deaths

  • Sterling A Brown, American poet/critic (Southern Road), dies at 87
1989 Highlights

About January 17, 1989

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn