What Happened on January 17, 1989

Historical Events

Sports History

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
1989 History

Famous Deaths

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

About January 17, 1989

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 2 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn

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