On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1989

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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