What Happened on January 18, 1989

Historical Events

Hall of Fame

4th Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Dion; Otis Redding; The Rolling Stones; The Temptations; Stevie Wonder; The Ink Spots; Bessie Smith; The Soul Stirrers; and Phil Spector

  • Astronomers discover pulsar in remnants of Supernova 1987A (LMC)
  • IBM announces earnings up 10.4% in 1988
  • West Indies beat Australia in a rain-affected 3rd final in Sydney to win cricket's World Series Cup Tri-Series, 2-1; match reduced to 18 overs

Famous Deaths

  • Bruce Chatwin, British travel writer and novelist (In Patagonia, On a Black Hill), dies of AIDS at 49
1989 Highlights

About January 18, 1989

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 34 years and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn

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