What Happened on January 2, 1989

Historical Events

  • "Superwoman" single released by Karyn White (Billboard Song of the Year 1989)
  • 18th Fiesta Bowl: #1 Notre Dame beats #3 West Virginia, 34-21 for the national title
  • 55th Orange Bowl: #2 Miami (FL) beats #6 Nebraska, 23-3
  • 55th Sugar Bowl: #4 Florida State beats #7 Auburn, 13-7
  • 75th Rose Bowl: #11 Michigan beats #5 Southern California, 22-14
  • UCLA beats Arkansas Razorbacks, 17-3 to win the Cotton Bowl Classic in Dallas; record 7th consecutive football bowl game victory for the Bruins
1989 Highlights

About January 2, 1989

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 34 years and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Day after New Year's Day (New Zealand), New Year Holiday, New Year's Day (United Kingdom), New Year's Day (Australia, Canada, Ireland, United States)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison
  • UK #1 Song: Especially For You - Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan