On This Day

What Happened on January 23, 1989

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 100s feared dead after a powerful earthquake strikes the Soviet Central Asian republic of Tajikistan
  • Challenge to "who is a Jew" law filed in Israeli Supreme Court
  • NBA New Jersey Nets begin a 32+ game road losing streak

Famous Birthdays

  • Yani Tseng, Taiwanese golfer (5 major titles; British Open 2010-11), born in Guishan, Republic of China

Famous Deaths


Person of interestSalvador Dali

Salvador Dali, Spanish surrealist artist (Crucifixion), dies of heart failure at 84

Painter Salvador Dali
Painter
Salvador Dali