On This Day

What Happened on January 23, 1989

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
Salvador Dali

1989 Highlights

About January 23, 1989

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 10 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius