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
1989 History

Famous Birthdays

Yani TsengYani Tseng (34 years old)

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

Born in 1989

Famous Deaths

Salvador DaliSalvador Dali (1904-1989)

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

About January 23, 1989

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 4 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Two Hearts - Phil Collins
  • UK #1 Song: Somethings Gotten Hold Of My Heart - Marc Almond Featuring Special Guest Star Gene Pitney