What Happened on January 24, 1989

Historical Events

  • 1st reported case of AIDS transmitted by heterosexual oral sex

Famous Deaths

  • George Knudson, Canadian golfer (8 PGA Tour titles; Masters 1969 runner-up), dies of lung cancer at 51

Ted Bundy (1946-1989)

American serial killer of up to 100 women during the 1970s, executed by electric chair in Florida at 42

1989 Highlights

About January 24, 1989

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 8 months and 6 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