On This Day

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

ExecutionTed Bundy

Ted Bundy, 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? 32 years, 10 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius