On This Day

What Happened on January 27, 1989

Historical Events

Sports History

Detroit Red Wings center Steve Yzerman becomes the 4th NHL player to record 100 points in 50 games or less with a goal and 2 assists as Red Wings beat Toronto, 8-1

  • German war criminals Fischer & Aus der Funten freed
  • Kevin Johnson (Phoenix) begins NBA free throw streak of 57 games
  • Oklahoma linebacker Mark VanKeirsblilck assaults an Oklahoma grad student

Famous Deaths

  • Bayani Casimiro, Filipino dancer and actor [Okey Ka Fairy Ko!], dies at 70
  • Thomas Sopwith, British aviation pioneer (b. 1888)
1989 Highlights

About January 27, 1989

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 10 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius