On This Day

What Happened on January 29, 1989

Historical Events

  • 5th Sundance Film Festival: "True Love" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Sport awardAustralian Men's Tennis Open

Australian Open Men's Tennis: Ivan Lendl wins his first Australian title; beats fellow Czech Miloslav Mecii 6-2, 6-2, 6-2

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
  • Cleveland's Chris Dudley misses 5 free throws during 1 foul attempt
  • Dow jumps 38.06 recoups 508-pt loss since Oct 1987; index at 2,256.43
  • Episcopal Church of the United States appoints Barbara Harris as its first female bishop

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Game-winning RBI, official statistic dropped after 9 years of use NY Mets Keith Hernandez is the all-time leader with 129

MLB First Baseman Keith Hernandez
MLB First Baseman
Keith Hernandez
  • L I preacher Gene Profeta pleads guilty to tax-evasion
  • NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 34-3; MVP: Randall Cunningham, Philadelphia Eagles, QB
  • Orlando Arena opens in Orlando, Florida
  • USSR's Phobos II enters Martian orbit

Famous Deaths

  • Halina Konopacka, Polish discus thrower (Olympic gold 1928), dies at 88
1989 Highlights

About January 29, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 7 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius