What Happened on January 3, 1989

Historical Events

  • Russian newspaper Izvestia gets its 1st commercial advertisement

Famous Birthdays

  • Alex D. Linz, American actor, born in Santa Barbara, California
  • Anya Rozova [Anya Kop], Russian American model and America's Next Top Model contestant, born in Leningrad, USSR
  • Ben Matulino, New Zealand rugby league forward (23 caps; NZ Warriors, Wests Tigers), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Kōhei Uchimura, Japanese gymnast (Olympic gold all-round 2012; team, all-round 2016; World C'ships 10 x gold), born in Kitakyushu, Japan

Famous Deaths

  • Nick Virgilio, American Haiku poet, dies at 60
  • Sergei Lvovich Sobolev, Russian mathematician (b. 1909)
1989 Highlights

About January 3, 1989

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 1 month and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: New Year Holiday (United Kingdom), New Year's Day (New Zealand)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison
  • UK #1 Song: Especially For You - Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan