On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1989

Historical Events

  • Comet Tempel 1 at perihelion

Event of interestEvent of Interest

George H. W. Bush is 1st Vice President since Martin Van Buren to declare himself President of the United States

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
8th US President Martin Van Buren
8th US President
Martin Van Buren
  • US F-14s shoot down 2 Libyan jet fighters over Mediterranean

Famous Birthdays

  • Graham Rahal, American race car driver, born in Columbus, Ohio
1989 Highlights

About January 4, 1989

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 10 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn