On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1989

Historical Events

  • Comet Tempel 1 at perihelion

Historic Event

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

  • US F-14s shoot down 2 Libyan jet fighters over Mediterranean

Famous Birthdays

  • Graham Rahal, American race car driver, born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Waxahatchee [Katie Crutchfield], American folk-rock singer-songwriter born in Birmingham, Alabama
1989 Highlights

About January 4, 1989

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 10 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn