What Happened on January 5, 1989

Historical Events

  • 2 French TV newsmen arrested for trying to plant fake bombs on 3 airlines at JFK airport in security test
  • Baseball signs $400M with ESPN, showing 175 games in 1990

Famous Birthdays

  • Krisztián Németh, Hungarian soccer striker (37 caps; MTK Budapest, Roda JC, Sporting Kansas City), born in Győr, Hungary
Born in 1989

Famous Deaths

  • Philip Herschkowitz, Romanian composer, dies at 82

About January 5, 1989

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 2 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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