On This Day

What Happened on January 7, 1989

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Akihito becomes the 125th Emperor of Japan after the death of his father Horohito

Emperor of Japan Akihito
Emperor of Japan
  • Cleve Cavs block 21 NY Knick shots tying NBA regulation game record
  • International Conference on Limitation of Chemical Weapons opens in Paris
  • NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers longest win streak (11)

Famous Birthdays

  • Emiliano InsĂșa, Argentine footballer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

MLB player Greg Maddux (22) weds Kathy Ronnow

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux

Famous Deaths

Person of interestHirohito

Emperor Hirohito of Japan (1922-89) dies at 87 after a 62-year reign

Emperor of Japan Hirohito
Emperor of Japan

1989 Highlights

About January 7, 1989

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 6 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn