What Happened on January 7, 1989

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

  • Cleveland Cavaliers block 21 NY Knicks shots tying NBA regulation game record
  • International Conference on Limitation of Chemical Weapons opens in Paris
  • NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers then longest winning streak (11 games)

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Weddings

Greg Maddux

MLB pitcher Greg Maddux (22) weds Kathy Ronnow

Famous Deaths

HirohitoHirohito (1901-1989)

124th Emperor of Japan (1926-89), dies at 87 after a 62-year reign

1989 Highlights

About January 7, 1989

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 34 years and 30 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