On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "42nd Street" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 3,486 performances
  • "Starlight Express" closes at Gershwin Theater in NYC after 761 performances
  • AFC Championship, Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati: Cincinnati Bengals beat Buffalo Bills, 21-10
  • Beginning of Japanese Heisei era.
  • Boeing 737-400 crashes at Kegworth, England, 46 die
  • NFC Championship, Soldier Field, Chicago: San Francisco 49ers beat Chicago Bears, 28-3
  • Soviet Union promises to eliminate stockpiles of chemical weapons

Famous Deaths

  • Johnny Jordaan, [Jan van Musscher], Dutch folk singer, dies at 64
  • Ken McMillan, American actor (Malone, Concrete Beat), dies of liver failure at 56
  • Kenneth McMillan, actor (Malone, Concrete Beat), dies of heart attack at 56