On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1989

Historical Events

  • US beats Guatemala 2-1 in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup

Famous Deaths

  • John Matuszak, American NFL defensive end, 1973-82 (Oakland Raiders and 3 other teams), and actor (Caveman; The Goonies), dies of an accidental propoxyphene overdose at 38
  • Stanley David Griggs, American astronaut (STS 51-D), dies in plane crash at 59 (b. 1939)
1989 Highlights

About June 17, 1989

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 7 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini