On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1989

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Charlie Francis, coach of disqualified sprinter Ben Johnson tells federal inquiry into Canada's greatest sports scandal Johnson knowingly used steroids since 1981
  • Comet du Toit at perihelion
  • The United States becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos Vela, Mexican footballer
  • Sonya Kitchell, American singer

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

"Baywatch" actor David Hasselhoff (37) divorces actress Catherine Hickland (33) after nearly 5 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Julianne Philips & Bruce Springsteen divorce

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen

Famous Deaths

  • Henk van Stipriaan, Dutch journalist and VARA radio host, dies at 64
  • Josephine van Gasteren, Dutch actress and director (Bluejackets, De kleine zielen), dies at 71