What Happened on March 1, 1989

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; Johnson first across line Olympic 100m 1988
  • Comet du Toit at perihelion
  • The United States becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty
1989 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos Vela, Mexican soccer winger (72 caps; Real Sociedad, Los Angeles FC), born in CancĂșn, Quintana Roo, Mexico
  • Sonya Kitchell, American contemporary folk singer-songwriter ("Can't Get You Out Of My Mind"), born in Northampton, Massachusetts
Born in 1989

Famous Divorces

David Hasselhoff

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

Bruce Springsteen

Julianne Philips & Bruce Springsteen divorce

Famous Deaths

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

About March 1, 1989

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 7 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Lost In Your Eyes - Debbie Gibson
  • UK #1 Song: Belfast Child - Simple Minds