On This Day

What Happened on March 12, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 10th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgetown beats Syracuse, 88-79

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

15th People's Choice Awards: Dustin Hoffman & Meryl Streep win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Bill Cosby & Phylicia Rashad win (TV)

Actor Dustin Hoffman
Actor
Dustin Hoffman
Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby
Actress Meryl Streep
Actress
Meryl Streep
  • 2 cyanide-contaminated Chilean grapes found (Philadelphia)
  • 30th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Alabama beats Florida, 72-60
  • 36th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #9 North Carolina beats #7 Duke, 77-74

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee submits his first proposal for an "information management system" to his boss at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) who finds it “vague, but exciting”

Computer Scientist Tim Berners-Lee
Computer Scientist
Tim Berners-Lee
  • Madagascar AREMA party wins parliamentary election

Famous Deaths

  • Maurice Evans, British actor (Planet of the Apes, Bewitched), dies at 87