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
Dustin Hoffman
Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
Actress Meryl Streep
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
  • Madagascar AREMA party wins parliamentary election

Famous Deaths

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