On This Day

What Happened on March 12, 1989

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

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
1989 Highlights

About March 12, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Pisces