What Happened on March 12, 1989

Historical Events

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

People's Choice Awards

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

  • 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 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”

  • Madagascar AREMA party wins parliamentary election
1989 History

Famous Deaths

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

About March 12, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 2 months and 23 days
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: Too Many Broken Hearts - Jason Donovan