What Happened on March 17, 1989

Historical Events

  • "Chu Chem" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 44 performances
  • Dorothy Cudahy is 1st female grand marshal of St. Patrick Day Parade

Famous Birthdays

  • Morfydd Clark, Welsh actress (The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power), born in Sweden
  • Shinji Kagawa, Japanese footballer (Borussia Dortmund), born in Kobe, Japan
Born in 1989

Famous Deaths

  • Marek BliziƄski, Polish jazz guitarist and composer, dies of skin cancer at 41
  • Merritt Butrick, American actor (Shy People, Square Pegs), dies of AIDS at 29

About March 17, 1989

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 2 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Pisces

Holidays: St. Patrick's Day (Ireland, United Kingdom)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Lost In Your Eyes - Debbie Gibson
  • UK #1 Song: Too Many Broken Hearts - Jason Donovan