On This Day

What Happened on March 18, 1989

Historical Events

  • 27th space shuttle mission, STS-29 (Discovery 8), returns to Earth
  • California Quake amusement ride opens at Universal Studios

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dino Ciccarelli sets Washington Capital record of 7 pts in a game

NHL Star Dino Ciccarelli
NHL Star
Dino Ciccarelli
  • In Egypt, a 4,400-year-old mummy is found in the Pyramid of Cheops

Famous Birthdays

  • Lily Collins, British American actress (Mirror, Mirror), born in Guildford, England

Famous Deaths

  • Harold Jeffreys, English mathematician (Theory of Probability) and geophysicist, dies at 97
  • Piet Kruiver, Dutch soccer player, dies at 51
  • William Challee, actor (Desperate, Moonchild), dies
1989 Highlights

About March 18, 1989

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 4 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Pisces