What Happened on March 18, 1989

Historical Events

  • 27th NASA Space Shuttle Mission: Discovery 8 (STS-29), returns to Earth
  • California Quake amusement ride opens at Universal Studios

Sports History

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

  • 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
1989 Highlights

About March 18, 1989

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 10 months and 13 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