On This Day

What Happened on March 19, 1989

Historical Events

  • Boeing V-22 Osprey VTOL aircraft makes maiden flight
  • Ice Dance Championship at Paris won by M Klimova & S Ponomarenko (USSR)
  • Ice Pairs World Championship at Paris won by Ekaterina Gordeeva & Sergei Grinkov (USSR)
  • Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Kurt Browning (CAN)

Sport awardPGA Players Championship

PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Tom Kite wins the title in gusty conditions, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Chip Beck

Golfer Tom Kite
Tom Kite
  • Wales beats England, 12-9 at Cardiff Arms Park to allow France to claim it's 9th outright Five Nations Rugby Championship
  • Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Paris won by Midori Ito (Japan)

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Civil, British horn player (played solo on Beatles "For No One"), dies of liver and kidney failure at 59
1989 Highlights

About March 19, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 6 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Pisces