On This Day

What Happened on March 19, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday

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 Championship at Paris won by E Gordeeva & S Grinkov (USSR)
  • Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Kurt Browning (CAN)
  • PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Tom Kite wins the title in gusty conditions, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Chip Beck
  • 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 horn solo in Beatles "For No One"), dies of liver and kidney failure at 59