On This Day

What Happened on March 24, 1989

Historical Events

  • Exxon tanker Valdez spills 10.8 million gallons of crude oil in Prince William Sound, near Tatitlek, Alaska

Film & TV History

NBC rebroadcasts Mary Martin and Cyril Ritchard's 1960 version of "Peter Pan" for the first time since 1973

Famous Deaths

  • Arnett Cobb, American jazz tenor saxophonist (Lionel Hampton), dies at 70
1989 Highlights

About March 24, 1989

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 32 years and 10 months
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Good Friday (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries