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 Birthdays

  • Zyzz [Aziz Shavershian], Kurdish-Russian-Australian bodybuilder and model, born in Moscow, USSR (d. 2011)
Born in 1989

Famous Deaths

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

About March 24, 1989

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 6 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Living Years - Mike + The Mechanics
  • UK #1 Song: Like A Prayer - Madonna