On This Day

What Happened on March 29, 1989

Historical Events

  • 1st Soviet hockey players are permitted to play for the NHL
  • 1st US private commercial rocket makes suborbital test flight at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico

Academy Awards

61st Academy Awards: "Rain Man" - Best Picture, Actor (Dustin Hoffman), Director (Barry Levinson) and Screenwriting; and Jodie Foster win

  • 9th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Cocktail" wins

Louvre Pyramid

I. M. Pei's pyramidal entrance to the Louvre opens in Paris

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I. M. Pei's masterpiece at night in the main courtyard (Cour Napoléon) of the Louvre Palace (Palais du Louvre)
I. M. Pei's masterpiece at night in the main courtyard (Cour Napoléon) of the Louvre Palace (Palais du Louvre)
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  • Michael Milken, junk bond king, indicted in NY for racketeering

Famous Deaths

  • Bernard Blier, French character actor (Les Miserables; Women & War), dies at 73
1989 Highlights

About March 29, 1989

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries