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
  • Michael Milken, junk bond king, indicted in NY for racketeering
1989 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Michelle Zauner, American musician and writer (Japanese Breakfast), born in Seoul, South Korea
Born in 1989

Famous Deaths

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

About March 29, 1989

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Eternal Flame - The Bangles
  • UK #1 Song: Like A Prayer - Madonna