On This Day

What Happened on March 4, 1989

Historical Events

  • Eastern Airlines machinists strike
  • Javier Sotomayor high jumps indoor world record (2.43m)

FranceLouvre Pyramid

The Louvre Pyramid designed by I. M. Pei is inaugurated by French President Francois Mitterrand

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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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Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Actress Phoebe Cates marries actor Kevin Kline


Famous Deaths


Person of interestTiny Grimes

Lloyd "Tiny" Grimes, American jazz and R&B guitarist (Art Tatum), dies of meningitis at 72

Jazz Guitarist Tiny Grimes
Jazz Guitarist
Tiny Grimes

1989 Highlights

About March 4, 1989

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Pisces