On This Day

What Happened on March 9, 1989

Historical Events

  • Eastern Airlines files for bankruptcy
  • Roger Kingdom runs world record 60m hurdles indoor (7.36 sec)
  • Soviet Union officially submits to jurisdiction of the World Court
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US Senate rejects President George H. W. Bush's nomination of John Tower as Defense Secretary

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Mapplethorpe, American photographer, dies at 42
1989 Highlights

About March 9, 1989

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 5 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Pisces