On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1989

Historical Events

  • Bret Saberhagen signs record $2,966,667 per year KC Royal contract
  • Student demonstration in Prague put down by riot police, leading to an uprising (the Velvet Revolution) that will topple the communist government on Dec. 29

Famous Deaths

  • Billy Lee, actor (Sons of Legion, Biscuit Eater), dies
  • Emerson Buckley, American composer, dies at 73
  • Gus Farace, American gangster (b. 1960)
1989 Highlights

About November 17, 1989

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 10 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Scorpio