On This Day

What Happened on November 8, 1989

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Byker Grove" begins broadcasting on the BBC
  • Cubs Jerome Walton wins the NL Rookie of Year
  • Douglas Wilder elected 1st African American Governor of Virginia and any state since reconstruction
  • Hong Kong's MTR Lam Tin Station comes into service.

Famous Deaths

  • Andre Kloos, Dut trade union leader (NVV)/chairman (VARA), dies at 67