What Happened on November 8, 1989

Historical Events

  • "Byker Grove" begins broadcasting on the BBC
  • Cubs Jerome Walton wins the NL Rookie of Year
  • Douglas Wilder wins election for Governor of Virginia, 1st African-American elected to the office in any state
  • Hong Kong's MTR Lam Tin Station comes into service
1989 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Can Yaman, Turkish actor (Erkenci Kuş), born in Istanbul, Turkey
  • Giancarlo Stanton, American MLB player (New York Yankees), born in Panorama City, California
Born in 1989

Famous Deaths

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

About November 8, 1989

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 6 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Scorpio

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: When I See You Smile - Bad English
  • UK #1 Song: All Around The World - Lisa Stansfield