On This Day

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 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
1989 Highlights

About November 8, 1989

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 11 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Scorpio