What Happened on October 15, 1989

Historical Events

Radio Premiere

American radio and television evangelist Billy Graham is given the 1,900th star on Hollywood Boulevard, the first clergyman to be granted a star

Historic Event

South African President F. W. de Klerk frees ANC Founder Walter Sisulu and four other political prisoners

Sports History

Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howe as NHL's all time top scorer

1989 Highlights

About October 15, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Miss You Much - Janet Jackson
  • UK #1 Song: That's What I Like - Jive Bunny and The Mastermixers