On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1989

Historical Events

  • -21] Hurricane Hugo, kills 85 in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 41st Emmy Awards: "LA Law", "Cheers", Dana Delany & Candice Bergen win
  • Hurricane Hugo begins 4 day sweep through Caribbean, killing 62
  • NYC court of appeals overturns lower court decision & returns America's Cup back to US (from NZ)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jonathan McReynolds, American gospel musician (Make Room), born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Jay Stewart, American TV and Radio announcer (Let's Make a Deal), commits suicide at 71 by shooting himself in the carport of his home
1989 Highlights

About September 17, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 32 years and 8 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Girl I'm Gonna Miss You - Milli Vanilli
  • UK #1 Song: Ride On Time - Black Box