On This Day

What Happened on September 19, 1989

Historical Events

Television Debut

"Doogie Howser, M.D.", starring Neil Patrick Harris as a teenage physician, debuts on ABC

Album Release

"Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814" 4th studio album by Janet Jackson is released (Grammy Award Best Long Form Music Video 1990, Billboard Album of the Year 1990)

  • Appeals court restores America's Cup to US after NY Supreme Court gave it to NZ (NZ protested US's use of a catamaran)
  • Chase Manhattan Discovery Center at Brooklyn Botanic Garden opens
  • French DC-10 crashes near Niger, 171 die

Famous Deaths

  • Guido de Moor, actor (Flanagan, Because of the Cats), dies
  • Willie Steele, American Olympic gold medalist (b. 1923)
1989 Highlights

About September 19, 1989

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 10 months and 21 days
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