On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1990

Historical Events

  • "60 Minutes" commentator Andy Rooney suspended by CBS for racial remarks attributed to him by a gay magazine
  • David Hares "Racing Demon" premieres in London

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestBethany Hamilton

Bethany Hamilton, Pro-surfer (Soul Surfer), born in Lihue Hawaii

Professional Surfer Bethany Hamilton
Professional Surfer
Bethany Hamilton
  • Klay Thompson, American basketball guard (3-time NBA champion GS Warriors 2015, 17, 18, Olympic gold 2016), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Del Shannon [Charles Westover], American rock musician and songwriter (Runaway), commits suicide at 55
  • George de Mestral, Swiss engineer (invented Velcro), dies at 83
1990 Highlights

About February 8, 1990

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 8 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius