Historical Events on January 8, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "42nd Street" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 3,486 performances
  • "Starlight Express" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 761 performances
  • AFC Championship Game: Cincinnati Bengals beat Buffalo Bills 21-10
  • Beginning of Japanese Heisei era.
  • Boeing 737-400 crashes at Kegworth, England, 46 die
  • NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Chicago Bears 28-3
  • Soviet Union promises to eliminate stockpiles of chemical weapons