On This Day

January 17, 1989 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • Gunman opens fire in California schoolyard; 5 students slain, 30 wounded
  • Murden & Metz are 1st women to reach South Pole overland (on skis)

Deaths in History

  • Sterling A Brown, American poet/critic (Southern Road), dies at 87
1989 in History