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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in February 1989.
The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on February 1989: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1989?


Events

  • 01 Feb 1989 Princess Diane of England visits New York City
  • 03 Feb 1989 Bill White named NL President; 1st black major-league sports head
  • 04 Feb 1989 Dean Jones scores 216 versus West Indies at the Adelaide Oval.
  • 05 Feb 1989 Kareem Abdul-Jabar becomes first NBA player to score 38,000 points.
  • 06 Feb 1989 Lech Walesa begins negotiating with the Polish government.
  • 07 Feb 1989 The Los Angeles, California, City Council bans the sale or possession of semiautomatic weapons.
  • 08 Feb 1989 5 cm of snow falls in outskirts of Los Angeles
  • 09 Feb 1989 Kevin Johnson (Phoenix Suns) ends NBA free throw streak of 57 games.
  • 10 Feb 1989 Minor League Football System opens organizational meeting, Saint Louis, Missouri.
  • 11 Feb 1989 George O'Hanlon, American actor/director (Bop Girl, Zamba), dies at age 71 (born 1912).
  • 12 Feb 1989 5 Pakistani Moslem rioters killed protesting Satanic Verses novel
  • 13 Feb 1989 Salvadoran army attacks Encuentros hospital, rapes, kills patients
  • 14 Feb 1989 Boxer Mike Tyson divorces actress Robin Givens
  • 15 Feb 1989 Soviet military occupation of Afgh nist n ends
  • 16 Feb 1989 Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden separate after 16 years of marriage
  • 17 Feb 1989 Former baseball player / manager Leo Durocher injured in a car crash
  • 18 Feb 1989 Sherri Turner wins LPGA Orix Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open / Itoki Pro-Am
  • 19 Feb 1989 Legs Diamond closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 64 performances
  • 20 Feb 1989 Members of 1949 Oklahoma football team cancel an April reunion because of the deplorable conduct of Oklahoma players.
  • 21 Feb 1989 US capture record 820 lbs of heroin ($1 B street value)[dup]
  • 22 Feb 1989 Fins ministry of Public health installs sex vacation to thwart stress
  • 23 Feb 1989 After protracted testimony, the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee rejects, 11-9, President Bush's nomination of John Tower for Secretary of Defense.
  • 24 Feb 1989 US Boeing 747 loses parts of roof over Pacific, 9 die
  • 25 Feb 1989 Lowest baramotric pressure in the Netherlands (956.7 mbar at De Bilt)
  • 26 Feb 1989 Lowest barometric pressure in the Netherlands (95.5 hPa)
  • 27 Feb 1989 Venezuela is rocked by the Caracazo riots.
  • 28 Feb 1989 Memo by Brian Gumbel criticizing Today Show co-workers becomes public

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Music charts

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Movies

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The 'Burbs

The 'Burbs

Release year: 1989

Directed by: Joe Dante

Starring: Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman

Country: United States of America

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Release year: 1989

Directed by: Stephen Herek

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, Terry Camilleri

Country: United States of America

Je suis le seigneur du château

Je suis le seigneur du château

Release year: 1989

Directed by: Régis Wargnier

Starring: Jean Rochefort, Dominique Blanc, Régis Arpin, David Behar

True Believer

True Believer

Release year: 1989

Directed by: Joseph Ruben

Starring: James Woods, Robert Downey Jr., Margaret Colin, Yuji Okumoto

Books

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Alaska by James A. Michener

Alaska

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In this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier, James A. Michener guides us through Alaska’s fierce terrain and history, from the long-forgotten past to the bustling present.

One by Richard Bach

One

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I gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth it?

Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Love In The Time Of Cholera

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In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic.

Storming Intrepid by Payne Harrison

Storming Intrepid

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"A stunning success...A literally out-of-this-world chess game of nuclear proportions."THE BALTIMORE SUNWhat begins as a routine voyage of a space shuttle carrying Star Wars technology, turns into a harrowing nightmare in

Chronicle Of The 20Th Century by Clifton Daniel

Chronicle Of The 20Th Century

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There's never been anything like it. Imagine being able to sweep your eyes over the incredible riches and excitement of our century as reported in the important" News of the Day"