February 1989 calendar

February 1989

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of February 1989?


  • 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
  • 26 Feb 1989 Lowest barometric pressure in the Netherlands
  • 27 Feb 1989 Venezuela is rocked by the Caracazo riots.
  • 28 Feb 1989 Memo by Brian Gumbel criticizing Today Show co-workers becomes public
  • 03 Feb 1989 After a stroke two weeks previously, South African President P. W. Botha resigns as leader of the National Party, but stays on as president for six more months.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in February 1989?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - When I'm With You
  2. - Straight Upyoutube
  3. - Lost In Your Eyes
  4. - Wild Thing
  5. - The Lover In Me

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart
  2. - Too Many Broken Hearts
  3. - Belfast Child
  4. - Like A Prayer
  5. - The Living Years


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in February 1989?

Blind Faith by Joe McGinniss

Blind Faith


The Marshalls were the American dream family in Tom's River New Jersey.

Storming Intrepid by Payne Harrison

Storming Intrepid


"A remarkable success... A literally out-of this-world chess match of nuclear proportions. "THE BALTIMORE SUNSWhat began as a routine space shuttle voyage carrying Star Wars technology turns into a terrifying nightmare.

A Bright Shining Lie by Neil Sheehan

A Bright Shining Lie


ONE OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED BOOKS IN OUR TIME25th ANNIVERSARY EDITIONLt Col John Paul Vann, who arrived in Vietnam in 1962 was the only clear-sighted participant in an enterpirse riddled with pitfalls.

Child Star by Shirley Temple Black

Child Star


Shirley Temple. Shirley Temple was a curly-haired moppet with a sassy smile that lit up the screen. Her irrepressible spirit won America's hearts.

Parting The Waters by Taylor Branch

Parting The Waters


Taylor Branch, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for America in the King Years, gives a brilliant account of the American civil right movement.