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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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Woman in the Dunes

Woman in the Dunes

Directed by: Hiroshi Teshigahara

Starring: Eiji Okada, Kyôko Kishida, Hiroko Itô, Kôji Mitsui

Country: United States of America

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Directed by: Michel Gondry

Starring: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Gerry Robert Byrne

Country: United States of America

Wheels of Destiny

Wheels of Destiny

Directed by: Alan James

Starring: Ken Maynard, Dorothy Dix, Philo McCullough, Frank Rice

Before Sunset

Before Sunset

Directed by: Richard Linklater

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Louise Lemoine Torrès

Country: United States of America

It Happened One Night

It Happened One Night

Directed by: Frank Capra

Starring: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in February 1989?
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Midnight by Dean R. Koontz

Midnight

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The Lyre Of Orpheus by Robertson Davies

The Lyre Of Orpheus

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A magnificent, new novel from a masterful writer--the conclusion to the trilogy that began with The Rebel Angels and continued in the bestselling What's Bred in the Bone.

A Bright Shining Lie by Neil Sheehan

A Bright Shining Lie

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ONE OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED BOOKS OF OUR TIME25th ANNIVERSARY EDITIONWhen he came to Vietnam in 1962, Lieutenant Colonel John Paul Vann was the one clear-sighted participant in an enterpirse riddled

Don'T Bend Over In The Garden, Granny, You Know Them Taters Got Eyes by Lewis Grizzard

Don'T Bend Over In The Garden, Granny, You Know Them Taters Got Eyes

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This time Lewis Grizzard has gone and done it--written a book about sex, as seen through his bespectacled, ironic squint. He tells us why Junior Leaguers don't do it in groups,

The Edge by Dick Francis

The Edge

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A high-class, transcontinental horse-racing junket should be an idyllic getaway for the super-rich.But one passenger on this train is a sociopath, a genius at blackmail and criminal corruption—and he plans to