January 1989 calendar

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

But much more happened on January 1989: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1989?


Events

  • 01 Jan 1989 Actress Kelly McGillis gets married
  • 02 Jan 1989 UCLA wins a record 7th consecutive bowl game.
  • 03 Jan 1989 Jim and Tammy Bakker return to TV (Oy Vey!)
  • 04 Jan 1989 US F-14s shoot down 2 Libyan jet fighters over Mediterranean
  • 05 Jan 1989 Baseball signs $400M with ESPN, showing 175 games in 1990
  • 07 Jan 1989 Akhito becomes Emperor of Japan
  • 08 Jan 1989 42nd Street closes at Winter Garden Theater in New York City, New York after 3,486 performances.
  • 09 Jan 1989 Pat Sajak Show premieres on CBS
  • 11 Jan 1989 140 nations agree to ban chemical weapons (poison gas, etc.).
  • 12 Jan 1989 6 claim to survive in rubble, 35 days after Armenian quake (hoax)
  • 13 Jan 1989 Computers across Britain hit by Friday the 13th virus
  • 14 Jan 1989 Romance / Romance closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 297 performances
  • 15 Jan 1989 Cerberal Palsy telethon raises US$22,600,000.
  • 16 Jan 1989 (to January 18) Race riots occur in Overtown, Miami, Florida.
  • 17 Jan 1989 Gunman opens fire in California schoolyard; 5 students slain, 30 wounded
  • 18 Jan 1989 Candace Thomas marries Steve Garvey
  • 19 Jan 1989 President Reagan pardons George Steinbrenner for illegal funds for Nixon.
  • 20 Jan 1989 Bush inaugurated as 41st President and Quayle becomes 44th vice President
  • 21 Jan 1989 A woman is assaulted and raped in room of an Okla football player
  • 22 Jan 1989 Super Bowl XXIII: San Francisco 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals, 20-16 in Miami; Most Valuable Player: Jerry Rice, San Francisco, Wide Receiver.
  • 23 Jan 1989 Challenge to "who is a Jew" law filed in Israeli Supreme Court.
  • 24 Jan 1989 1st reported case of AIDS transmitted by heterosexual oral sex
  • 25 Jan 1989 Augusto Alcalde, 1st South American Zen teacher, receives Dharma Transmission
  • 26 Jan 1989 Black & Blue opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 829 performances
  • 27 Jan 1989 Kevin Johnson (Phoenix) begins NBA free throw streak of 57 games
  • 28 Jan 1989 46th Golden Globes: Rain Man, Working Girl.
  • 29 Jan 1989 Dow jumps 38.06 recoups 508-pt loss since October 1987; index at 2,256.43
  • 30 Jan 1989 Joel Steinberg found guilty of 1st degree manslaughter of daughter

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Movies

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott

Country: United States of America

Dead Poets Society

Dead Poets Society

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles

Country: United States of America

Crimes and Misdemeanors

Crimes and Misdemeanors

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Martin Landau, Woody Allen, Bill Bernstein, Claire Bloom

Do the Right Thing

Do the Right Thing

Directed by: Spike Lee

Starring: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson

Country: United States of America

Kiki's Delivery Service

Kiki's Delivery Service

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Minami Takayama, Rei Sakuma, Kappei Yamaguchi

Country: United States of America