March 1989 calendar

March 1989

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in March 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 March 1989: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 1989?


  • 01 Mar 1989 Julianne Philips and Bruce Springsteen divorce
  • 02 Mar 1989 12 European nations agree to ban chlorofluorocarbon production by 2000
  • 03 Mar 1989 Robert McFarlane gets $20,000 fine, two years probation for Iran-Contra.
  • 04 Mar 1989 Eastern Airlines machinists strike
  • 05 Mar 1989 19th Easter Seal Telethon raises US$37,002,000.
  • 07 Mar 1989 Partial eclipse of the Sun (Hawaii, North West North America, Greenland).
  • 08 Mar 1989 Heidi Chronicles opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 621 performances
  • 09 Mar 1989 Roger Kingdom runs world record 60 metre hurdles indoor (7.36 seconds).
  • 12 Mar 1989 Two cyanide-contaminated Chilean grapes found (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA).
  • 13 Mar 1989 27th shuttle, Discovery 8, launched, 1st woman to do the countdown
  • 14 Mar 1989 Stack's auctions a $1000 US Treasury note for US$100,000, a record price for paper money.
  • 15 Mar 1989 Les Miserables, opens at Royal Alexandra Theatre Toronto
  • 16 Mar 1989 The Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union approves agricultural reforms allowing farmers the right to lease state-owned farms for life.
  • 17 Mar 1989 Chu Chem opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 44 performances
  • 18 Mar 1989 Largest Art robbery in the history (Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston), where 12 paintings valued at $100 million are stolen
  • 19 Mar 1989 Boeing B-22 Osprey VTOL aircraft makes maiden flight
  • 20 Mar 1989 Baseball announces Reds manager Pete Rose is under investigation
  • 21 Mar 1989 First sea test of Trident 2 missile self-destructs, Cape Canaveral.
  • 22 Mar 1989 US Supreme Court upholds one person one vote rule of New York City, New York Board of Estimate.
  • 23 Mar 1989 2 Utah scientists claim they have produced fusion at room temperature
  • 24 Mar 1989 Mary Martin in Peter Pan, 1st seen on TV since 1973
  • 26 Mar 1989 1st free elections in the USSR; 190 M votes cast; Boris Yeltsin wins
  • 27 Mar 1989 1st half-black soap opera, Generations, premieres on NBC-TV
  • 29 Mar 1989 61st Academy Awards - Rainman, Dustin Hoffman and Jodie Foster win
  • 31 Mar 1989 Donald Trump purchases Eastern Airlines' Northeast Shuttle.
  • 12 Mar 1989 Sir Tim Berners-Lee submits his proposal to CERN for an information management system, which subsequently develops into the World Wide Web.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Lost In Your Eyes
  2. - The Living Years
  3. - Eternal Flame
  4. - The Lover In Me
  5. - Girl You Know It's True

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Too Many Broken Hearts
  2. - Eternal Flame
  3. - Like A Prayer
  4. - Help!
  5. - If You Don't Know Me By Now


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in March 1989?

Gracie by George Burns



"SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE ..." George Burns, Gracie Allen said goodbye to their loyal audiences at each broadcast throughout the Golden Age.

Black Sand by William J. Caunitz

Black Sand


The novel opens with a massacre at a Greek beach resort. This atrocity sets off a deadly fight to recover an ancient artifact stolen from Greece.

Second Chances by Judith S. Wallerstein and Sandra Blakeslee

Second Chances


Men, women, and children a decade after divorce: Who wins, who loses, and why

The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

The Satanic Verses


The Satanic Verses, one of the most controversial and highly acclaimed novels ever published, is Salman Rushdie’s most well-known and inspiring book.

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


Lewis Grizzard is back with a book on sex. He has written it through his ironic, bespectacled eyes. He explains why Junior Leaguers do not perform it in groups.