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.

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Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Major League

Major League

Release year: 1989

Directed by: David S. Ward

Starring: Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen, Margaret Whitton

Country: United States of America

How to Get Ahead in Advertising

How to Get Ahead in Advertising

Release year: 1989

Directed by: Bruce Robinson

Starring: Richard E. Grant, Rachel Ward, Richard Wilson, Jacqueline Tong


Which were the most popular books released in March 1989?
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The Blooding by Joseph Wambaugh

The Blooding


Fifteen-year-old Lynda Mann's savagely raped and strangled body is found along a shady footpath near the English village of Narborough. Though a massive 150-man dragnet is launched, the case remains unsolved. Three

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


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,

Blind Faith by Joe McGinniss

Blind Faith


The Marshalls were the model family of Tom’s River, New Jersey, living the American dream of all that money could buy.

The Fortune by Michael Korda

The Fortune


Twenty-four-year-old Alexa Walden secretly married 64-year-old millionaire Arthur Bannerman. And after his death, Alexa finds herself tainted with scandal and pitted against the powerful and privileged world of the New York

Intellectuals by Paul Johnson



A fascinating portrait of the minds that have shaped the modern world. In an intriguing series of case studies, Rousseau, Shelley, Marx, Ibsen, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Bertrand Russell, Brecht, Sartre, Edmund Wilson,