What happened this day in history August 23, 1989

What are the important events that happened on August 23, 1989? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 23, 1989: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 23, 1989 is the 235th day of the year 1989 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 130 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 10, 1989 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 10,330,560 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectatriacontapentagon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Cent every day starting at age 4, then by now that person has accumulated $112.54. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Snake is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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August 23, 1989 Historical Events

  • 1989
    1,645 Australian domestic airline pilots resign after the airlines threaten to fire them and sue them over a dispute.
  • 1989
    Singing Revolution: two million people from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania stand on the Vilnius-Tallinn road, holding hands (Baltic Way).

Who were born on August 23, 1989?

  • 1989
    Heiko Schwarz, German footballer

Who died on August 23, 1989?

  • 1989
    Mohammed Abed Elhai, Sudanese writer and academic (b. 1944)
  • 1989
    R. D. Laing, Scottish psychiatrist (b. 1927)

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