What happened this day in history December 16, 1989

What are the important events that happened on December 16, 1989? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

December 16, 1989: Facts & Myths About This Day

December 16, 1989 is the 350th day of the year 1989 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 15 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 3, 1989 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 629,769,600 seconds 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 ‘trihectapentacontagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Nickel every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $504.95. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx 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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December 16, 1989 Historical Events

  • 1989
    Protests break out in Timişoara in response to an attempt by the government to evict dissident Hungarian pastor László Tőkés.
  • 1989
    Walter LeRoy Moody begins his terrorist bombing streak when he sends Judge Robert Smith Vance a bomb in the mail, instantly killing him near his house in Birmingham, Alabama.

Who died on December 16, 1989?

  • 1989
    Óscar Alfredo Gálvez, Argentine racing driver (b. 1913)
  • 1989
    Aileen Pringle, American actress (b. 1895)
  • 1989
    Lee Van Cleef, American actor (b. 1925)
  • 1989
    Silvana Mangano, Italian actress (b. 1930)

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