What happened this day in history December 22, 1989

What are the important events that happened on December 22, 1989? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

December 22, 1989: Facts & Myths About This Day

December 22, 1989 is the 356th day of the year 1989 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 9 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is December 9, 1989 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 175,080 hours 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 ‘trihectapentacontahexagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Penny every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $90.73. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Capricorn 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 22, 1989 Historical Events

  • 1989
    After a week of bloody demonstrations, Ion Iliescu takes over as president of Romania, ending Nicolae Ceauşescu’s Communist authoritarian regime.
  • 1989
    Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate re-opens after nearly 30 years, effectively ending the division of East and West Germany.

Who were born on December 22, 1989?

  • 1989
    Jharal Yow Yeh, professional rugby league player
  • 1989
    Jordin Sparks, American singer
  • 1989
    Logan Huffman, American actor

Who died on December 22, 1989?

  • 1989
    Samuel Beckett, Irish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)

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