What happened this day in history February 8, 1989

What are the important events that happened on February 8, 1989? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

February 8, 1989: Facts & Myths About This Day

February 8, 1989 is the 39th day of the year 1989 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 326 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 26, 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, 10,048,320 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 ‘triacontaenneagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Cent every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $104.10. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone 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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February 8, 1989 Historical Events

  • 1989
    An Independent Air Boeing 707 crashes into Santa Maria mountain in the Azores, killing 144.

Who were born on February 8, 1989?

  • 1989
    Courtney Vandersloot, American basketball player
  • 1989
    Dani Harmer, English actress
  • 1989
    JaJuan Johnson, American basketball player
  • 1989
    Zac Guildford, New Zealand rugby player

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