What Happened on May 16, 1989

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev and Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping meet in Beijing and formally end a 30-year rift

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
Paramount Leader of China Deng Xiaoping
Paramount Leader of China
Deng Xiaoping

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

MLB player Moises Alou (22) weds Austria Melo

MLB Outfielder Moises Alou
MLB Outfielder
Moises Alou

Famous Deaths

  • Hassan Khaled, sheik of Lebanon, murdered