What Happened on May 19, 1989

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"Do the Right Thing", directed by Spike Lee, starring Danny Aiello and Ossie Davis premieres at the Cannes Film Festival

Director Spike Lee
Director
Spike Lee
  • Dow Jones Avg passes 2,500 mark for 1st time, closes at 2,501.1
  • Sue Ellen's (Linda Gray) last appearance on TV soap "Dallas"

Famous Deaths

  • Able J Herzberg, Russ/Neth lawyer (Eichmann in Jerusalem), dies
  • CLR James, West Indian writer and journalist (b. 1901)
  • E Galgoczi, writer, dies
  • Robert Webber, actor (Alex-Moonlighting), dies of ALS at 64