What Happened on May 31, 1989

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • "Rambling with Gambling" 20,000th radio program on WOR-AM (NYC)
  • 1st International Rock Awards
  • 1st presentation of rock 'n' roll Elvis awards
  • Speaker of US House of Representatives Jim Wright resigns

Famous Deaths

  • C L R James, cricket writer (distinguished Trinidadian), dies
  • Charles A Hufnagel, doc (artificial heart valve pioneer), dies at 72
  • Terry Drinkwater, CBS news correspondent, dies at 53 of cancer