What Happened on May 9, 1989

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • "Saratina!" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 597 performances
  • Journalist petition Chinese government for freedom of press
  • NY Mets Kevin Elster, errors after 88 errorless games at shortstop
  • NY Mets Rick Cerone, errors after 159 errorless games as catcher
  • VP Quayle say in United Negro College Fund speech: "What a waste it is to lose one's mind" instead of "a mind is terrible thing to waste"

Famous Deaths

  • Keith Whitley, country singer (Don't Close Your Eyes), dies at 33
  • Paul J Steenbergen, actor (Ciske de Rat), dies at 82