What Happened on November 16, 1989

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Gypsy" opens at St James Theater NYC for 477 performances
  • 6 Jesuit priests are killed by El Salvadorian troops
  • South Africa president FW de Klerk announces scrapping of Separate Amenities Act
  • UNESCO adopts the Seville Statement on Violence at the twenty-fifth session of its General Conference.

Famous Deaths

  • Jean-Claude Mal├ępart, Quebec politician (b. 1938)