May 16, 1989 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History


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

Deaths in History

  • Hassan Khaled, sheik of Lebanon, murdered