May 24, 1989 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • French war criminal Paul Touvier arrested in monastery in Nice
  • Sonia Sutcliffe, wife of the Yorkshire Ripper, is awarded £600,000 in damages after winning a libel action against satyrical magazine Private Eye (later reduced to £60,000 on appeal) .

Deaths in History

  • Herwig Hensen [Flor Mielants], Flemish dramatist/poet, dies at 72