What Happened on May 31, 1889

Historical Events

  • Johnstown Flood; 2,209 die in Johnston, Pennsylvania when the South Fork Dam, located on the Little Conemaugh River fails

Famous Birthdays

  • Athene Seyler, British actress (Make Mine Mink), born in London, England (d. 1990)
Born in 1889

Famous Weddings

Ignacy Jan Paderewski

Polish pianist, and politician Ignacy Jan Paderewski (38) weds Polish baroness, social activist, and humanitaran Helena Maria von Rosen (32) in Warsaw, Russian Empire, until hear death in 1934

1889 Highlights

About May 31, 1889

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 133 years, 9 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini