What Happened on April 30, 1989

Historical Events

  • Chicago newspaper movie critics Gene Siskel & Roger Ebert film their 500th movie-review television show


Pope John Paul II beatifies Victoire Rasoamanarivo of Madagascar

  • US beats Costa Rica 1-0, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup

Event of Interest

World Wide Web (WWW) is first launched in the public domain by CERN scientist Tim Berners-Lee

1989 History

Famous Weddings

Robin Williams

Actor and comedian Robin Williams (37) weds nanny Marsha Garces at a private ceremony in Lake Tahoe, California

Famous Deaths

  • Guy Williams [Armando Joseph Catalano], American actor (Zorro, Lost in Space), dies of a brain aneurysm at 65
  • Sergio Leone, Italian director who invented spaghetti westerns (The Man with No Name trilogy), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • Yi Bangja, Crown Prince Euimin of Korea (1926-70), dies at 87

About April 30, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Like A Prayer - Madonna
  • UK #1 Song: Eternal Flame - Bangles