On This Day

What Happened on April 30, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Critics Siskel & Ebert film their 500th TV movie-review show

BeatificationBeatification

Pope John Paul II beatifies Victoire Rasoamanarivo of Madagascar

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • US beats Costa Rica 1-0, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Computer Scientist Tim Berners-Lee
Computer Scientist
Tim Berners-Lee

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

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

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams

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, Bang-ja, Crown Princess of Korea (b. 1901)