On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1989

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

David Letterman becomes 1st network TV series to use dolby stereo

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman

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Orel Hershiser consecutive scoreless streak of 59 innings ends

Baseball Pitcher Orel Hershiser
Baseball Pitcher
Orel Hershiser
  • Solidarity grants legal status in Poland

Famous Birthdays

  • Lily James [Lily Thomson], English actress (Cinderella), born in Esher, England

Famous Deaths

  • María Cristina Gómez, Salvadoran Teacher (b. 1938)
1989 Highlights

About April 5, 1989

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 7 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries