On This Day

What Happened on April 5, 1989

Historical Events

Sports History

Los Angeles Dodger Orel Hershiser's consecutive scoreless streak of 59 innings ends

Television Debut

NBC's "Late Night With David Letterman" becomes 1st network TV show broadcast in Dolby Stereo

  • Poland grants legal status to trade union Solidarność (Solidarity)

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • María Cristina Gómez, Salvadoran teacher, literacy and civil rights activist, murdered at 46
1989 Highlights

About April 5, 1989

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 7 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries