On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 1989

Historical Events

Television Debut

"Seinfield" (originally titled The Seinfeld Chronicles" screens its pilot episode starring Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michael Richards on NBC

Baseball Record

Barry Bonds homers in Pittsburgh's 6-4 loss vs SF Giants, joining father Bobby Bonds as MLB father-son HR record holders (408)

Music History

Rod Stewart hits his head while on stage and knocks himself out


Famous Birthdays

  • Joseph King, American musician (Canvas)

Famous Deaths

  • Ernesto Halffter, Spanish classical and film score composer (Rapsodia portuguesa; is Don Quixote de la Mancha), and conductor, dies at 84
1989 Highlights

About July 5, 1989

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 4 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer