On This Day

What Happened on June 2, 1989

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"Dead Poets Society" film starring Robin Williams premieres

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams

ChinaGoddess of Democracy

10,000 Chinese soldiers are blocked by 100,000 citizens in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, protecting students demonstrating for democracy

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Hundreds of thousands of Chinese protest around a 10-meter replica of the Statue of Liberty they called the Goddess of Democracy
Hundreds of thousands of Chinese protest around a 10-meter replica of the Statue of Liberty they called the Goddess of Democracy
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  • 14 year old Scott Isaacs spells spoliator to win 1989 Spelling Bee
  • Cincinnati Red Eric Davis hits for cycle

Famous Birthdays

  • Freddy Adu, Ghanaian-American footballer
  • Steve Smith, Australian cricket batsman (Test batting rating of 947, 2nd-highest of all time), born in Sydney, NSW

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Actor James Woods (42) weds horse trainer Sarah Owen (26) in Beverly Hills, California

  • Rolling Stones Bill Wyman marries Mandy Smith

Famous Deaths

  • Dick Mayer, American golfer (US Open 1957), dies from alcoholism complications at 64
  • Ted a'Beckett, cricketer (4 Tests 1928-32), dies
1989 Highlights

About June 2, 1989

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 6 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini