What Happened on June 2, 1989

Historical Events

Film Premiere

"Dead Poets Society" film starring Robin Williams premieres

Goddess of Democracy

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

  • 14 year old Scott Isaacs spells spoliator to win 1989 Spelling Bee
  • Cincinnati Red Eric Davis hits for cycle
1989 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Freddy Adu, Ghanaian-American footballer
  • Steve Smith, Australian cricket batsman and captain (HS 239; NSW CA), born in Sydney, Australia
Born in 1989

Famous Weddings

James Woods

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

  • Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman (52) weds Mandy Smith (18); divorced in 1993

Famous Deaths

  • Dick Mayer, American golfer (US Open 1957), dies from alcoholism complications at 64
  • Ted à Beckett, Australian cricket fast bowler (4 Tests, 3 wickets; Victoria), dies at 81

About June 2, 1989

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 11 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Rock On (From "Dream A Little Dream") - Michael Damian
  • UK #1 Song: Ferry 'Cross The Mersey - Christians, Holly Johnson, Paul McCartney, Gerry Marsden & Stock Aitken Waterman