What Happened on June 2, 1989

Day of the Week: Friday

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
  • 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

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