On This Day

What Happened on June 2, 1989

Historical Events

Film Premier

"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

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

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 a'Beckett, cricketer (4 Tests 1928-32), dies
1989 Highlights

About June 2, 1989

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini