On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1989

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 135 acre Disney's MGM studio officially opens to public
  • American jockey Chris Antley ends record of 64 consecutive winning days
  • Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins: US Supreme Court rules employers have legal burden to prove non- discriminatory reasons for not hiring or promoting

Famous Deaths

  • David Webster, South African white anti-apartheids activist, murdered
  • Douglass Watson, American actor (Satan Murders, Another World), dies at 68
  • Marion Mack, actress (General), dies
  • Sally Kirkland, American fashion editor (Vogue magazine) and manager (Lord & Taylor), dies at 76