On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 1989

Historical Events

  • 135 acre Disney's MGM studio theme park officially opens to public in Lake Buena Vista, Florida
  • American jockey Chris Antley's record 64-day consecutive winning streak ends when he fails with 5 mounts at Aqueduct, NY; streak includes 147 winners from 486 mounts
  • 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
1989 Highlights

About May 1, 1989

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Labour Day (India), May Day (Ireland, United Kingdom)

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus