On This Day

What Happened on May 11, 1989

Historical Events

  • 217th & final episode of TV soap "Dynasty" is aired
  • France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Kenya announces worldwide ban on ivory to preserve its elephant herds
  • NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Montreal Canadians beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President George H. W. Bush orders nearly 2,000 troops to Panama

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush

Famous Birthdays

  • Cam Newton, American football quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2010, Auburn; NFL MVP 2015; Pro Bowl 2011, 13, 15; Carolina Panthers), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Giovani dos Santos, Mexican footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Jitka Snížková, Czech composer, music educator and musicologist, dies at 64
1989 Highlights

About May 11, 1989

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 8 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus