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

Historic Event

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


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? 32 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus