On This Day

What Happened on May 12, 1989

Historical Events

  • "Entertainment Tonight" makes 2,000th TV performance
  • Last graffiti covered NYC subway car retired
  • Retired British pilot Jack Mann is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists

Famous Deaths

  • Joe Valdez Caballero, creator of hard taco, shell, dies at 81
  • Marcelle de Manziarly, French pianist and composer, dies at 89
1989 Highlights

About May 12, 1989

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus