On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 1989

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "Chu Chem" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 44 performances
  • Blue Jays fire manager Jimy Williams & replace him with Cito Gaston
  • Maxwell House coffee runs ads during "Roe vs Wade" movie despite threat of boycott by right-to-lifers
  • Soviet President Gorbachev in Beijing for 1st Sino-Soviet summit in 30 yrs
  • US Basketball League cancels its summer schedule

Famous Deaths

  • Johnny Green, American singer (Body and Soul) and film score composer who won 5 Academy Awards, dies at 80