On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1989

Historical Events

  • Longest Cab Ride Ever: 14,000 miles costs $16,000!

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nelson Mandela receives a BA from University of South Africa

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela

Famous Deaths

  • Dan Alderson, American scientist (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) and sci-fi fandom figure, dies of diabetes at 47
1989 Highlights

About May 17, 1989

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 2 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus