On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 1989

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Premier

"Do the Right Thing", directed by Spike Lee, starring Danny Aiello and Ossie Davis premieres at the Cannes Film Festival

Director Spike Lee
Spike Lee
  • Dow Jones Avg passes 2,500 mark for 1st time, closes at 2,501.1
  • Sue Ellen's (Linda Gray) last appearance on TV soap "Dallas"

Famous Deaths

  • Abel Herzberg, Russian-Dutch Jewish lawyer (Eichmann in Jerusalem), dies at 95
  • CLR James, West Indian writer and journalist (b. 1901)
  • Robert Webber, American actor (12 Angry Men, Moonlighting, 79 Park Avenue), dies of Lou Gehrig's disease at 64
1989 Highlights

About May 19, 1989

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 6 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus