What Happened on May 20, 1989

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 114th Preakness: Pat Valenzuela aboard Sunday Silence wins in 1:53.8
  • China declares martial law in Beijing

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Toonces The Cat takes the wheel on "Saturday Night Live"

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels
  • Walter McConnel, 57, is oldest to reach 27,000' Mt Everest top

Famous Deaths

  • Anton Diffring [Alfred Pollack], German character actor (Assignment Vienna), dies at 70
  • Gilda Radner, comedienne (SNL, Haunted Honeymoon), dies at 42
  • John R Hicks, English economist (Nobel 1972), dies