What Happened on May 23, 1989

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 3rd American Comedy Award: Paula Poundstone

Event of interestEvent of Interest

42nd Cannes Film Festival: "Sex, Lies, and Videotape" directed by Steven Soderbergh wins the Palme d'Or

  • Angela Visser, 22, of Holland, crowned 38th Miss Universe
  • Cleve loses & drop to 21-22, this is the latest a sub .500 team is in 1st place (AL East)
  • Lincoln Square in Bronx named

Famous Deaths

  • Georgy Tovstonogov, Russian theatre director (b. 1915)