What Happened on May 23, 1989

Historical Events

  • 3rd American Comedy Award: Paula Poundstone

Cannes Film Festival

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)
  • Lindembergue Cardoso, Brazilian composer, and music educator (Brazilian Contemporary Music Ensemble), dies at 49
1989 Highlights

About May 23, 1989

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 8 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Forever Your Girl - Paula Abdul
  • UK #1 Song: Ferry 'Cross The Mersey - Christians, Holly Johnson, Paul McCartney, Gerry Marsden & Stock Aitken Waterman