What Happened on May 24, 1989

Historical Events

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

"Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade", directed by Stephen Spielberg, starring Harrison Ford, and produced by George Lucas' Lucasfilms premieres

  • 33rd European Cup: Milan beats Steaua Bucuresti 4-0 at Barcelona
  • French Nazi war criminal Paul Touvier arrested at the Society of Saint Pius X monastery in Nice

Sports History

NHL's NY Rangers fire GM & coach Phil Esposito

  • NY Yankee hurler Lee Gutterman sets record of pitching 30-2/3 innings before giving up his 1st run of season
  • Sonia Sutcliffe, wife of the Yorkshire Ripper, is awarded £600,000 in damages after winning a libel action against satirical magazine Private Eye (later reduced to £60,000 on appeal).

Music Recording

Weird Al Yankovic records three tracks for his UHF soundtrack

1989 History

Famous Birthdays

G-Eazy (34 years old)

American rapper ("Me, Myself & I"; "No Limit"), born in Oakland, California

  • Tara Correa-McMullen, American actress (Judging Amy), born in Westminster, Vermont (d. 2005)
Born in 1989

Famous Deaths

  • Herwig Hensen [Flor Mielants], Flemish dramatist and poet, dies at 72

About May 24, 1989

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 34 years, 4 months and 1 day
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