On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1989

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Premier

"Indiana Jones & Last Crusade", directed by Stephen Spielberg and produced by George Lucas premieres

Director Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
  • 33rd European Cup: Milan beats Steaua Bucuresti 4-0 at Barcelona
  • French war criminal Paul Touvier arrested in monastery in Nice

Event of interestEvent of Interest

NHL's NY Rangers fire GM & coach Phil Esposito

NHL Star Phil Esposito
NHL Star
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 releaseMusic Recording

Weird Al Yankovic records his UHF soundtrack

Parody Singer and Comedian Weird Al Yankovic
Parody Singer and Comedian
Weird Al Yankovic

Famous Birthdays

  • G-Eazy [Gerald Earl Gillum], American rapper (Me, Myself & I, No Limit), born in Oakland, California
  • Tara Correa-McMullen, American actress (Judging Amy), born in Westminster, Vermont (d. 2005)

Famous Deaths

  • Herwig Hensen [Flor Mielants], Flemish dramatist/poet, dies at 72
1989 Highlights

About May 24, 1989

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 8 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini