On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 1989

Historical Events

Film Premiere

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

  • 33rd European Cup: Milan beats Steaua Bucuresti 4-0 at Barcelona
  • French war criminal Paul Touvier arrested in 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


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? 32 years, 7 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini