What Happened on May 31, 1989

Historical Events

  • "Rambling with Gambling" 20,000th radio program on WOR-AM (NYC)
  • 1st International Rock Awards in the US
  • Speaker of US House of Representatives Jim Wright resigns
1989 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Marco Reus, German football player (Borussia Dortmund, German national team), born in Dortmund, West Germany
Born in 1989

Famous Deaths

  • C. L. R. James [Cyril Lionel Robert James], Trinidadian historian (The Black Jacobins), journalist, intellectual and socialist, dies at 88 [1]
  • Charles A. Hufnagel, American surgeon (artificial heart valve pioneer), dies at 72
  • Terry Drinkwater, American CBS news correspondent, dies at 53 of cancer

About May 31, 1989

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 10 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Rock On (From "Dream A Little Dream") - Michael Damian
  • UK #1 Song: Ferry 'Cross The Mersey - Christians, Holly Johnson, Paul McCartney, Gerry Marsden & Stock Aitken Waterman