On This Day

What Happened on May 31, 1989

Historical Events

  • "Rambling with Gambling" 20,000th radio program on WOR-AM (NYC)
  • 1st International Rock Awards
  • 1st presentation of rock 'n' roll Elvis awards
  • Speaker of US House of Representatives Jim Wright resigns

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Deaths

  • C L R James, cricket writer (distinguished Trinidadian), dies
  • Charles A Hufnagel, doc (artificial heart valve pioneer), dies at 72
  • Terry Drinkwater, American CBS news correspondent, dies at 53 of cancer
1989 Highlights

About May 31, 1989

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini