On This Day

What Happened on May 4, 1989

Historical Events

  • Junior Felix of Toronto Blue Jays becomes 53rd MLB player to hit HR on 1st at bat
  • NASA launches Magellan probe to Venus from Space Shuttle Atlantis
  • NASA launches space shuttle Atlantis (STS-30) from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Famous Birthdays

  • Rory McIlroy, Irish golfer (US Open 2011, British Open 2014, PGA C'ship 2012, 14; FedEx Cup 2016, 19), born in Holywood, Northern Ireland

Famous Deaths

  • Evelle Jansen Younger, American prosecutor (Charles Manson; Sirhan Sirhan), dies at 70
1989 Highlights

About May 4, 1989

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 6 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus