On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 1989

Historical Events

  • "Saratina!" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 597 performances
  • Journalist petition Chinese government for freedom of press
  • NY Mets Kevin Elster, errors after 88 errorless games at shortstop
  • NY Mets Rick Cerone, errors after 159 errorless games as catcher
  • VP Quayle says in United Negro College Fund speech: "What a waste it is to lose one's mind" instead of "a mind is terrible thing to waste"

Famous Deaths

  • Keith Whitley, American country music singer ("Don't Close Your Eyes"), dies of alcohol poisoning at 33
1989 Highlights

About May 9, 1989

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 8 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus