On This Day

What Happened on November 16, 1989

Historical Events

  • "Gypsy" opens at St James Theater NYC for 477 performances
  • 6 Jesuit priests are killed by El Salvadorian troops

Event of interestEvent of Interest

South African President F. W. de Klerk announces scrapping of Separate Amenities Act

South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
  • UNESCO adopts the Seville Statement on Violence at the twenty-fifth session of its General Conference.

Famous Deaths

  • Jean-Claude Mal├ępart, Quebec politician (b. 1938)
1989 Highlights

About November 16, 1989

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 30 years, 10 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Scorpio