What Happened on November 16, 1989

Historical Events

  • "Gypsy" opens at St James Theater NYC for 477 performances
  • Six Jesuit priests including Ignacio Ellacuría and two others are assassinated killed by Salvadoran army - one of the most notorious acts of the Salvadoran civil war

Event of Interest

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

  • UNESCO adopts the Seville Statement on Violence at the twenty-fifth session of its General Conference.
1989 History

Famous Deaths

  • Ignacio Ellacuría, Spanish-Salvadoran Jesuit priest, philosopher and human rights activist, assassinated during the Salvadoran Civil War at 59 [1]
  • Jean-Claude Malépart, Quebec politician (b. 1938)

About November 16, 1989

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 10 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Scorpio

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: When I See You Smile - Bad English
  • UK #1 Song: All Around The World - Lisa Stansfield