On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 1989

Historical Events

  • "Threepenny Opera" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • 19th NYC Women's Marathon won by Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway in 2:25:30
  • 20th NYC Marathon won by Juma Ikangaa in 2:08:01
  • Browns' Bernie Kosar sets club record of 16 cons pass completions

Event of interestEvent of Interest

French McLaren driver Alain Prost withdraws early in wet Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide but wins his 3rd Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; wins by 16 points from teammate Ayrton Senna

Formula 1 Driver Ayrton Senna
Formula 1 Driver
Ayrton Senna
Formula 1 Racing Driver Alain Prost
Formula 1 Racing Driver
Alain Prost
  • US plays El Salvador in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup

Famous Deaths

  • Barry Sadler, American singer ("Ballad Of The Green Berets"), dies from complications of being shot at 49
  • Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-American classical pianist (Variations on a Theme from Carmen), dies of a heart attack at 85
1989 Highlights

About November 5, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 31 years, 10 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Scorpio