What Happened on November 5, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Threepenny Opera" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • 19th NYC Women's Marathon won by Ingrid Kristiansen 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
  • Elaine Crosby wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • French McLaren driver Alain Prost withdraws early in wet Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide but wins his 3rd World Formula 1 Drivers title; wins by 16 points from team mate Ayrton Senna
  • US plays El Salvador in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup

Famous Deaths

  • Barry Sadler, singer (Green Berets), murdered at 49 in Murfreesboro Tn
  • Vladimir Horovitz, Ukrainian/US pianist, dies at 85