What Happened on November 5, 1989

Historical Events

NYC Women's Marathon

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

F1 World Champion

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

Music History

Revival of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weil's "Threepenny Opera" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, NYC; runs for 65 performances

  • US plays El Salvador in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
1989 History

Famous Deaths

  • Barry Sadler, American singer ("Ballad Of The Green Berets"), dies from complications of being shot 14 months earlier at 49
  • Vladimir Horowitz, Russian-American classical pianist (Variations on a Theme from Carmen), dies of a heart attack at 85

About November 5, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 33 years, 10 months and 29 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