April 19, 1989 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Gun turret explodes on USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors
  • Republic Day in Sierra Leone
  • Violent assault and rape of jogger Trisha Meili in NYC's Central Park. Known as the Central Park jogger incident it became according to the NY Times "one of the most widely publicized crimes of the 1980s."

Deaths in History

  • Daphne Du Maurier, English writer (Rebecca, Jamaica Inn), dies at 82