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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 1989.
The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on May 1989: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1989?


Events

  • 01 May 1989 The Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park at Walt Disney World opens to the public. It covers 135 acres. Total construction costs were over US$500 million. Advertising and promotions for the opening cost US$30 million. Entrance prices are US$29 for adults, and US$23 for children aged 3-9.
  • 04 May 1989 US launches Magellan to Venus.
  • 05 May 1989 Mike Tyson gets 2nd speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany, New York
  • 06 May 1989 115th Kentucky Derby: Pat Valenzuela on Sunday Silence wins in 2:05.
  • 07 May 1989 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Crestar Golf Classic.
  • 08 May 1989 Paul McCartney releases My Brave Face andFerry Cross the Mersey
  • 09 May 1989 Saratina! closes at Cort Theater NYC after 597 performances
  • 10 May 1989 FC Barcelona wins 29th Europe Cup II.
  • 11 May 1989 217th and final episode of Dynasty is aired
  • 12 May 1989 Entertainment Tonight performs their 2,000th TV performance
  • 13 May 1989 Trinidad and Tobago ties US 1-1, in third round of 1990 world soccer cup.
  • 14 May 1989 Final TV episode of Family Ties airs
  • 15 May 1989 Chu Chem closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 44 performances
  • 16 May 1989 Soviet President Mikhail S Gorbachev and Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping end a 30-year rift when they formally meet in Beijing.
  • 17 May 1989 Nelson Mandela receives a BA from University of South Africa
  • 18 May 1989 Lisa Strawberry files for divorce from Darryl
  • 19 May 1989 Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) last appearance on Dallas
  • 20 May 1989 China declares martial law in Beijing
  • 21 May 1989 35th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez (her third LPGA championship).
  • 22 May 1989 Amid food riots and looting set off by inflation, Argentina declares a nationwide state of siege.
  • 23 May 1989 Cleveland loses and drop to 21-22, this is the latest a sub .500 team is in 1st place (AL East)
  • 24 May 1989 Indiana Jones & Last Crusade premieres
  • 25 May 1989 Stanley Cup: Calgary Flames beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2
  • 26 May 1989 At 7:42 AM, radio has a 30 2nd silence, honoring radio
  • 28 May 1989 Delta Burke (Designing Women) weds Gerald McRaney (Major Dad)
  • 29 May 1989 Student protesters in China construct a replica of Statue of Liberty
  • 30 May 1989 Tiananmen Square protests of 1989: the 33-foot high ''Goddess of Democracy'' statue is unveiled in Tiananmen Square by student demonstrators.
  • 31 May 1989 Rambling with Gambling 20,000th radio program on WOR-AM (NYC)

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Music charts

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Movies

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Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

Country: United States of America

Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Country: United States of America

Alien

Alien

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Country: United States of America

Once Upon a Time in America

Once Upon a Time in America

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Starring: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams

Country: United States of America

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in May 1989?
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Wordstruck by Robert MacNeil

Wordstruck

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MacNeil's autobiography re-creates the world of his youth and the experiences that were opened up to him through his love of words.

Billy Bathgate by E. L. Doctorow

Billy Bathgate

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To open this book is to enter the perilous, thrilling world of Billy Bathgate, the brazen boy who is accepted into the inner circle of the notorious Dutch Schultz gang.

The Night The Bear Ate Goombaw by Patrick F. McManus

The Night The Bear Ate Goombaw

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The Night the Bear Ate GoombawMore witty cautionary tales of outdoor life, by everybody's favorite expert on the subject, Patrick F.

A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving

A Prayer For Owen Meany

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I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice—not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the

Star by Danielle Steel

Star

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Young, innocent and strikingly beautiful Crystal Wyatt was an outcast, envied and resented by all but her devoted father, with whom she shared a deep love for their remote California ranch.