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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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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Release year: 1989

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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

Country: United States of America

Dead Poets Society

Dead Poets Society

Release year: 1989

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles

Country: United States of America

Do the Right Thing

Do the Right Thing

Release year: 1989

Directed by: Spike Lee

Starring: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson

Country: United States of America

Mystery Train

Mystery Train

Release year: 1989

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Masatoshi Nagase, Yûki Kudô, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Cinqué Lee

Country: United States of America

Sweetie

Sweetie

Release year: 1989

Directed by: Jane Campion

Starring: Geneviève Lemon, Karen Colston, Tom Lycos, Jon Darling

Books

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About Face by David H. Hackworth and Julie Sherman

About Face

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Called “everything a twentieth century war memoir could possibly be” by The New York Times, this national bestseller by Colonel David H.

The Edge by Dick Francis

The Edge

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A high-class, transcontinental horse-racing junket should be an idyllic getaway for the super-rich.But one passenger on this train is a sociopath, a genius at blackmail and criminal corruption—and he plans to

Gracie by George Burns

Gracie

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"SAY GOODNIGHT, GRACIE..." With those now familiar words, George Burns and Gracie Allen bid farewell to devoted audiences at the end of each of their broadcasts throughout the Golden Age of

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten

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Twenty-five years ago, Robert Fulghum published a simple credo—a credo that became the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.

Killshot by Elmore Leonard

Killshot

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“[Leonard has] written so many first-rate crime stories that it would be fatuous to say Killshot is his best, but it probably is anyway.”—NewsweekThe