What happened this day in history May 20, 1989

What are the important events that happened on May 20, 1989? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 20, 1989: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 20, 1989 is the 140th day of the year 1989 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 225 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 7, 1989 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 169,896 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectatetracontagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Half dollar every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $4,474.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Snake is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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May 20, 1989 Historical Events

  • 1989
    The Chinese authorities declare martial law in the face of pro-democracy demonstrations, setting the scene for the Tiananmen Square massacre.

Who died on May 20, 1989?

  • 1989
    Gilda Radner, American comedian and actress (b. 1946)
  • 1989
    John Hicks, English economist, Nobel laureate (b. 1904)

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