What happened this day in history May 6, 1989

What are the important events that happened on May 6, 1989? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 6, 1989: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 6, 1989 is the 126th day of the year 1989 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 239 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 23, 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, 10,173,600 minutes 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 ‘hectaicosahexagon’ day.

If a person born on this day saved a Nickel every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $586.45. (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 6, 1989 Historical Events

  • 1989
    Cedar Point opens Magnum XL-200, the first roller coaster to break the 200 ft height barrier, therefore spawning what is considered to be the “coaster wars”.

Who were born on May 6, 1989?

  • 1989
    Dominika Cibulková, Slovakian tennis player

Who died on May 6, 1989?

  • 1989
    Earl Blaik, former American football coach (b. 1897)

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