The 24th of May, 1989, fell on a Wednesday. Day 144 of 1989. Decade: 1980s.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 24th of May, 1989:
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) is released in movie theaters.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 24th of May, 1989:
United States: Forever Your Girl - Paula Abdul
United Kingdom: Ferry Cross The Mersey - Various (Hillsborough Disaster Appeal)
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "See No Evil, Hear No Evil" was at the top of the box office on this date.
News Topics, Fads & Culture
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 24th of May, 1989.
Late 1980s fashion.
During this period, the mini skirt became extremely popular. Shoulder pads became increasingly smaller. Popular clothing included reversible inside-out coats, bright-colored shoes with thin heels, berets, lacy gloves, rugby sweatshirts, sweater dresses, jumpsuits, capri leggings, bike shorts and skirts worn with leggings. Colors included neon hues, plum, gold, and bright wines.
Mikhail Gorbachev was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1989 after overseeing the Soviet Union's first free elections.
1989 in movies.
Movies released in 1989 included Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Batman, Back to the Future Part II, Look Who's Talking, Dead Poets Society, Lethal Weapon 2, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Ghostbusters II, The Little Mermaid, Uncle Buck and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.
1989 in music.
Popular music artists in 1989 included Def Leppard, Paula Abdul, Bon Jovi, Tone L?c, Debbie Gibson, Milli Vanilli, Rod Stewart, Roxette, The Bangles, Fine Young Cannibals, Madonna, Jody Watley, Donny Osmond, Bette Midler, Simply Red, Martika, Love and Rockets, Gloria Estefan, New Kids on the Block, Cher, Janet Jackson, Bad English, Billy Joel, Phil Collins and Soul II Soul.
The 1989 Eurovision song contest is held in Lausanne, Switzerland. Yugoslavia win the contest with the song "Rock Me" by Riva.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 24th of May:
24th of May, 2010: The last episode of the television show "Law & Order" is aired. The series had been running for nearly 20 years.
24th of May, 2019: British Prime Minister Theresa May announces that she will resign as leader of the Conservative Party.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
Quantum Leap - TV show about a scientist that finds himself inside the body of a different person each week.
Roseanne - Comedy TV show about a working class family called the Conners.
The Wonder Years - A TV show that was set in the late sixties.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Animated series about a team of four teenage turtles.
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean?Luc Picard.
Full House - Sitcom about a widowed man who looks after his three daughters.
21 Jump Street - TV series starring Johnny Depp.
Married... with Children - Comedy series starring Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy.
Matlock - Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.
ALF - About an alien called ALF.
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Super Mario Land - Released for the Game Boy.
SimCity - A city-building game that was released for the Macintosh computer.
Mega Man 2 - Second installment in the Mega Man series. Released on the NES.
Super Mario Bros. 3 - Platform video game that was published on the Nintendo Entertainment System.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 24th of May, 1989.
11,152 days have passed since this date.
963,536,400 seconds have passed since the 24th of May, 1989.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,124,125,800 times.
Since the 24th of May, 1989, earth has travelled approximately 497,184,782,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 160,589,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 82,864,130 steps. That's about 36,829 miles!
Since this date, 11,562,437 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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