The 17th of November, 1989, fell on a Friday. Day 321 of 1989. Decade: 1980s.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 17th of November, 1989:
The Velvet Revolution begins as popular demonstrations take place against the one-party Communist regime in Czechoslovakia.
Disney's movie The Little Mermaid (1989) is released.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 17th of November, 1989:
United States: When I See You Smile - Bad English
United Kingdom: All Around The World - Lisa Stansfield
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Harlem Nights" 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 17th of November, 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 Velvet Revolution
Popular demonstrations are held against the one-party Communist regime in Czechoslovakia. These demonstrations eventually lead to the end of 41 years of one-party rule in Czechoslovakia.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of November:
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
Family Matters - Sitcom starring Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Otis Winslow.
Saved by the Bell - Comedy series about a group of friends in high school.
Seinfeld - Comedy sitcom starring Jerry Seinfeld.
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.
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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 17th of November, 1989.
10,896 days have passed since this date.
941,410,800 seconds have passed since the 17th of November, 1989.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,098,312,600 times.
Since the 17th of November, 1989, earth has travelled approximately 485,767,972,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 156,901,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 80,961,329 steps. That's about 35,983 miles!
Since this date, 11,296,930 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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