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January 6th, 1989.

January 6th, 1989, was a Friday. It was day 6 of 1989. The decade was the 1980s.

32 years, 9 months and 18 days have passed since January 6th, 1989.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Born on January 6th, 1989.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 6th, 1989.

  • United States: Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison
  • United Kingdom: Especially For You - Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan
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A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1989. Take a trip back to the days of Tina Turner, the Bangles, Guns N' Roses and Fine Young Cannibals.
Rain Man

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Rain Man" was at the top of the box office on January 6th, 1989.

Take me back to January 6th, 1989!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 6th, 1989 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

People are starting to return back to work and school after the Christmas holidays. In America, the song Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Especially For You by Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan is the number one hit song.

Ronald Reagan is currently the President of the United States and the movie Rain Man is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Margaret Thatcher is the current Prime Minister. In fashion, women are currently wearing sweater dresses, short skirts, small shoulder pads, animal print, long full wool coats and bulky sweaters. Meanwhile, men are wearing tracksuits, sweatshirts, Nike Air Jordan shoes and denim.

It's 1989, so the airwaves are being dominated by music artists such as Madonna, The Bangles, Phil Collins, Roxette, Milli Vanilli and The B-52s. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Sugar Ray Robinson, Ruhollah Khomeini, Mel Blanc and Rebecca Schaeffer would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Family Ties", "Cheers", "ThunderCats" and "In the Heat of the Night".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar", "Maniac Mansion " and "Altered Beast". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Danger Mouse", "Pingu" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Easy-Bake Oven, Pogo ball / Lolo ball, Mr Frosty and Sylvanian Families.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on January 6th, 1989.

  • 1989 in music.

    1989 in music.

    Popular music artists in 1989 included Def Leppard, Paula Abdul, Bon Jovi, Tone Lōc, 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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1989?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1989?

    In 1989, the best NBA players were Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Akeem Olajuwon, Charles Barkley, Karl Malone, Tom Chambers, Chris Mullin, Patrick Ewing, John Stockton, Kevin Johnson, Dominique Wilkins, Terry Cummings, Robert Parish, Dale Ellis and Mark Price.

  • 1989 in movies.

    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.

  • Who were the best football players in 1989?

    Who were the best football players in 1989?

    In 1989, the best soccer players were Marco van Basten, Franco Baresi, Diego Maradona, Frank Rijkaard, Lothar Matthäus, Peter Shilton, Dragan Stojković, Ruud Gullit, Gheorghe Hagi and Jürgen Klinsmann.

  • Driving Miss Daisy.

    Driving Miss Daisy.

    "Driving Miss Daisy" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1989.

  • Mikhail Gorbachev.

    Mikhail Gorbachev.

    Mikhail Gorbachev was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1989 after overseeing the Soviet Union's first free elections.

  • Bette Midler - "Wind Beneath My Wings"

    Bette Midler - "Wind Beneath My Wings"

    "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler won a Grammy for 1989's Song of the Year.

  • The Scrunchie is becoming fashionable.

    The Scrunchie is becoming fashionable.

    In the late 1980s, a new elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" started to become fashionable.

  • Late 1980s fashion.

    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.

  • People are buying waterbeds.

    People are buying waterbeds.

    In the late 1980s, waterbeds reached their height in popularity. Although they were invented in the 1970s, they didn't reach their heyday until the 1980s. In 1986 and 1987, nearly a quarter of all beds sold were filled with water.

  • VCRs have become a common household item.

    VCRs have become a common household item.

    From the mid-80s onward, VCRs started to become a common household item. This device gave people the ability to play VCR tapes and record TV programs and movies.

  • The Nintendo Entertainment System.

    The Nintendo Entertainment System.

    During the second half of the 1980s, the Nintendo Entertainment System became one of the most popular video game consoles in the world. Releases for the NES included the likes of Duck Hunt, The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros.

  • The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64 dominated the home computer market during this period.

  • People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 32 years, 9 months and 18 days have passed since January 6th, 1989.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 1989.
  • Leap Year: 1989 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 6th, 1989, will be 32 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1989 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 600048000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 6th, 1989.

  • December 8th, 1988: Five people are killed when a US Air Force jet crashes into an apartment complex in Remscheid, Germany.
  • December 9th, 1988: The film Mississippi Burning (1988) is released.
  • December 9th, 1988: The movie Twins (1988) is released.
  • December 12th, 1988: 35 people are killed after two trains collide near Clapham Junction railway station in London.
  • December 16th, 1988: Rain Man (1988) is released in cinemas.
  • December 16th, 1988: Disco singer "Sylvester" dies from AIDS.
  • December 21st, 1988: Pan Am Flight 103 is blown up by terrorists as it flies over Lockerbie in Scotland. 270 people are killed.
  • December 22nd, 1988: Trade union leader and environmentalist, Chico Mendes, is assassinated in Xapuri, Brazil.
  • January 5th, 1989: Pop star Madonna files for divorce from actor Senn Penn for the second and final time.
  • This date: January 6th, 1989
  • January 20th, 1989: George H. W. Bush is inaugerated as the 41st President of the United States.
  • January 22nd, 1989: Super Bowl XXIII: The San Francisco 49ers defeat the Cincinnati Bengals by 20-16 at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, Florida.
  • January 23rd, 1989: Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dalí dies at the age of 84.
  • January 24th, 1989: Serial killer Ted Bundy is executed by electrocution.
  • February 2nd, 1989: The video game "SimCity" is released.
  • February 3rd, 1989: Paraguayan dictator Alfredo Stroessner is overthrown in a coup.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 6th, 1989, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1989 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 6th, 1989 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Photos of late 1980s fashion.

Photographs of late 1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of late 1980s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from January, 1989.

Roseanne
Roseanne
Comedy TV show about a working class family called the Conners.

In the Heat of the Night
In the Heat of the Night
Drama series starring Carroll O'Connor as police chief Bill Gillespie and Howard Rollins as detective Virgil Tibbs.

The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years
A TV show that was set in the late sixties.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Animated series about a team of four teenage turtles.

Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean‑Luc Picard.

Full House
Full House
Sitcom about a widowed man who looks after his three daughters.

My Two Dads
My Two Dads
Sitcom about two single men raising a teenage daughter.

21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street
TV series starring Johnny Depp.

Married... with Children
Married... with Children
Comedy series starring Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy.

Matlock
Matlock
Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.

ALF
ALF
Sitcom about an alien called ALF.

MacGyver
MacGyver
TV show about a resourceful secret agent who can solve almost any problem using the mundane objects around him.

The Equalizer
The Equalizer
About a retired secret agent called Robert McCall.

The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls
Television series about four mature women who live together in Miami, Florida.

ThunderCats
ThunderCats
Animated series based on a group of half-human half-cat aliens.

Charles in Charge
Charles in Charge
TV show about a 19-year-old student called Charles, who is played by Scott Baio.

Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.

Miami Vice
Miami Vice
Starring Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas.

Who's the Boss?
Who's the Boss?
Sitcom about a retired player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.

The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.

Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Starring Jeremy Brett.

Kate & Allie
Kate & Allie
Comedy TV series.

'Allo 'Allo!
'Allo 'Allo!
BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.

Cheers
Cheers
Sitcom starring Ted Danson.

Cars in 1989.

1989 saw the introduction of cars such as the Chevrolet Lumina, the Citroën XM, the Ford Fiesta (third generation), the Dodge Spirit, the Eagle Talon and the Lexus ES.

Cars in 1989.

Kid's TV shows on January 6th, 1989.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1989.

Noozles
Noozles

Roseanne
Roseanne

Garfield and Friends
Garfield and Friends

Count Duckula
Count Duckula

The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Fireman Sam
Fireman Sam

Full House
Full House

DuckTales
DuckTales

Adventures of the Little Koala
Adventures of the Little Koala

21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street

Married... with Children
Married... with Children

ALF
ALF

The Real Ghostbusters
The Real Ghostbusters

Pingu
Pingu

Growing Pains
Growing Pains

The Care Bears
The Care Bears

ThunderCats
ThunderCats

Thomas the Tank Engine
Thomas the Tank Engine

The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show

Muppet Babies
Muppet Babies

Alvin and the Chipmunks
Alvin and the Chipmunks

Danger Mouse
Danger Mouse

The Smurfs
The Smurfs

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

Popular toys and games in 1989.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1989.

Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures

The Ghostbusters Proton Pack
The Ghostbusters Proton Pack

Koosh Ball
Koosh Ball

Boglins (hand puppets)
Boglins (hand puppets)

Jenga
Jenga

Micro Machines
Micro Machines

Popples
Popples

Laser Tag
Laser Tag

The Nintendo Entertainment System
The Nintendo Entertainment System

Sylvanian Families
Sylvanian Families

Mr Frosty
Mr Frosty

Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Pogo ball / Lolo ball

Transformers
Transformers

Pound Puppies
Pound Puppies

Turnin' Turbo Dashboard
Turnin' Turbo Dashboard

My Little Pony (figures)
My Little Pony (figures)

Big wheel (tricycle)
Big wheel (tricycle)

Cabbage Patch Kids
Cabbage Patch Kids

Speak & Spell
Speak & Spell

Water Ring Toss
Water Ring Toss

Operation
Operation

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

Mega Man 2 1988
Mega Man 2
Second installment in the Mega Man series. Released on the NES.

RoboCop 1988
RoboCop
Released for arcade, the Amstrad, the NES and the Spectrum.

Super Mario Bros. 3 1988
Super Mario Bros. 3
Platform video game that was published on the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Gain Ground 1988
Gain Ground
Action-strategy arcade game.

Altered Beast 1988
Altered Beast
Beat 'em up arcade game.

Maniac Mansion
 1987
Maniac Mansion
Graphic adventure game.

Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar 1985
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
Role-playing game.

Tetris 1984
Tetris
Tile-matching puzzle video game.

Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt
Light gun shooter game.

Missile Command 1980
Missile Command
Arcade game developed by Atari.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1989.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out January 6th, 1995 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 6th.

Rowan Atkinson

Actor.
Born on January 6th, 1955
He turned 34 on this day in 1989.

Denise Borino-Quinn

Actress. Deceased
Born on January 6th, 1964
She turned 25 on this day in 1989.

Anthony Scaramucci

American financier.
Born on January 6th, 1964
He turned 25 on this day in 1989.

Eric Trump

American businessman.
Born on January 6th, 1984
He turned 5 on this day in 1989.

Irina Shayk

Model.
Born on January 6th, 1986
She turned 3 on this day in 1989.

Weather on January 6th, 1989.

Historical weather information for January 6th, 1989.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.7 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 23.5 degrees Fahrenheit. -4.72 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 2.54cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 9.39 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.02cm.

US President.

Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States on January 6th, 1989.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 6th, 1989.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 6th, 1989 was most likely conceived around the 29th of March, 1988.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 6th, 1989 is close to the 16th of October, 1989.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 6th, 1989.

  • A total of 11,980 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,711 weeks have passed.
  • 1,035,068,400 seconds have passed since the January 6th, 1989.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,207,579,800 times.
  • Since January 6th, 1989, the earth has travelled approximately 534,095,294,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 172,511,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 89,015,882 steps. That's about 39,563 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,420,821 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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