January 6th, 1989

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

31 years, 10 months and 21 days have passed since January 6th, 1989.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Andy Carroll: Soccer player.


Music Singles

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

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Rain Man" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

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 have started 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Dallas", "Who's the Boss?", "21 Jump Street" and "The Wonder Years". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Maniac Mansion ", "Super Mario Bros. 3" and "Mega Man 2".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Smurfs", "The Real Ghostbusters", "ALF" and "Full House". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Speak & Spell", "Pound Puppies", "Transformers" and "Micro Machines".


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 January 6th, 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.

  • 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.

  • Mikhail Gorbachev.

    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.

  • Bette Midler - "Wind Beneath My Wings"

    "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler would go on to win a Grammy for 1989's Song of the Year.

  • Driving Miss Daisy

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


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 31 years, 10 months and 21 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 31 years of age.
  • 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:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • 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 (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).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 6th, 1989 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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.
  • The Equalizer - About a retired secret agent called Robert McCall.
  • The Golden Girls - Television series about four mature women who live together in Miami, Florida.
  • ThunderCats - Animated series based on a group of half-human half-cat aliens.

1989 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1989.

  • Noozles
  • Roseanne
  • Garfield and Friends
  • Count Duckula
  • The Wonder Years
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Fireman Sam
  • Full House
  • DuckTales
  • Adventures of the Little Koala
  • 21 Jump Street
  • Married... with Children
  • ALF
  • The Real Ghostbusters
  • Pingu
  • Growing Pains
  • ThunderCats
  • Thomas the Tank Engine
  • The Cosby Show
  • Muppet Babies
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks
  • Danger Mouse
  • The Smurfs
  • Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
  • The Bugs Bunny Show

1989 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1989:

  • Jenga
  • Micro Machines
  • Popples
  • Sylvanian Families
  • Transformers
  • Pound Puppies
  • My Little Pony (figures)
  • Big wheel (tricycle)
  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Speak & Spell
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 6th of January:


Weather

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

Who was the US President on January 6th, 1989?

  • Ronald Reagan was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 6th, 1989?

  • Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 6th, 1989 was probably conceived around the 29th of March, 1988. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 6th, 1989 is the 16th of October, 1989. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • 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.
  • Gain Ground - Action-strategy arcade game.
  • Altered Beast - Beat 'em up arcade game.
  • Maniac Mansion - Graphic adventure game.
  • Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar - Role-playing game.
  • Tetris - Tile-matching puzzle video game.
  • Duck Hunt - Light gun shooter game.
  • Missile Command - Arcade game developed by Atari.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 11,648 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,006,387,200 seconds have passed since the January 6th, 1989.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,174,118,400 times.
  • Since January 6th, 1989, earth has travelled approximately 519,295,795,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 167,731,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 86,549,299 steps. That's about 38,466 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,076,646 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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