January 20th, 1989

January 20th, 1989, fell on a Friday. Day 20 of 1989. Decade: 1980s.

31 years, 4 months and 13 days have passed since January 20th, 1989.


On This Date

Events that occurred on January 20th, 1989:

  • George H. W. Bush is inaugerated as the 41st President of the United States


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 20th, 1989:

  • United States: Two Hearts - Phil Collins
  • 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.

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 20th, 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.

  • 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.

  • Mikhail Gorbachev.

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

  • Driving Miss Daisy

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

  • 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 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.

  • Ted Bundy execution.

    Notorious serial killer Ted Bundy was executed by electric chair on the 24th of January, 1989. Hundreds of people celebrated his death by singing, dancing and letting off fireworks.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 31 years, 4 months and 13 days have passed since January 20th, 1989.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 03 of 1989.
  • Leap Year: 1989 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 20th, 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 601257600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 20th, 1989:

  • 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 22nd, 1989: Super Bowl XXIII: The San Francisco 49ers defeat the Cincinnati Bengals by 20-16 at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, Florida.
  • January 24th, 1989: Serial killer Ted Bundy is executed.
  • February 3rd, 1989: Paraguayan dictator Alfredo Stroessner is overthrown in a coup.
  • February 9th, 1989: 20-year-old Tiffany Sessions goes missing in Florida.
  • February 12th, 1989: The Soviet Union withdraws from Afghanistan.
  • February 12th, 1989: Irish human rights lawyer Pat Finucane is murdered by loyalist paramilitaries who were acting in collusion with the British government intelligence service MI5.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 20th, 1989, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1989 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 20th, 1989 falls under the Otter.
  • 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 20th of January:


Weather

Weather information for January 20th, 1989:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 11.3 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 34.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 1.11 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 9.65cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 4.33 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on January 20th, 1989.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 20th, 1989 was probably conceived around the 12th of April, 1988. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 20th, 1989 is the 30th of October, 1989. (Rough Estimate).

Computer 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.
  • 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.

20th of January

Events that have occurred on the 20th of January:


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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 20th, 1989.

  • 11,457 days have passed since this date.
  • 989,881,200 seconds have passed since the January 20th, 1989.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,154,861,400 times.
  • Since January 20th, 1989, earth has travelled approximately 510,778,699,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 164,980,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 85,129,783 steps. That's about 37,835 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,878,574 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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