January 24th, 1989, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 24 of 1989. The decade was the 1980s.
31 years, 11 months and 30 days have passed since January 24th, 1989.
On This Date
Events that occurred on January 24th, 1989:
Serial killer Ted Bundy is executed.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 24th, 1989:
United States: Two Hearts - Phil Collins
United Kingdom: Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart - Marc Almond & Gene Pitney
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 24th, 1989 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. In America, the song Two Hearts by Phil Collins is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart by Marc Almond & Gene Pitney is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Snr. 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. American serial killer Ted Bundy was executed recently.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "Only Fools and Horses", "Cheers", "The Cosby Show" and "The Wonder Years". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Missile Command", "Tetris", "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar" and "Mega Man 2". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Thomas the Tank Engine", "Pingu", "Fireman Sam" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles".
Popular toys include the likes of "Water Ring Toss", "Pound Puppies", "Sylvanian Families" and "Popples".
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 24th, 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 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.
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.
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.
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 and information about this date:
31 years, 11 months and 30 days have passed since January 24th, 1989.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 04 of 1989.
Leap Year: 1989 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on January 24th, 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 601603200.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around January 24th, 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.
George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 24th, 1989?
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on January 24th, 1989 was probably conceived around the 16th of April, 1988. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 24th, 1989 is the 3rd of November, 1989. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about January 24th, 1989.
11,687 days have passed since this date.
1,009,756,800 seconds have passed since the January 24th, 1989.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,178,049,600 times.
Since January 24th, 1989, earth has travelled approximately 521,034,508,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 168,292,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 86,839,085 steps. That's about 38,595 miles!
Since this date, 12,117,082 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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