BestOfDate

February 3, 1989

February 3, 1989, was a Friday. It was 34 years, 9 months, and 25 days ago. The zodiac sign for this date is Aquarius.

On This Day

On this day

What happened on February 3, 1989?

  • Paraguayan dictator Alfredo Stroessner is overthrown in a coup.
Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 3, 1989:

  • United States: "When I'm With You" by Sheriff
  • United Kingdom: "Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart" by Marc Almond & Gene Pitney

The Billboard Hot 100 on February 3, 1989

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Two Hearts - Phil Collins
  • When I'm With You - Sheriff
  • Armageddon It - Def Leppard
  • Don't Rush Me - Taylor Dayne
  • When The Children Cry - White Lion
Play the top singles from 1989
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.
Three Fugitives

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Three Fugitives" was at the top of the box office on February 3, 1989.

Facts

This date occurred 12,716 days ago. Approximately 424 months have passed. It was the 34th day of 1989, in week 05. The decade was the eighties. People who were born on February 3, 1989, are now 34 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. The Earth has experienced 141 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to February 3, 1989

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is February 3, 1989, and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. Many people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

In America, the song "When I'm With You" by Sheriff is at the top of the singles charts, while "Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart" by Marc Almond & Gene Pitney is the number-one song in the UK. George W. Bush Snr. is the President of the United States, and the movie Three Fugitives is at the top of the box office. Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Knots Landing", "'Allo 'Allo!", "Charles in Charge", and "The Equalizer". In fashion, women are 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 Paul C would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Paperboy", "Super Mario Bros. 3", "Mega Man 2", and "SimCity". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Cosby Show", "Thomas the Tank Engine", "Adventures of the Little Koala", and "The Wonder Years".

Children are playing with toys such as Mr Frosty, Laser Tag, Popples, and the Ghostbusters Proton Pack.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on February 3, 1989.

  • Ted Bundy is executed.

    Ted Bundy is executed

    Notorious serial killer Ted Bundy was executed by electric chair on January 24th, 1989. Hundreds of people celebrated his death by singing, dancing, and setting off fireworks.
  • 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.
  • Best soccer players in the world.

    Best soccer players in the world

    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 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

    A new elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" became fashionable in the late 1980s.
  • Late 1980s fashion.

    Late 1980s fashion

    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

    Waterbeds became a huge fad during the late 1980s. 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

    VCRs became a common household item in the mid-1980s. By that stage, prices had started to drop. 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 Duck Hunt, The Legend of Zelda, and Super Mario Bros.
  • The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64

    The Commodore 64 was dominating the home computer market.
  • Computers are replacing typewriters.

    Computers are replacing typewriters

    Desktop computers were beginning to replace typewriters in offices.
  • TV remotes.

    TV remotes

    Although TV remotes existed, many homes didn't have one. Infrared technology was still relatively new.
  • Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper

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

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on February 3, 1989.

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

View Personality Summary

Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around February 3, 1989.

  • January 5, 1989: Pop star Madonna files for divorce from actor Senn Penn for the second and final time.
  • January 10, 1989: American rock band Guns N' Roses release their song "Paradise City".
  • January 20, 1989: George H. W. Bush is inaugerated as the 41st President of the United States.
  • January 22, 1989: Super Bowl XXIII: The San Francisco 49ers defeat the Cincinnati Bengals by 20-16 at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, Florida.
  • January 23, 1989: Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dalí dies at the age of 84.
  • January 24, 1989: Serial killer Ted Bundy is executed by electrocution.
  • January 31, 1989: Hip Hop trio De La Soul release their single "Eye Know".
  • February 2, 1989: The video game "SimCity" is released.
  • This date: February 3, 1989
  • February 9, 1989: 20-year-old Tiffany Sessions goes missing in Florida.
  • February 12, 1989:
    • The Soviet Union withdraws from Afghanistan.
    • Irish human rights lawyer Pat Finucane is murdered by loyalist paramilitaries who were acting in collusion with the British government intelligence service MI5.
  • February 20, 1989: The Provisional IRA blow up a section of a British Army barracks in Ternhill, England.
  • February 24, 1989: My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown (1989) is released in cinemas.
  • March 3, 1989: Madonna releases her single "Like a Prayer".
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 3, 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 3, 1989 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

Late 1980s fashion

Photographs of late 1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Late 1980s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in February 1989

Television shows that people were watching in February 1989:

TV shows from February 1989.

Roseanne
Roseanne
In the Heat of the Night
In the Heat of the Night
The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Full House
Full House
My Two Dads
My Two Dads
21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street
Married... with Children
Married... with Children
Matlock
Matlock
MacGyver
MacGyver
The Equalizer
The Equalizer
The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls
Moonlighting
Moonlighting
Charles in Charge
Charles in Charge
Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Miami Vice
Miami Vice
Who's the Boss?
Who's the Boss?
The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Kate & Allie
Kate & Allie
Night Court
Night Court
'Allo 'Allo!
'Allo 'Allo!
Cheers
Cheers
Family Ties
Family Ties
Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.
Knots Landing
Knots Landing

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.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in February 1989

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Noozles
Noozles
Roseanne
Roseanne
Garfield and Friends
Garfield and Friends

Count Duckula
Count Duckula
The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years
The World of David the Gnome
The World of David the Gnome
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
Adventures of the Gummi Bears
Adventures of the Gummi Bears
ThunderCats
ThunderCats
Thomas the Tank Engine
Thomas the Tank Engine
The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
Snorks
Snorks
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
Toys

Toys in 1989

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

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)
The Big Wheel (tricycle)
The Big Wheel (tricycle)
Screwball Scramble
Screwball Scramble
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

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in February 1989.

SimCity 1989
SimCity
Mega Man 2 1988
Mega Man 2
RoboCop 1988
RoboCop
Super Mario Bros. 3 1988
Super Mario Bros. 3
Gain Ground 1988
Gain Ground
Altered Beast 1988
Altered Beast
Maniac Mansion
 1987
Maniac Mansion
Paperboy 1986
Paperboy
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar 1985
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
Tetris 1984
Tetris
Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt
Missile Command 1980
Missile Command

Were you born on February 3, 1989?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out February 3, 1995, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on February 3.

Adrian R'Mante

Adrian R'Mante

Actor
Born on February 3, 1978
He turned 11 on this day in 1989.

Sean Kingston

Sean Kingston

Singer
Born on February 3, 1990
He was born exactly one year after this date.

USA

US President

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on February 3, 1989.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 3, 1989 was most likely conceived around May 13, 1988.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 3, 1989 is close to October 27, 1989.

Write a comment about this date

Have something to say about this date? Was it your birthday? Or perhaps you have a memory of it?

All comments are moderated. We may edit comments to correct misspellings and grammar. We may also remove or redact personal information.

How old was I?

Find out what your age was on February 3, 1989, by entering your DOB below.
This information is not saved on our server.

Stats for February 3, 1989

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about February 3, 1989:

  • 12,716 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,816 weeks have passed.
  • 1,098,662,400 seconds have passed since February 3, 1989.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,281,772,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 566,909,798,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 183,110,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 94,484,966 steps. That's roughly 41,993 miles!
  • Since this date, 13,183,949 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
  • How many years ago was 1989?

Search

It looks like you have reached the end. Try searching for another date.

Random

Random dates

Check out some of these random dates.


« Previous Day
February 2, 1989
Next Day »
February 4, 1989

© 2014-2023 BestOfDate.com