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February 3rd, 1989.

February 3rd, 1989, was a Friday. It was day 34 of 1989. The decade was the 1980s.

32 years, 4 months and 9 days have passed since February 3rd, 1989.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

On this day.

What happened on February 3rd, 1989?

  • Paraguayan dictator Alfredo Stroessner is overthrown in a coup.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 3rd, 1989.

  • United States: When I'm With You - Sheriff
  • United Kingdom: Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart - Marc Almond & Gene Pitney
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Top movie at the Box Office.

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

Take me back to February 3rd, 1989!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

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

In America, the song When I'm With You by Sheriff 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 Three Fugitives 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Cheers", "Kate & Allie", "Sherlock Holmes" and "Miami Vice". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Maniac Mansion ", "Altered Beast", "Gain Ground" and "SimCity". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Danger Mouse", "Fireman Sam", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Roseanne".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Water Ring Toss, Speak & Spell, My Little Pony (figures) and Jenga.

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 February 3rd, 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 letting 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 32 years, 4 months and 9 days have passed since February 3rd, 1989.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 05 of 1989.
  • Leap Year: 1989 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on February 3rd, 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 602467200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around February 3rd, 1989.

  • January 5th, 1989: Pop star Madonna files for divorce from actor Senn Penn for the second and final time.
  • 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 24th, 1989: Serial killer Ted Bundy is executed by electrocution.
  • February 2nd, 1989: The video game "SimCity" is released.
  • This date: February 3rd, 1989
  • 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.
  • February 24th, 1989: My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown (1989) is released in cinemas.
  • March 3rd, 1989: Madonna releases her single "Like a Prayer".

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 3rd, 1989, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Capricorn.
  • 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 3rd, 1989 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

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.

  • Roseanne - Comedy TV show about a working class family called the Conners.
  • 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 - 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.
  • My Two Dads - Sitcom about two single men raising a teenage daughter.
  • 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 - Sitcom about an alien called ALF.
  • MacGyver - TV show about a resourceful secret agent who can solve almost any problem using the mundane objects around him.

Kid's TV shows on February 3rd, 1989.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1989.

Toys and games that were 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
  • The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • SimCity - A city-building game that was released for the Macintosh computer.
  • SimCity - City-building simulation game developed by Maxis.
  • 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.

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 February 3rd, 1995 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 3rd of February.

Weather on February 3rd, 1989.

Historical weather information for February 3rd, 1989.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.4 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 18.6 degrees Fahrenheit. -7.44 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.76cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 5.72 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported.

US President.

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

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on February 3rd, 1989.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 3rd, 1989 was most likely conceived around the 26th of April, 1988.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 3rd, 1989 is close to the 13th of November, 1989.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about February 3rd, 1989.

  • A total of 11,818 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,688 weeks have passed.
  • 1,021,071,600 seconds have passed since the February 3rd, 1989.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,191,250,200 times.
  • Since February 3rd, 1989, the earth has travelled approximately 526,872,945,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 170,178,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 87,812,158 steps. That's about 39,028 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,252,859 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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