February 12th, 1989, fell on a Sunday. It was day 43 of 1989. The decade was the 1980s.
31 years, 9 months and 13 days have passed since February 12th, 1989.
On This Date
Events that occurred on February 12th, 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.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 12th, 1989:
United States: Straight Up - Paula Abdul
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 "The Fly II" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is February 12th, 1989 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.
Valentine's Day is just around the corner. In America, the song Straight Up by Paula Abdul 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 The Fly II 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 "The Smurfs", "ThunderCats", "Married... with Children" and "The Wonder Years". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Missile Command", "Gain Ground", "Super Mario Bros. 3" and "Mega Man 2".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Alvin and the Chipmunks", "21 Jump Street", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Garfield and Friends". Popular toys include the likes of "Pound Puppies", "Sylvanian Families", "Popples" and "Jenga".
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 February 12th, 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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
31 years, 9 months and 13 days have passed since February 12th, 1989.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 06 of 1989.
Leap Year: 1989 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on February 12th, 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 603244800.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around February 12th, 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 February 12th, 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 February 12th, 1989 was probably conceived around the 5th of May, 1988. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 12th, 1989 is the 22nd of November, 1989. (Rough Estimate).
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
SimCity - City-building simulation game developed by Maxis.
SimCity - A city-building game that was released for the Macintosh computer.
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.
- Graphic adventure game.
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar - Role-playing game.
Tetris - Tile-matching puzzle video game.
Duck Hunt - Light gun shooter game.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about February 12th, 1989.
11,609 days have passed since this date.
1,003,017,600 seconds have passed since the February 12th, 1989.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,170,187,200 times.
Since February 12th, 1989, earth has travelled approximately 517,557,081,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 167,169,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 86,259,514 steps. That's about 38,338 miles!
Since this date, 12,036,211 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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