24th of February, 1989

The 24th of February, 1989, fell on a Friday. Day 55 of 1989. Decade: 1980s.

30 years, 11 months and 24 days have passed since the 24th of February, 1989.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 24th of February, 1989:

  • My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown (1989) is released in cinemas.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 24th of February, 1989:

  • United States: Straight Up - Paula Abdul
  • United Kingdom: Belfast Child - Simple Minds

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "The 'Burbs" 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 the 24th of February, 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.

  • Kids' TV - 1989.

    Children in 1989 would have been watching TV shows such as The Cosby Show, ALF, Growing Pains, Garfield and Friends, The Smurfs, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Babar, Beetlejuice, The Simpsons, Saved by the Bell, "The Adventures of McGee and Me!", "Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers", The Wonder Years and G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 30 years, 11 months and 24 days have passed since the 24th of February, 1989.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 08 of 1989.
  • Leap Year: 1989 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 24th of February, 1989, will be 30 years of age.
  • People born in 1989 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 604281600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 24th of February, 1989:

  • 3rd of February, 1989: Paraguayan dictator Alfredo Stroessner is overthrown in a coup.
  • 12th of February, 1989: The Soviet Union withdraws from Afghanistan.
  • 12th of February, 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 the 24th of February, 1989, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1989 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 24th of February, 1989 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.

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"


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 24th of February:


Weather

Weather information for the 24th of February, 1989:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 6.9 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. There were 3 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 11.4 degrees Fahrenheit. -11.44 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 4.89 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 4.06cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on the 24th of February, 1989.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 24th of February, 1989 was probably conceived around the 17th of May, 1988. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 24th of February, 1989 is the 4th of December, 1989. (Rough Estimate).

24th of February

Events that have occurred on the 24th of February:


Computer Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 24th of February, 1989.

  • 11,318 days have passed since this date.
  • 977,875,200 seconds have passed since the 24th of February, 1989.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,140,854,400 times.
  • Since the 24th of February, 1989, earth has travelled approximately 504,583,603,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 162,979,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 84,097,267 steps. That's about 37,377 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,734,502 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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