The 4th of April, 1989, fell on a Tuesday. Day 94 of 1989. Decade: 1980s.
30 years, 9 months and 21 days have passed since the 4th of April, 1989.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 4th of April, 1989:
Partly-free parliamentary elections are announced in Poland, bringing an end to one-party Communist rule.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 4th of April, 1989:
United States: The Look - Roxette
United Kingdom: Like A Prayer - Madonna
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.
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 4th of April, 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 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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 4th of April:
4th of April, 1977: 72 people die when Southern Airways Flight 242 crashes in New Hope, Georgia.
4th of April, 1993: WrestleMania IX: Bret Hart loses to Yokozuna at Caesars Palace in Paradise, Nevada.
4th of April, 2011: Long Island serial killer: It is reported that police have discovered 8 sets of remains close to Gilgo in New York.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
Quantum Leap - TV show about a scientist that finds himself inside the body of a different person each week.
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.
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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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 4th of April, 1989.
11,252 days have passed since this date.
972,176,400 seconds have passed since the 4th of April, 1989.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,134,205,800 times.
Since the 4th of April, 1989, earth has travelled approximately 501,643,022,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 162,029,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 83,607,170 steps. That's about 37,159 miles!
Since this date, 11,666,117 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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