April 15th, 1989, fell on a Saturday. It was day 105 of 1989. The decade was the 1980s.
31 years, 5 months and 4 days have passed since April 15th, 1989.
On This Date
Events that occurred on April 15th, 1989:
The Tiananmen Square protests begin in China.
The Hillsborough disaster occurs.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 15th, 1989:
United States: She Drives Me Crazy - Fine Young Cannibals
United Kingdom: Eternal Flame - The Bangles
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Major League" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is April 15th, 1989 and it's a Saturday. People are enjoying their weekend. The summer of 1989 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise.
In America, the song She Drives Me Crazy by Fine Young Cannibals is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Eternal Flame by The Bangles is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Snr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Major League is at the top of the Box Office.
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. In China, the Tiananmen Square protests are occurring. The United Kingdom is currently in shock after 94 people are tragically killed in a human crush during a soccer game between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "Knots Landing", "Murder, She Wrote" and "The Equalizer". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Missile Command", "Duck Hunt", "Maniac Mansion
" and "Gain Ground". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Count Duckula", "Garfield and Friends" and "Babar".
Popular toys include the likes of "Water Ring Toss", "Cabbage Patch Kids", "Big wheel (tricycle)" and "Transformers".
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 April 15th, 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.
The Hillsborough disaster.
On the 15th of April, 1989, 94 people were killed during a human crush at a soccer game at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England. The crush occurred during a FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.
Tiananmen Square protests.
During this period, the Tiananmen Square protests were occurring in China.
Basic facts and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
31 years, 5 months and 4 days have passed since April 15th, 1989.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 15 of 1989.
Leap Year: 1989 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on April 15th, 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 608598000.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around April 15th, 1989:
April 2nd, 1989: WrestleMania V: Hulk Hogan defeats "Macho Man" Randy Savage at the Historic Atlantic City Convention Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
April 4th, 1989: Partly-free parliamentary elections are announced in Poland, bringing an end to one-party Communist rule..
George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on April 15th, 1989.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on April 15th, 1989 was probably conceived around the 6th of July, 1988. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 15th, 1989 is the 23rd of January, 1990. (Rough Estimate).
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.
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.
Missile Command - Arcade game developed by Atari.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about April 15th, 1989.
11,480 days have passed since this date.
991,872,000 seconds have passed since the April 15th, 1989.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,157,184,000 times.
Since April 15th, 1989, earth has travelled approximately 511,805,952,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 165,312,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 85,300,992 steps. That's about 37,912 miles!
Since this date, 11,902,464 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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