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April 20th, 1989.

April 20th, 1989, was a Thursday. It was day 110 of 1989. The decade was the 1980s.

32 years, 6 months and 2 days have passed since April 20th, 1989.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 20th, 1989.

  • United States: Like A Prayer - Madonna
  • United Kingdom: Eternal Flame - The Bangles
Play the top hits from 1989.
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1989. Take a trip back to the days of Tina Turner, the Bangles, Guns N' Roses and Fine Young Cannibals.
Major League

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Major League" was at the top of the box office on April 20th, 1989.

Take me back to April 20th, 1989!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is April 20th, 1989 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. The summer of 1989 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise.

In America, the song Like A Prayer by Madonna 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.

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.

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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Ruhollah Khomeini, Mel Blanc, Rebecca Schaeffer and Bette Davis would all be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Columbo", "ThunderCats", "ALF" and "The Wonder Years". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar", "Maniac Mansion ", "Super Mario Bros. 3" and "Mega Man 2". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Smurfs", "Muppet Babies", "Count Duckula" and "Garfield and Friends".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Pound Puppies, Laser Tag, Popples 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 April 20th, 1989.

  • Tiananmen Square protests.

    Tiananmen Square protests.

    During this period, the Tiananmen Square protests were occurring in China.

  • The Hillsborough disaster.

    The Hillsborough disaster.

    On April 15th, 1989, 94 people lost their lives during a human crush at a soccer game at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England. The tragedy occurred during a FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.

  • 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.

  • The Scrunchie is becoming fashionable.

    The Scrunchie is becoming fashionable.

    In the late 1980s, a new elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" started to become fashionable.

  • 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.

  • People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 32 years, 6 months and 2 days have passed since April 20th, 1989.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 16 of 1989.
  • Leap Year: 1989 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on April 20th, 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 609030000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around April 20th, 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.
  • April 5th, 1989: Pepsi cancels an advertisement featuring pop star Madonna after religious groups protest against her music video for "Like a Prayer".
  • April 12th, 1989: Boxing legend Sugar Ray Robinson passes away at the age of 67.
  • April 15th, 1989: The Tiananmen Square protests begin in China.
  • April 15th, 1989: The Hillsborough disaster occurs.
  • April 16th, 1989: The comic strip "Dilbert" is published for the first time.
  • This date: April 20th, 1989
  • April 21st, 1989: The Game Boy is released.
  • April 25th, 1989: The Punisher (1989) is released in cinemas.
  • April 26th, 1989: American actress Lucille Ball passes away at the age of 77.
  • May 6th, 1989: Roy Jones Jr. makes his professional boxing debut in a win over Ricky Randall.
  • May 12th, 1989: See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) is released in cinemas.
  • May 12th, 1989: The San Bernardino train disaster kills four people.
  • May 14th, 1989: The last episode of "Family Ties" is aired.
  • May 20th, 1989: Liverpool win the FA Cup after defeating local rivals Everton 3-2 after Extra Time.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 20th, 1989, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1989 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 20th, 1989 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

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.

TV shows from April, 1989.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Charles in Charge - TV show about a 19-year-old student called Charles, who is played by Scott Baio.
  • Murder, She Wrote - Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.
  • Miami Vice - Starring Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas.
  • Who's the Boss? - Sitcom about a retired player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.

Cars in 1989.

1989 saw the introduction of cars such as the Chevrolet Lumina, the Citroën XM, the Ford Fiesta (third generation), the Dodge Spirit, the Eagle Talon and the Lexus ES.

Cars in 1989.

Kid's TV shows on April 20th, 1989.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1989.

  • Babar
  • Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers
  • 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.

  • Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures
  • The Ghostbusters Proton Pack
  • Jenga
  • Micro Machines
  • Popples
  • Laser Tag
  • 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 1989

    SimCity
    A city-building simulation game developed by Maxis.

  • Mega Man 2 1988

    Mega Man 2
    Second installment in the Mega Man series. Released on the NES.

  • Super Mario Bros. 3 1988

    Super Mario Bros. 3
    Platform video game that was published on the Nintendo Entertainment System.

  • Gain Ground 1988

    Gain Ground
    Action-strategy arcade game.

  • Altered Beast 1988

    Altered Beast
    Beat 'em up arcade game.

  • Maniac Mansion
 1987

    Maniac Mansion
    Graphic adventure game.

  • Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar 1985

    Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
    Role-playing game.

  • Tetris 1984

    Tetris
    Tile-matching puzzle video game.

  • Duck Hunt 1984

    Duck Hunt
    Light gun shooter game.

  • Missile Command 1980

    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 April 20th, 1995 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on April 20th.

Adolf Hitler

German dictator. Deceased
Born on April 20th, 1889
He was not alive on this date.

George Takei

American actor.
Born on April 20th, 1937
He turned 52 on this day in 1989.

Luther Vandross

Singer. Deceased
Born on April 20th, 1951
He turned 38 on this day in 1989.

Carmen Electra

Model.
Born on April 20th, 1972
She turned 17 on this day in 1989.

Miranda Kerr

Model.
Born on April 20th, 1983
She turned 6 on this day in 1989.

Weather on April 20th, 1989.

Historical weather information for April 20th, 1989.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.1 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 43.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 6.11 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 7.56 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.02cm.

US President.

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on April 20th, 1989.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 20th, 1989.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 20th, 1989 was most likely conceived around the 11th of July, 1988.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 20th, 1989 is close to the 28th of January, 1990.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 20th, 1989.

  • A total of 11,873 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,696 weeks have passed.
  • 1,025,827,200 seconds have passed since the April 20th, 1989.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,196,798,400 times.
  • Since April 20th, 1989, the earth has travelled approximately 529,326,835,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 170,971,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 88,221,139 steps. That's about 39,209 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,309,926 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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