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April 29th, 1989.

April 29th, 1989, was a Saturday. It was day 119 of 1989. The decade was the Eighties.

33 years, 5 months and 8 days have passed since April 29th, 1989.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Birthdays

Born on April 29th, 1989.

People who were born on this exact date.

Song charts

Popular songs.

On April 29th, 1989, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.

  • United States: Like A Prayer - Madonna
  • United Kingdom: Eternal Flame - The Bangles

The record charts on April 29th, 1989.

The following singles were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Like A Prayer - Madonna
  • I'll Be There For You - Bon Jovi
  • Funky Cold Medina - Tone-Loc
  • She Drives Me Crazy - Fine Young Cannibals
  • Heaven Help Me - Deon Estus With George Michael
Play the top singles from the year 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.

The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "Major League".

Take me back to April 29th, 1989!

Let's go back in time!

The date is April 29th, 1989, and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

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 "Sherlock Holmes", "Who's the Boss?", "Married... with Children" and "The Wonder Years". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Mega Man 2", "SimCity" and "Super Mario Land".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Danger Mouse", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "The Wonder Years" and "Garfield and Friends". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Water Ring Toss, Cabbage Patch Kids, the Nintendo Entertainment System and Jenga.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on April 29th, 1989.

  • The MicroTAC 9800x.

    The MicroTAC 9800x.

    Motorola released the MicroTAC 9800x on April 25th, 1989. This is considered by many to be the first truly portable phone.

  • 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.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 33 years, 5 months and 8 days have passed since April 29th, 1989.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 17 of 1989.
  • Leap Year: 1989 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on April 29th, 1989 will be 33 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1989 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 609807600.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around April 29th, 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 9th, 1989: Twenty people are killed after the Soviet Army disperses an anti-Soviet demonstration in Tbilisi, Georgia.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: April 29th, 1989
  • 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.
  • May 24th, 1989: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) is released in movie theaters.
  • May 24th, 1989: Football: A.C Milan win the European Cup after defeating Steaua Bucuresti 4-0.
  • May 26th, 1989: Arsenal win the Football League in the final game of the season after Michael Thomas scores a late winner against Liverpool.
  • May 26th, 1989: Former Leeds United and England manager Don Revie passes away from motor neurone disease at the age of 61.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 29th, 1989, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • 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 29th, 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.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on April 29th, 1989.

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Photos of late 1980s fashion.

Photographs of late 1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of late 1980s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in April, 1989.

TV shows from April, 1989.

Quantum Leap
Quantum Leap
TV show about a scientist that finds himself inside the body of a different person each week.

Roseanne
Roseanne
Comedy TV show about a working class family called the Conners.

In the Heat of the Night
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
The Wonder Years
A TV show that was set in the late sixties.

Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean‑Luc Picard.

Full House
Full House
Sitcom about a widowed man who looks after his three daughters.

My Two Dads
My Two Dads
Sitcom about two single men raising a teenage daughter.

21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street
TV series starring Johnny Depp.

Married... with Children
Married... with Children
Comedy series starring Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy.

Matlock
Matlock
Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.

MacGyver
MacGyver
TV show about a resourceful secret agent who can solve almost any problem using the mundane objects around him.

The Equalizer
The Equalizer
Series about a retired secret agent called Robert McCall.

The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls
Television series about four mature women who live together in Miami, Florida.

Moonlighting
Moonlighting
Comedy-drama starring Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd as private detectives.

Charles in Charge
Charles in Charge
TV show about a 19-year-old student called Charles, who is played by Scott Baio.

Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.

Miami Vice
Miami Vice
Starring Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas.

Who's the Boss?
Who's the Boss?
Sitcom about a retired baseball player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.

The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.

Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Starring Jeremy Brett.

Kate & Allie
Kate & Allie
Comedy TV series.

Night Court
Night Court
Sitcom about a night court in Manhattan.

'Allo 'Allo!
'Allo 'Allo!
BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.

Cheers
Cheers
Sitcom starring Ted Danson.

Family Ties
Family Ties
Sitcom starring Michael J. Fox.

Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.

Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.
Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.

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.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on April 29th, 1989.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1989.

Babar
Babar

Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers
Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers

Noozles
Noozles

Roseanne
Roseanne

Garfield and Friends
Garfield and Friends

Denver, the Last Dinosaur
Denver, the Last Dinosaur

Count Duckula
Count Duckula

The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years

The World of David the Gnome
The World of David the Gnome

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Fireman Sam
Fireman Sam

Full House
Full House

DuckTales
DuckTales

Adventures of the Little Koala
Adventures of the Little Koala

21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street

Married... with Children
Married... with Children

ALF
ALF

The Real Ghostbusters
The Real Ghostbusters

Pingu
Pingu

Growing Pains
Growing Pains

The Care Bears
The Care Bears

Adventures of the Gummi Bears
Adventures of the Gummi Bears

ThunderCats
ThunderCats

Thomas the Tank Engine
Thomas the Tank Engine

The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show

Snorks
Snorks

Muppet Babies
Muppet Babies

Alvin and the Chipmunks
Alvin and the Chipmunks

Danger Mouse
Danger Mouse

The Smurfs
The Smurfs

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1989.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1989.

Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures

The Ghostbusters Proton Pack
The Ghostbusters Proton Pack

Koosh Ball
Koosh Ball

Boglins (hand puppets)
Boglins (hand puppets)

Jenga
Jenga

Micro Machines
Micro Machines

Popples
Popples

Laser Tag
Laser Tag

The Nintendo Entertainment System
The Nintendo Entertainment System

Sylvanian Families
Sylvanian Families

Mr Frosty
Mr Frosty

Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Pogo ball / Lolo ball

Transformers
Transformers

Pound Puppies
Pound Puppies

Turnin' Turbo Dashboard
Turnin' Turbo Dashboard

My Little Pony (figures)
My Little Pony (figures)

Big wheel (tricycle)
Big wheel (tricycle)

Screwball Scramble
Screwball Scramble

Cabbage Patch Kids
Cabbage Patch Kids

Speak & Spell
Speak & Spell

Water Ring Toss
Water Ring Toss

Operation
Operation

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in April of 1989.

Super Mario Land 1989
Super Mario Land
Released for the Game Boy.

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.

RoboCop 1988
RoboCop
Released for arcade, the Amstrad, the NES and the Spectrum.

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.

Paperboy 1986
Paperboy
Action game where the player takes control of a paperboy.

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 you should check out April 29th, 1995 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on April 29th.

Bernie Madoff

American fraudster. Deceased
Born on April 29th, 1938
He turned 51 on this day in 1989.

Tammi Terrell

Motown singer. Deceased
Born on April 29th, 1945
She was not alive on this date.

Dale Earnhardt

Stock car driver. Deceased
Born on April 29th, 1951
He turned 38 on this day in 1989.

Jerry Seinfeld

Actor.
Born on April 29th, 1954
He turned 35 on this day in 1989.

Daniel Day-Lewis

Actor.
Born on April 29th, 1957
He turned 32 on this day in 1989.

Uma Thurman

Actress.
Born on April 29th, 1970
She turned 19 on this day in 1989.

Master P

Rapper.
Born on April 29th, 1970
He turned 19 on this day in 1989.

Kian Egan

Irish singer.
Born on April 29th, 1980
He turned 9 on this day in 1989.

Holidays

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 29th of April.

  • Showa Day (Japan)
Weather details

Weather on April 29th, 1989.

Historical weather information for April 29th, 1989.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 13.3 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). There were 2 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 48.7 degrees Fahrenheit. 9.28 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 7.78 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.51cm.
USA

US President.

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on April 29th, 1989.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 29th, 1989.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 29th, 1989 was most likely conceived around August 6th, 1988.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 29th, 1989 is close to January 20th, 1990.

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Stats for April 29th, 1989

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 29th, 1989.

  • A total of 12,214 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,744 weeks have passed.
  • 1,055,289,600 seconds have passed since the April 29th, 1989.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,231,171,200 times.
  • Since April 29th, 1989, the Earth has travelled approximately 544,529,433,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 175,881,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 90,754,906 steps. That's about 40,336 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,663,475 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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