5th of May, 1989

The 5th of May, 1989, fell on a Friday. Day 125 of 1989. Decade: 1980s.

30 years, 9 months and 15 days have passed since the 5th of May, 1989.


Born On This Date

People who were born on this exact date:

  • Born on this exact date: Chris Brown: Singer.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 5th of May, 1989:

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

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Pet Sematary" 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 5th of May, 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.

  • Tiananmen Square protests.

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

  • Eurovision 1989

    The 1989 Eurovision song contest is held in Lausanne, Switzerland. Yugoslavia win the contest with the song "Rock Me" by Riva.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 30 years, 9 months and 15 days have passed since the 5th of May, 1989.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 of 1989.
  • Leap Year: 1989 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 5th of May, 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 610326000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 5th of May, 1989:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 5th of May, 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).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 5th of May, 1989 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

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.
  • 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.

1989 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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"


1989 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1989:

  • Micro Machines
  • Popples
  • Sylvanian Families
  • Transformers
  • Pound Puppies
  • My Little Pony (figures)
  • Big wheel (tricycle)
  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Speak & Spell
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 5th of May:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 5th of May:

  • Liberation Day (Denmark)
  • Children's Day (Japan)

Weather

Weather information for the 5th of May, 1989:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 13.7 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 56.7 degrees Fahrenheit. 13.72 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.78cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 17.56 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on the 5th of May, 1989.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 5th of May, 1989 was probably conceived around the 26th of July, 1988. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 5th of May, 1989 is the 12th of February, 1990. (Rough Estimate).

Computer Games

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

  • Super Mario Land - Released for the Game Boy.
  • 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.
  • Maniac Mansion - 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.

5th of May

Events that have occurred on the 5th of May:

  • 5th of May, 1821: Napoleon Bonaparte dies.
  • 5th of May, 1972: 115 people die when Alitalia Flight 112 crashes near Palermo in Italy.
  • 5th of May, 1981: Provisional IRA member Bobby Sands dies while on hunger strike in prison.
  • 5th of May, 2000: The computer virus ILOVEYOU attacks computers worldwide.
  • 5th of May, 2000: The last episode of the TV show "Boy Meets World" is broadcasted.
  • 5th of May, 2000: Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton are married in Las Vegas after dating for two months.
  • 5th of May, 2000: The movie Gladiator (2000) is released.
  • 5th of May, 2002: The World Wrestling Federation, Inc. (WWF) changes its name to World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE)
  • 5th of May, 2002: Arsenal win the FA Cup final after beating Chelsea 2-0.
  • 5th of May, 1962: FA Cup Final 1962: Tottenham Hotspur defeat Burnley 3-1.
  • 5th of May, 1965: FA Cup Final 1965: Liverpool defeat Leeds United 2-1 after Extra Time.
  • 5th of May, 1973: FA Cup Final 1973: Sunderland defeat Leeds United after a goal from Ian Porterfield helps them secure a 1-0 victory.
  • 5th of May, 1988: English actor George Rose is murdered in the Dominican Republic.
  • 5th of May, 2005: Arsenal win the FA Cup final after beating Manchester United on penalties.
  • 5th of May, 2006: Mission: Impossible III (2006) is released.
  • 5th of May, 2007: 114 people die when Kenya Airways Flight 507 crashes after taking off from Douala International Airport in Cameroon.
  • 5th of May, 2012: Chelsea win the FA Cup after defeating Liverpool 2-1.
  • 5th of May, 2014: Football: Crystal Palace dash Liverpool's title chances after scoring three goals in nine minutes.
  • 5th of May, 2018: Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson suffers a brain haemorrhage.

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 5th of May, 1989.

  • 11,248 days have passed since this date.
  • 971,830,800 seconds have passed since the 5th of May, 1989.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,133,802,600 times.
  • Since the 5th of May, 1989, earth has travelled approximately 501,464,692,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 161,971,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 83,577,449 steps. That's about 37,146 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,661,970 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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