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May 5th, 1989.

May 5th, 1989, was a Friday. It was day 125 of 1989. The decade was the 1980s.

32 years and 5 days have passed since May 5th, 1989.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Born on May 5th, 1989.

People who were born on this exact date.

  • Chris Brown: Singer.

Music charts.

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

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

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Pet Sematary" was at the top of the box office on May 5th, 1989.

Take me back to May 5th, 1989!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 5th, 1989 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The summer of 1989 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual. 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 Pet Sematary 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Columbo.", "Knots Landing", "Kate & Allie" and "Charles in Charge".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Altered Beast", "Gain Ground", "Super Mario Bros. 3" and "Super Mario Land". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Danger Mouse", "ThunderCats", "Growing Pains" and "Garfield and Friends". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Water Ring Toss, Speak & Spell, Big wheel (tricycle) and Sylvanian Families.

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 May 5th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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.

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

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 5th, 1989.

  • 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.
  • April 21st, 1989: The Game Boy is released.
  • April 25th, 1989: The Punisher (1989) is released in cinemas.
  • This date: May 5th, 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.
  • June 2nd, 1989: Dead Poets Society (1989) is released.
  • June 3rd, 1989: Iranian Revolution leader Ayatollah Khomeini passes away after suffering multiple heart attacks.
  • June 4th, 1989: Ali Khamenei becomes the Supreme Leader of Iran.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 5th, 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 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 5th, 1989 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on May 5th, 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.

  • Jenga
  • Micro Machines
  • Popples
  • 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.

  • Super Mario Land - Released for the Game Boy.
  • SimCity - A city-building game that was released for the Macintosh computer.
  • SimCity - City-building simulation game developed by Maxis.
  • 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.
  • 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.

1989 playlist.

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.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who 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 on May 5th, 1989.

Historical weather information for May 5th, 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.

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

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 5th, 1989.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 11,693 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,670 weeks have passed.
  • 1,010,275,200 seconds have passed since the May 5th, 1989.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,178,654,400 times.
  • Since May 5th, 1989, the earth has travelled approximately 521,302,003,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 168,379,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 86,883,667 steps. That's about 38,615 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,123,302 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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