May 12th, 1989

May 12th, 1989, fell on a Friday. It was day 132 of 1989. The decade was the 1980s.

31 years, 2 months and 3 days have passed since May 12th, 1989.


On This Date

Events that occurred on May 12th, 1989:

  • The San Bernardino train disaster kills four people.
  • See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) is released in cinemas.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 12th, 1989:

  • United States: I'll Be There For You - Bon Jovi
  • United Kingdom: Hand On Your Heart - Kylie Minogue

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.

Take Me Back!

The date is May 12th, 1989 and it's a Friday. People 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 I'll Be There For You by Bon Jovi is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Hand On Your Heart by Kylie Minogue 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.

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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Magnum, P.I.", "Murder, She Wrote", "The Equalizer" and "Full House".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Missile Command", "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar", "Altered Beast" and "Gain Ground". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Muppet Babies", "21 Jump Street", "Fireman Sam" and "Babar". Popular toys include the likes of "Water Ring Toss", "My Little Pony (figures)", "Transformers" and "Micro Machines".


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 May 12th, 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.

  • 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:

  • 31 years, 2 months and 3 days have passed since May 12th, 1989.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 1989.
  • Leap Year: 1989 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 12th, 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 610930800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 12th, 1989:

  • April 15th, 1989: The Tiananmen Square protests begin in China.
  • April 15th, 1989: The Hillsborough disaster occurs.
  • April 21st, 1989: The Game Boy is released.
  • April 25th, 1989: The Punisher (1989) is released in cinemas.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • June 5th, 1989: Tiananmen Square protests: An unknown Chinese protestor called "Tank Man" stands in front of a column of military tanks.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 12th, 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: May 12th, 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:

  • Jenga
  • 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 12th of May:


Weather

Weather information for May 12th, 1989:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.7 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 45.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 7.33 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 22.61cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 9.83 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.02cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on May 12th, 1989.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 12th, 1989 was probably conceived around the 2nd of August, 1988. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 12th, 1989 is the 19th of February, 1990. (Rough Estimate).

Video 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.
  • 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 12th, 1989.

  • 11,387 days have passed since this date.
  • 983,836,800 seconds have passed since the May 12th, 1989.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,147,809,600 times.
  • Since May 12th, 1989, earth has travelled approximately 507,659,788,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 163,972,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 84,609,965 steps. That's about 37,604 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,806,042 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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