May 23rd, 1989

May 23rd, 1989, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 143 of 1989. The decade was the 1980s.

31 years, 6 months and 4 days have passed since May 23rd, 1989.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 23rd, 1989:

  • United States: Forever Your Girl - Paula Abdul
  • United Kingdom: Ferry Cross The Mersey - Various (Hillsborough Disaster Appeal)

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "See No Evil, Hear No Evil" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is May 23rd, 1989 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. The summer of 1989 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual.

In America, the song Forever Your Girl by Paula Abdul is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Ferry Cross The Mersey by Various (Hillsborough Disaster Appeal) is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Snr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie See No Evil, Hear No Evil 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Columbo.", "Cheers", "'Allo 'Allo!" and "Murder, She Wrote". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Gain Ground", "Mega Man 2", "SimCity" and "Super Mario Land".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Cosby Show", "ThunderCats", "Fireman Sam" and "Babar". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Easy-Bake Oven", "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 23rd, 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.

  • 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.

  • Mikhail Gorbachev.

    Mikhail Gorbachev was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1989 after overseeing the Soviet Union's first free elections.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Driving Miss Daisy

    "Driving Miss Daisy" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1989.

  • 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, 6 months and 4 days have passed since May 23rd, 1989.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 of 1989.
  • Leap Year: 1989 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 23rd, 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 611881200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 23rd, 1989:

  • April 25th, 1989: The Punisher (1989) is released in cinemas.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • June 13th, 1989: The Detroit Pistons win the 1989 NBA Finals after they defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 4-0.
  • June 15th, 1989: Nirvana release their album Bleach.
  • June 16th, 1989: Ghostbusters II (1989) is released.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 23rd, 1989, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1989 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 23rd, 1989 falls under the Deer.
  • 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 23rd of May:


Weather

Weather information for May 23rd, 1989:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 22.3 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 56.9 degrees Fahrenheit. 13.83 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.02cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 22.72 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on May 23rd, 1989?

  • George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 23rd, 1989?

  • Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 23rd, 1989 was probably conceived around the 13th of August, 1988. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 23rd, 1989 is the 2nd of March, 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 - City-building simulation game developed by Maxis.
  • 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 23rd, 1989.

  • 11,511 days have passed since this date.
  • 994,554,000 seconds have passed since the May 23rd, 1989.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,160,313,000 times.
  • Since May 23rd, 1989, earth has travelled approximately 513,189,864,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 165,759,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 85,531,644 steps. That's about 38,014 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,934,648 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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