May 24th, 1989, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 144 of 1989. The decade was the 1980s.
31 years, 1 months and 22 days have passed since May 24th, 1989.
On This Date
Events that occurred on May 24th, 1989:
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) is released in movie theaters.
Football: A.C Milan win the European Cup after defeating Steaua Bucuresti 4-0.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 24th, 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 24th, 1989 and it's a Wednesday. 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. 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 "Knots Landing", "Cheers", "'Allo 'Allo!" and "Murder, She Wrote". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar", "SimCity" and "Super Mario Land".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Cosby Show", "Pingu", "Adventures of the Little Koala" and "Garfield and Friends". Popular toys include the likes of "Easy-Bake Oven", "Sylvanian Families", "Micro Machines" and "Jenga".
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 24th, 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 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.
The 1989 Eurovision song contest is held in Lausanne, Switzerland. Yugoslavia win the contest with the song "Rock Me" by Riva.
Basic facts and information about this date:
31 years, 1 months and 22 days have passed since May 24th, 1989.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 of 1989.
Leap Year: 1989 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on May 24th, 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 611967600.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around May 24th, 1989:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 19.2 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 56.7 degrees Fahrenheit. 13.72 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 13.21cm.
London, England: Temperature: 19.94 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 8.89cm.
Who was the US President on this particular date?
George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on May 24th, 1989.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on May 24th, 1989 was probably conceived around the 14th of August, 1988. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 24th, 1989 is the 3rd of March, 1990. (Rough Estimate).
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.
- 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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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about May 24th, 1989.
11,375 days have passed since this date.
982,800,000 seconds have passed since the May 24th, 1989.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,146,600,000 times.
Since May 24th, 1989, earth has travelled approximately 507,124,800,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 163,800,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 84,520,800 steps. That's about 37,565 miles!
Since this date, 11,793,600 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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