May 26th, 1989, fell on a Friday. It was day 146 of 1989. The decade was the 1980s.
31 years, 2 months and 20 days have passed since May 26th, 1989.
On This Date
Events that occurred on May 26th, 1989:
Arsenal win the Football League in the final game of the season after Michael Thomas scores a late winner against Liverpool.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 26th, 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 26th, 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 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 "ThunderCats", "Full House", "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Quantum Leap".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Missile Command", "Super Mario Bros. 3", "SimCity" and "Super Mario Land". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "ThunderCats", "Married... with Children" and "Babar". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Speak & Spell", "Cabbage Patch Kids", "Transformers" and "Popples".
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 26th, 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, 2 months and 20 days have passed since May 26th, 1989.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 of 1989.
Leap Year: 1989 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on May 26th, 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 612140400.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around May 26th, 1989:
May 12th, 1989: See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) is released in cinemas.
George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on May 26th, 1989.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on May 26th, 1989 was probably conceived around the 16th of August, 1988. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 26th, 1989 is the 5th 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.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about May 26th, 1989.
11,404 days have passed since this date.
985,305,600 seconds have passed since the May 26th, 1989.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,149,523,200 times.
Since May 26th, 1989, earth has travelled approximately 508,417,689,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 164,217,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 84,736,282 steps. That's about 37,661 miles!
Since this date, 11,823,667 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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