May 26th, 1989, was a Friday. It was day 146 of 1989. The decade was the 1980s.
32 years, 4 months and 27 days have passed since May 26th, 1989.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.
What happened on May 26th, 1989?
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 26th, 1989.
The movie "See No Evil, Hear No Evil" was at the top of the box office on May 26th, 1989.
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The 1989 Eurovision song contest was held in Lausanne, Switzerland. Yugoslavia won the contest with the song "Rock Me" by Riva.
Motorola released the MicroTAC 9800x on April 25th, 1989. This is considered by many to be the first truly portable phone.
During this period, the Tiananmen Square protests were occurring in China.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"Driving Miss Daisy" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1989.
Mikhail Gorbachev was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1989 after overseeing the Soviet Union's first free elections.
"Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler won a Grammy for 1989's Song of the Year.
In the late 1980s, a new elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" started to become fashionable.
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.
In the late 1980s, waterbeds reached their height in popularity. Although they were invented in the 1970s, they didn't reach their heyday until the 1980s. In 1986 and 1987, nearly a quarter of all beds sold were filled with water.
From the mid-80s onward, VCRs started to become a common household item. This device gave people the ability to play VCR tapes and record TV programs and movies.
During the second half of the 1980s, the Nintendo Entertainment System became one of the most popular video game consoles in the world. Releases for the NES included the likes of Duck Hunt, The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros.
The Commodore 64 dominated the home computer market during this period.
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
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1989 saw the introduction of cars such as the Chevrolet Lumina, the Citroën XM, the Ford Fiesta (third generation), the Dodge Spirit, the Eagle Talon and the Lexus ES.
Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1989.
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Popular video games that people were playing on this date.
Super Mario Land
Released for the Game Boy.
A 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.
Action-strategy arcade game.
Beat 'em up arcade game.
Graphic adventure game.
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
Tile-matching puzzle video game.
Light gun shooter game.
Arcade game developed by Atari.
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on May 26th.
Historical weather information for May 26th, 1989.
George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on May 26th, 1989.
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 26th, 1989.
Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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