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May 31st, 1989.

May 31st, 1989, was a Wednesday. It was day 151 of 1989. The decade was the 1980s.

32 years, 1 months and 24 days have passed since May 31st, 1989.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

Born on May 31st, 1989.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 31st, 1989.

  • United States: Rock On - Michael Damian
  • United Kingdom: Ferry Cross The Mersey - Various (Hillsborough Disaster Appeal)
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See No Evil, Hear No Evil

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "See No Evil, Hear No Evil" was at the top of the box office on May 31st, 1989.

Take me back to May 31st, 1989!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 31st, 1989 and it's a Wednesday. 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 Rock On by Michael Damian 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Cosby Show", "The Golden Girls", "Full House" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Tetris", "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar" and "SimCity".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Danger Mouse", "Pingu", "Fireman Sam" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as My Little Pony (figures), Transformers, Sylvanian Families and Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on May 31st, 1989.

  • Eurovision 1989.

    Eurovision 1989.

    The 1989 Eurovision song contest was held in Lausanne, Switzerland. Yugoslavia won the contest with the song "Rock Me" by Riva.

  • The MicroTAC 9800x.

    The MicroTAC 9800x.

    Motorola released the MicroTAC 9800x on April 25th, 1989. This is considered by many to be the first truly portable phone.

  • Tiananmen Square protests.

    Tiananmen Square protests.

    During this period, the Tiananmen Square protests were occurring in China.

  • 1989 in music.

    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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1989?

    Who were the best NBA players in 1989?

    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.

  • 1989 in movies.

    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.

  • Who were the best football players in 1989?

    Who were the best football players in 1989?

    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.

    Driving Miss Daisy.

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

  • Mikhail Gorbachev.

    Mikhail Gorbachev.

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

  • Bette Midler - "Wind Beneath My Wings"

    Bette Midler - "Wind Beneath My Wings"

    "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler won a Grammy for 1989's Song of the Year.

  • The Scrunchie is becoming fashionable.

    The Scrunchie is becoming fashionable.

    In the late 1980s, a new elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" started to become fashionable.

  • Late 1980s fashion.

    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.

  • People are buying waterbeds.

    People are buying waterbeds.

    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.

  • VCRs have become a common household item.

    VCRs have become a common household item.

    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.

  • The Nintendo Entertainment System.

    The Nintendo Entertainment System.

    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.

    The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64 dominated the home computer market during this period.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 32 years, 1 months and 24 days have passed since May 31st, 1989.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 22 of 1989.
  • Leap Year: 1989 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 31st, 1989, will be 32 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1989 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 612572400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 31st, 1989.

  • 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.
  • May 26th, 1989: Former Leeds United and England manager Don Revie passes away from motor neurone disease at the age of 61.
  • This date: May 31st, 1989
  • 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.
  • June 23rd, 1989: The movie Batman, starring Michael Keaton, is released in cinemas.
  • June 23rd, 1989: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) is released.
  • June 28th, 1989: NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar announces that he will retire at the end of the season.
  • June 30th, 1989: The Karate Kid, Part III (1989) is released.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 31st, 1989, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 31st, 1989 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Photos of late 1980s fashion.

Photographs of late 1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of late 1980s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.
  • In the Heat of the Night - Drama series starring Carroll O'Connor as police chief Bill Gillespie and Howard Rollins as detective Virgil Tibbs.
  • 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.
  • My Two Dads - Sitcom about two single men raising a teenage daughter.
  • 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 - Sitcom about an alien called ALF.
  • MacGyver - TV show about a resourceful secret agent who can solve almost any problem using the mundane objects around him.
  • 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.
  • ThunderCats - Animated series based on a group of half-human half-cat aliens.
  • Charles in Charge - TV show about a 19-year-old student called Charles, who is played by Scott Baio.
  • Murder, She Wrote - Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.
  • Who's the Boss? - Sitcom about a retired player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.
  • The Cosby Show - American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.

Kid's TV shows on May 31st, 1989.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1989.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1989.

  • Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures
  • The Ghostbusters Proton Pack
  • Jenga
  • Micro Machines
  • Popples
  • Laser Tag
  • Sylvanian Families
  • Transformers
  • Pound Puppies
  • My Little Pony (figures)
  • Big wheel (tricycle)
  • Cabbage Patch Kids
  • Speak & Spell
  • Water Ring Toss
  • The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Super Mario Land - Released for the Game Boy.
  • SimCity - A city-building game that was released for the Macintosh computer.
  • SimCity - 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.
  • 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.
  • Missile Command - Arcade game developed by Atari.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1989.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out May 31st, 1995 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on May 31st.

Clint Eastwood

Actor.
Born on May 31st, 1930
He turned 59 on this day in 1989.

Colin Farrell

Irish actor.
Born on May 31st, 1976
He turned 13 on this day in 1989.

Weather on May 31st, 1989.

Historical weather information for May 31st, 1989.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.3 degrees Celsius. It was a wet day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 66.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 19.22 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 14.48cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.94 degrees Celsius.

US President.

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on May 31st, 1989.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 31st, 1989.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 31st, 1989 was most likely conceived around the 21st of August, 1988.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 31st, 1989 is close to the 10th of March, 1990.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 31st, 1989.

  • A total of 11,742 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,677 weeks have passed.
  • 1,014,508,800 seconds have passed since the May 31st, 1989.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,183,593,600 times.
  • Since May 31st, 1989, the earth has travelled approximately 523,486,540,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 169,084,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 87,247,757 steps. That's about 38,777 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,174,106 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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