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May 31st, 1989.

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

33 years, 3 months and 30 days have passed since May 31st, 1989.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

Birthdays

Born on May 31st, 1989.

People who were born on this exact date.

Song charts

Popular songs.

On May 31st, 1989, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.

  • United States: Rock On - Michael Damian
  • United Kingdom: Ferry Cross The Mersey - Various (Hillsborough Disaster Appeal)

The record charts on May 31st, 1989.

The following singles were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Forever Your Girl - Paula Abdul
  • Real Love - Jody Watley
  • Rock On (From "Dream A Little Dream") - Michael Damian
  • Soldier Of Love - Donny Osmond
  • Patience - Guns N' Roses
Play the top singles from the year 1989.
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See No Evil, Hear No Evil

Top movie.

The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "See No Evil, Hear No Evil".

Take me back to May 31st, 1989!

Let's go back in time!

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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Ruhollah Khomeini, Mel Blanc, Rebecca Schaeffer and Bette Davis would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Who's the Boss?", "MacGyver", "Matlock" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Missile Command", "Paperboy", "Maniac Mansion " and "SimCity". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Growing Pains", "ALF", "Adventures of the Little Koala" and "Noozles". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Easy-Bake Oven, Turnin' Turbo Dashboard, Mr Frosty and Micro Machines.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics 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.

  • People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    People are using wallpaper to decorate their homes.

    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.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 33 years, 3 months and 30 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: A person born on May 31st, 1989 will be 33 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1989 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 612572400.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened 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 3rd, 1989: The Chinese government sends troops into Tiananmen Square to disperse protesters.
  • June 4th, 1989: Ali Khamenei becomes the Supreme Leader of Iran.
  • June 4th, 1989: Ufa train disaster: 575 people are killed when a natural gas explosion occurs in Bashkir ASSR, Soviet Union.
  • June 4th, 1989: Up to 10,000 people are left dead after the Chinese army attacks protesters at Tiananmen Square.
  • 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 14th, 1989: Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor is accused of slapping the face of a Beverly Hills police officer.
  • 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.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 31st, 1989, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • 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.

Personality traits.

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Photos of late 1980s fashion.

Photographs of late 1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of late 1980s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in May, 1989.

TV shows from May, 1989.

Quantum Leap
Quantum Leap
TV show about a scientist that finds himself inside the body of a different person each week.

Roseanne
Roseanne
Comedy TV show about a working class family called the Conners.

In the Heat of the Night
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
The Wonder Years
A TV show that was set in the late sixties.

Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean‑Luc Picard.

Full House
Full House
Sitcom about a widowed man who looks after his three daughters.

My Two Dads
My Two Dads
Sitcom about two single men raising a teenage daughter.

21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street
TV series starring Johnny Depp.

Married... with Children
Married... with Children
Comedy series starring Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy.

Matlock
Matlock
Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.

MacGyver
MacGyver
TV show about a resourceful secret agent who can solve almost any problem using the mundane objects around him.

The Equalizer
The Equalizer
Series about a retired secret agent called Robert McCall.

The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls
Television series about four mature women who live together in Miami, Florida.

Charles in Charge
Charles in Charge
TV show about a 19-year-old student called Charles, who is played by Scott Baio.

Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.

Who's the Boss?
Who's the Boss?
Sitcom about a retired baseball player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.

The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.

Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Starring Jeremy Brett.

Night Court
Night Court
Sitcom about a night court in Manhattan.

'Allo 'Allo!
'Allo 'Allo!
BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.

Cheers
Cheers
Sitcom starring Ted Danson.

Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.

Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.
Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.

Knots Landing
Knots Landing
American soap opera.

Dallas
Dallas
Soap opera.

Last of the Summer Wine
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.

Columbo
Columbo
Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.

Cars in 1989.

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.

Cars in 1989.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on May 31st, 1989.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1989.

Babar
Babar

Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers
Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers

Noozles
Noozles

Roseanne
Roseanne

Garfield and Friends
Garfield and Friends

Denver, the Last Dinosaur
Denver, the Last Dinosaur

Count Duckula
Count Duckula

The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years

The World of David the Gnome
The World of David the Gnome

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Fireman Sam
Fireman Sam

Full House
Full House

DuckTales
DuckTales

Adventures of the Little Koala
Adventures of the Little Koala

21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street

Married... with Children
Married... with Children

ALF
ALF

The Real Ghostbusters
The Real Ghostbusters

Pingu
Pingu

Growing Pains
Growing Pains

The Care Bears
The Care Bears

Adventures of the Gummi Bears
Adventures of the Gummi Bears

ThunderCats
ThunderCats

Thomas the Tank Engine
Thomas the Tank Engine

The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show

Snorks
Snorks

Muppet Babies
Muppet Babies

Alvin and the Chipmunks
Alvin and the Chipmunks

Danger Mouse
Danger Mouse

The Smurfs
The Smurfs

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

The Bugs Bunny Show
The Bugs Bunny Show

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1989.

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

Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures

The Ghostbusters Proton Pack
The Ghostbusters Proton Pack

Koosh Ball
Koosh Ball

Boglins (hand puppets)
Boglins (hand puppets)

Jenga
Jenga

Micro Machines
Micro Machines

Popples
Popples

Laser Tag
Laser Tag

The Nintendo Entertainment System
The Nintendo Entertainment System

Sylvanian Families
Sylvanian Families

Mr Frosty
Mr Frosty

Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Pogo ball / Lolo ball

Transformers
Transformers

Pound Puppies
Pound Puppies

Turnin' Turbo Dashboard
Turnin' Turbo Dashboard

My Little Pony (figures)
My Little Pony (figures)

Big wheel (tricycle)
Big wheel (tricycle)

Screwball Scramble
Screwball Scramble

Cabbage Patch Kids
Cabbage Patch Kids

Speak & Spell
Speak & Spell

Water Ring Toss
Water Ring Toss

Operation
Operation

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in May of 1989.

Super Mario Land 1989
Super Mario Land
Released for the Game Boy.

SimCity 1989
SimCity
A city-building simulation game developed by Maxis.

Mega Man 2 1988
Mega Man 2
Second installment in the Mega Man series. Released on the NES.

RoboCop 1988
RoboCop
Released for arcade, the Amstrad, the NES and the Spectrum.

Super Mario Bros. 3 1988
Super Mario Bros. 3
Platform video game that was published on the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Gain Ground 1988
Gain Ground
Action-strategy arcade game.

Altered Beast 1988
Altered Beast
Beat 'em up arcade game.

Maniac Mansion
 1987
Maniac Mansion
Graphic adventure game.

Paperboy 1986
Paperboy
Action game where the player takes control of a paperboy.

Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar 1985
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
Role-playing game.

Tetris 1984
Tetris
Tile-matching puzzle video game.

Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt
Light gun shooter game.

Missile Command 1980
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 you should check out May 31st, 1995 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

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 details

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.
USA

US President.

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

UK

UK Prime Minister.

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

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Stats for May 31st, 1989

Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 12,175 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,739 weeks have passed.
  • 1,051,920,000 seconds have passed since the May 31st, 1989.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,227,240,000 times.
  • Since May 31st, 1989, the Earth has travelled approximately 542,790,720,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 175,320,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 90,465,120 steps. That's about 40,207 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,623,040 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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