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July 8, 1989

July 8, 1989, was a Saturday. It was 35 years and 5 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

Song charts

Music charts

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on July 8, 1989:

  • United States: "Good Thing" by Fine Young Cannibals
  • United Kingdom: "Back To Life" by Soul II Soul

The Billboard Hot 100 on July 8, 1989

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Good Thing - Fine Young Cannibals
  • Baby Don't Forget My Number - Milli Vanilli
  • If You Don't Know Me By Now - Simply Red
  • Express Yourself - Madonna
  • Toy Soldiers - Martika
Play the top songs from 1989
A Spotify playlist of songs from the year 1989. Take a trip back to the days of Tina Turner, the Bangles, Guns N' Roses and Fine Young Cannibals.
Batman

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Batman" was at the top of the box office on July 8, 1989.

Facts

This date was 12,789 days ago. Approximately 426 months have passed. It was the 189th day of 1989, in week 27. The decade was the eighties. People born on this day are currently 35 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. The Earth has experienced 142 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to July 8, 1989

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Saturday, July 8, 1989. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. People are currently enjoying their weekend.

The 4th of July celebrations in America have come and passed. The summer of 1989 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September. In America, the song "Good Thing" by Fine Young Cannibals is at the top of the singles charts, while "Back To Life" by Soul II Soul is the number-one song in the UK.

George W. Bush Snr. is the President of the United States, and the movie Batman is at the top of the box office. Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In fashion, women are 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Mel Blanc, Paul C, Rebecca Schaeffer, and Bette Davis would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Sherlock Holmes", "The Cosby Show", "Full House", and "Quantum Leap".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Missile Command", "Duck Hunt", "Altered Beast", and "Mega Man 2". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Alvin and the Chipmunks", "Muppet Babies", "Pingu", and "Babar". Popular toys at the moment include Pogo ball / Lolo ball, Mr Frosty, the Nintendo Entertainment System, and Popples.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on July 8, 1989.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Best soccer players in the world.

    Best soccer players in the world

    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 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

    A new elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" became fashionable in the late 1980s.
  • Late 1980s fashion.

    Late 1980s fashion

    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

    Waterbeds became a huge fad during the late 1980s. 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

    VCRs became a common household item in the mid-1980s. By that stage, prices had started to drop. 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 Duck Hunt, The Legend of Zelda, and Super Mario Bros.
  • The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64

    The Commodore 64 was dominating the home computer market.
  • Computers are replacing typewriters.

    Computers are replacing typewriters

    Desktop computers were beginning to replace typewriters in offices.
  • TV remotes.

    TV remotes

    Although TV remotes existed, many homes didn't have one. Infrared technology was still relatively new.
  • Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper

    Wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes throughout the 1970s and 1980s. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on July 8, 1989.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to July 8, 1989.

  • June 13, 1989: The Detroit Pistons win the 1989 NBA Finals after they defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 4-0.
  • June 14, 1989: Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor is accused of slapping the face of a Beverly Hills police officer.
  • June 15, 1989: Nirvana release their album Bleach.
  • June 16, 1989: Ghostbusters II (1989) is released.
  • June 23, 1989:
    • The movie Batman, starring Michael Keaton, is released in cinemas.
    • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) is released.
  • June 28, 1989: NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar announces that he will retire at the end of the season.
  • June 30, 1989: The Karate Kid, Part III (1989) is released.
  • July 5, 1989: The sitcom "Seinfield" premieres on NBC.
  • July 6, 1989: 16 people are killed in Israel after an Islamic terrorist takes control of a bus and drives it off a cliff.
  • July 7, 1989: Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) is released.
  • This date: July 8, 1989
  • July 10, 1989: Mel Blanc, who voiced cartoon characters such as Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, dies at the age of 81.
  • July 13, 1989: John F. Kennedy Stadium is closed in Philadelphia.
  • July 17, 1989: Hip Hop pioneer "Paul C" is shot dead in Rosedale, Queens.
  • July 18, 1989: Actress Rebecca Schaeffer is gunned down by a stalker outside of her home in California.
  • July 19, 1989: 111 people are killed after United Airlines Flight 232 crash lands at Sioux City, Iowa.
  • July 28, 1989: The cop comedy film "Turner & Hooch", starring Tom Hanks, is released in movie theaters.
  • July 31, 1989:
    • The first Game Boy is released in North America.
    • The game "Super Mario Land" is released in North America.
  • August 7, 1989: 15 people, including US Congressman Mickey Leland, die in a plane crash in Gambela, Ethiopia.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 8, 1989, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1989 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 8, 1989 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

Late 1980s fashion

Photographs of late 1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Late 1980s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1989

The following TV shows were popular in July 1989:

TV shows from July 1989.

Seinfeld
Seinfeld
Quantum Leap
Quantum Leap
Roseanne
Roseanne
In the Heat of the Night
In the Heat of the Night
The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Full House
Full House
My Two Dads
My Two Dads
21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street
Married... with Children
Married... with Children
Matlock
Matlock
MacGyver
MacGyver

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 July 8, 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 New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
The World of David the Gnome
The World of David the Gnome
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1989

Toys and games that were popular 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
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in July 1989.

Super Mario Land 1989
Super Mario Land
SimCity 1989
SimCity
Mega Man 2 1988
Mega Man 2
RoboCop 1988
RoboCop
Super Mario Bros. 3 1988
Super Mario Bros. 3
Gain Ground 1988
Gain Ground
Altered Beast 1988
Altered Beast
Maniac Mansion
 1987
Maniac Mansion
Paperboy 1986
Paperboy
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar 1985
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
Tetris 1984
Tetris
Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt

Were you born on July 8, 1989?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out July 8, 1995, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on July 8.

John D. Rockefeller

John D. Rockefeller

Business magnate Deceased
Born on July 8, 1839
He was not alive on this date.

Hugo Boss

Hugo Boss

Hugo Boss founder Deceased
Born on July 8, 1885
He was not alive on this date.

Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon

Actor
Born on July 8, 1958
He turned 31 on this day in 1989.

TotalBiscuit

TotalBiscuit

Youtuber Deceased
Born on July 8, 1984
He turned 5 on this day in 1989.

Virgil van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk

Soccer player
Born on July 8, 1991
He was born exactly 2 years after this date.

Jaden Smith

Jaden Smith

Actor
Born on July 8, 1998
He was born exactly 9 years after this date.

Shannon Singh

Shannon Singh

Love Island contestant
Born on July 8, 1998
She was born exactly 9 years after this date.

USA

US President

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on July 8, 1989.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 8, 1989 was most likely conceived around October 15, 1988.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 8, 1989 is close to March 31, 1990.

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Stats for July 8, 1989

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about July 8, 1989:

  • 12,789 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,827 weeks have passed.
  • 1,104,969,600 seconds have passed since July 8, 1989.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,289,131,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 570,164,313,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 184,161,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 95,027,386 steps. That's roughly 42,234 miles.
  • 13,259,635 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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