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July 17th, 1989.

July 17th, 1989, was a Monday. It was day 198 of 1989. The decade was the 1980s.

32 years and 15 days have passed since July 17th, 1989.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On this day.

What happened on July 17th, 1989?

  • Hip Hop pioneer "Paul C" is shot dead in Rosedale, Queens.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 17th, 1989.

  • United States: Toy Soldiers - Martika
  • United Kingdom: You'll Never Stop Me Loving You - Sonia
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Batman

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Batman" was at the top of the box office on July 17th, 1989.

Take me back to July 17th, 1989!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is July 17th, 1989 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song Toy Soldiers by Martika is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, You'll Never Stop Me Loving You by Sonia is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Snr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Batman 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Sherlock Holmes", "The Cosby Show", "In the Heat of the Night" and "Quantum Leap". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Missile Command", "Altered Beast", "Mega Man 2" and "SimCity". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Smurfs", "ThunderCats", "Count Duckula" and "Hey Dude".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of My Little Pony (figures), Sylvanian Families, Micro Machines and Jenga.

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 July 17th, 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.

  • 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 and 15 days have passed since July 17th, 1989.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 29 of 1989.
  • Leap Year: 1989 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 17th, 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 616633200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around July 17th, 1989.

  • 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.
  • July 6th, 1989: 16 people are killed in Israel after an Islamic terrorist takes control of a bus and drives it off a cliff.
  • July 7th, 1989: Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) is released.
  • July 10th, 1989: Mel Blanc, who voiced cartoon characters such as Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, dies at the age of 81.
  • July 13th, 1989: John F. Kennedy Stadium is closed in Philadelphia.
  • This date: July 17th, 1989
  • July 18th, 1989: Actress Rebecca Schaeffer is gunned down by a stalker outside of her home in California.
  • July 19th, 1989: 111 people are killed after United Airlines Flight 232 crash lands at Sioux City, Iowa.
  • July 28th, 1989: The cop comedy film "Turner & Hooch", starring Tom Hanks, is released in movie theaters.
  • July 31st, 1989: The first Game Boy is released in North America.
  • July 31st, 1989: The game "Super Mario Land" is released in North America.
  • August 9th, 1989: The Abyss (1989) is released in cinemas.
  • August 14th, 1989: The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive is released.
  • August 16th, 1989: Uncle Buck (1989) is released in cinemas.
  • August 16th, 1989: A solar flare from the Sun creates a geomagnetic storm that affects micro chips, leading to a halt of all trading on Toronto's stock market.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 17th, 1989, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Gemini.
  • 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 17th, 1989 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

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.

  • Seinfeld - Comedy sitcom starring Jerry Seinfeld.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on July 17th, 1989.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1989.

  • Hey Dude
  • 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 July 17th, 1995 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on July 17th.

David Hasselhoff

Actor.
Born on July 17th, 1952
He turned 37 on this day in 1989.

Angela Merkel

German Chancellor.
Born on July 17th, 1954
She turned 35 on this day in 1989.

Weather on July 17th, 1989.

Historical weather information for July 17th, 1989.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 21.5 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 69.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 20.67 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 21.33 degrees Celsius.

US President.

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on July 17th, 1989.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 17th, 1989.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 17th, 1989 was most likely conceived around the 7th of October, 1988.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 17th, 1989 is close to the 26th of April, 1990.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 17th, 1989.

  • A total of 11,703 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,671 weeks have passed.
  • 1,011,139,200 seconds have passed since the July 17th, 1989.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,179,662,400 times.
  • Since July 17th, 1989, the earth has travelled approximately 521,747,827,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 168,523,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 86,957,971 steps. That's about 38,648 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,133,670 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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