BestOfDate

August 8th, 1989.

August 8th, 1989, was a Tuesday. It was day 220 of 1989. The decade was the 1980s.

31 years, 9 months and 1 days have passed since August 8th, 1989.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 8th, 1989.

  • United States: Right Here Waiting - Richard Marx
  • United Kingdom: Swing The Mood - Jive Bunny & Mastermixers

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Turner & Hooch" was at the top of the box office on August 8th, 1989.

Take me back to August 8th, 1989!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is August 8th, 1989 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Swing The Mood by Jive Bunny & Mastermixers is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Snr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Turner & Hooch 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.

Nintendo has just released a handheld game console called the Game Boy. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Murder, She Wrote", "Charles in Charge", "Matlock" and "Roseanne". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Gain Ground", "Mega Man 2" and "SimCity".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Muppet Babies", "Married... with Children", "Noozles" and "Hey Dude". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Speak & Spell, Transformers, Sylvanian Families and the Game Boy.

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 August 8th, 1989.

  • 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.

  • Bette Midler - "Wind Beneath My Wings".

    "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler would go on to win a Grammy for 1989's Song of the Year.

  • Mikhail Gorbachev.

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

  • Driving Miss Daisy.

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

  • 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 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 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 31 years, 9 months and 1 days have passed since August 8th, 1989.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 32 of 1989.
  • Leap Year: 1989 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 8th, 1989, will be 31 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1989 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 618534000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around August 8th, 1989.

  • July 13th, 1989: John F. Kennedy Stadium is closed in Philadelphia.
  • July 17th, 1989: Hip Hop pioneer "Paul C" is shot dead in Rosedale, Queens.
  • July 18th, 1989: Actress Rebecca Schaeffer is gunned down by a stalker outside of her home in California.
  • July 28th, 1989: Release date of the movie Turner & Hooch (1989).
  • 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.
  • This date: August 8th, 1989
  • 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.
  • August 18th, 1989: Colombian politician Luis Carlos Galan is assassinated by drug cartels.
  • August 20th, 1989: Infamous murder case: Lyle and Erik Menendez shoot their wealthy parents to death.
  • August 22nd, 1989: Black Panthers co-founder Huey Newton is shot and killed in Los Angeles, California.
  • August 24th, 1989: Pete Rose agrees to a lifetime ban from baseball following allegations of illegal gambling.
  • September 6th, 1989: "This Note's for You" by Neil Young wins Video of the Year at the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

View Personality Summary

Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

NEW! Check out our personality summary image for this birth date.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 8th, 1989, will have the star sign Leo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1989 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 8th, 1989 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 - 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.

Kid's TV shows on August 8th, 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.

  • The Game Boy
  • Jenga
  • Micro Machines
  • Popples
  • 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.

1989 playlist.

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.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 8th of August.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 8th of August.

  • Peace Festival

Weather on August 8th, 1989.

Historical weather information for August 8th, 1989.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 22.5 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 58.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 14.67 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 20.61 degrees Celsius.

US President.

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

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 8th, 1989.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 8th, 1989 was most likely conceived around the 29th of October, 1988.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 8th, 1989 is close to the 18th of May, 1990.

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on August 8th, 1989.

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 8th, 1989.

  • A total of 11,597 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,656 weeks have passed.
  • 1,001,980,800 seconds have passed since the August 8th, 1989.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,168,977,600 times.
  • Since August 8th, 1989, the earth has travelled approximately 517,022,092,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 166,996,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 86,170,349 steps. That's about 38,298 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,023,770 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

What does this date mean to you?

Leave a comment and tell everyone why August 8th, 1989 is important to you.

All comments are moderated before they are published. We may edit comments to correct misspellings and grammar. We may also remove or redact personal information.

Search for another date.

It looks like you have reached the end! Try searching for another date.



Random dates.

Feeling lucky? Take a look at the list of random dates below.


« Previous Day
7th of August, 1989
Next Day »
9th of August, 1989

© 2014-2021 BestOfDate.com