August 20th, 1989, fell on a Sunday. It was day 232 of 1989. The decade was the 1980s.
31 years, 5 months and 2 days have passed since August 20th, 1989.
On This Date
Events that occurred on August 20th, 1989:
Infamous murder case: Lyle and Erik Menendez shoot their wealthy parents to death.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 20th, 1989:
United States: Right Here Waiting - Richard Marx
United Kingdom: Swing The Mood - Jive Bunny & Mastermixers
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Parenthood" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is August 20th, 1989 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.
The summer of 1989 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner. 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 Parenthood 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. The Sega Genesis games console has just been released.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "Who's the Boss?", "Murder, She Wrote", "The Equalizer" and "Roseanne". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Missile Command", "Mega Man 2", "SimCity" and "Super Mario Land". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Bugs Bunny Show", "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Full House" and "Saved by the Bell".
Popular toys include the likes of "Water Ring Toss", "Cabbage Patch Kids", "Game Boy" and "Sega Genesis / Mega Drive".
News Topics, Fads & Culture
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on August 20th, 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 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 and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
31 years, 5 months and 2 days have passed since August 20th, 1989.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 1989.
Leap Year: 1989 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on August 20th, 1989, will be 31 years of age.
People born in 1989 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 619570800.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around August 20th, 1989:
George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 20th, 1989?
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on August 20th, 1989 was probably conceived around the 10th of November, 1988. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 20th, 1989 is the 30th of May, 1990. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about August 20th, 1989.
11,478 days have passed since this date.
991,702,800 seconds have passed since the August 20th, 1989.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,156,986,600 times.
Since August 20th, 1989, earth has travelled approximately 511,718,644,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 165,283,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 85,286,441 steps. That's about 37,905 miles!
Since this date, 11,900,434 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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