August 20th, 1989

August 20th, 1989, fell on a Sunday. It was day 232 of 1989. The decade was the 1980s.

30 years, 10 months and 23 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.


Music Singles

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. 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.

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 "Columbo.", "Charles in Charge", "Married... with Children" and "Saved by the Bell". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Missile Command", "Duck Hunt", "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar" and "Altered Beast". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Smurfs", "Full House", "Garfield and Friends" and "Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers".

Popular toys include the likes of "Speak & Spell", "My Little Pony (figures)", "Pound Puppies" and "Transformers".


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.

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 30 years, 10 months and 23 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 30 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:

  • July 28th, 1989: Release date of the movie Turner & Hooch (1989).
  • July 31st, 1989: The first Game Boy 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.
  • August 18th, 1989: Colombian politician Luis Carlos Galan is assassinated by drug cartels.
  • 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.
  • September 8th, 1989: Kickboxer (1989), starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, is released in movie theaters.
  • September 19th, 1989: 170 passengers and crew are killed when a bomb detonates on UTA Flight 772.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 20th, 1989, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1989 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 20th, 1989 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Saved by the Bell - Comedy series about a group of friends in high school.
  • 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.

1989 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1989.

"Saved by the Bell" - "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"


1989 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1989:

  • Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
  • 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
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 20th of August:


Weather

Weather information for August 20th, 1989:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 22.0 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 67.8 degrees Fahrenheit. 19.89 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.78cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 20.78 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on August 20th, 1989.

Conception Dates

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).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Super Mario Land - Released for the Game Boy.
  • SimCity - A city-building game that was released for the Macintosh computer.
  • 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 20th, 1989.

  • 11,284 days have passed since this date.
  • 974,937,600 seconds have passed since the August 20th, 1989.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,137,427,200 times.
  • Since August 20th, 1989, earth has travelled approximately 503,067,801,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 162,489,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 83,844,634 steps. That's about 37,264 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,699,251 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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