August 26th, 1989, was a Saturday. It was Day 238 of 1989. The decade was the Eighties.
33 years, 9 months, and 10 days have passed since August 26th, 1989.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.
People who were born on this exact date.
On August 26th, 1989, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.
The following singles were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:
The top movie on this date was "Parenthood".
Let's go back in time!
The date is August 26th, 1989, and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. People are currently 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 at the 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 the President of the United States, and the movie Parenthood 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. Nintendo has just released a handheld game console called the Game Boy. The Sega Genesis games console has just been released.
Baseball player Pete Rose has just agreed to a lifetime ban following allegations that he gambled on games. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Bette Davis, Sammy Davis, Jr, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Roald Dahl would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Sherlock Holmes", "The Cosby Show", "21 Jump Street", and "Roseanne".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Super Mario Bros. 3", "RoboCop", and "Mega Man 2". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Snorks", "Married... with Children", "Fireman Sam", and "The World of David the Gnome". Popular toys at the moment include Screwball Scramble, Turnin' Turbo Dashboard, Transformers, and Sylvanian Families.
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on August 26th, 1989.
The Sega Genesis was one of the most popular video game consoles. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.
A hand-held game console called the "Game Boy" was all the rage. The console boasted games such as Super Mario Land, Tetris, Donkey Kong, Kirby's Dream Land, and a number of Pokémon releases.
Motorola released the MicroTAC 9800x on April 25th, 1989. This is considered by many to be the first truly portable phone.
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.
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.
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.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1989.
Mikhail Gorbachev was named Time Person of the Year in 1989 after overseeing the Soviet Union's first free elections.
"Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler won a Grammy for 1989's Song of the Year.
A new elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" became fashionable in the late 1980s.
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.
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 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.
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 was dominating the home computer market.
Desktop computers were beginning to replace typewriters in offices.
Although TV remotes existed, many homes didn't have one. Infrared technology was still relatively new.
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.
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Television shows that people were watching in August 1989.
Comedy sitcom starring Jerry Seinfeld.
TV show about a scientist that finds himself inside the body of a different person each week.
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.
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean‑Luc Picard.
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.
Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.
TV show about a resourceful secret agent who can solve almost any problem using the mundane objects around him.
The Golden Girls
Television series about four mature women who live together in Miami, Florida.
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 baseball player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.
The Cosby Show
American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.
Starring Jeremy Brett.
Sitcom about a night court in Manhattan.
BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.
Sitcom starring Ted Danson.
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.
Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.
American soap opera.
Last of the Summer Wine
British sitcom about three senior citizens in the Yorkshire Dales.
Crime drama television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo.
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1989.
Saved by the Bell
Garfield and Friends
Denver, the Last Dinosaur
The Wonder Years
The World of David the Gnome
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Adventures of the Little Koala
21 Jump Street
Married... with Children
The Real Ghostbusters
The Care Bears
Adventures of the Gummi Bears
Thomas the Tank Engine
The Cosby Show
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
The Bugs Bunny Show
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1989.
The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
The Game Boy
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures
The Ghostbusters Proton Pack
Boglins (hand puppets)
The Nintendo Entertainment System
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Turnin' Turbo Dashboard
My Little Pony (figures)
The Big Wheel (tricycle)
Cabbage Patch Kids
Speak & Spell
Water Ring Toss
Popular video games that people were playing in August of 1989.
Super Mario Land
Released for the Game Boy.
A city-building simulation game developed by Maxis.
Mega Man 2
Second installment in the Mega Man series. Released on the NES.
Released for arcade, the Amstrad, the NES and the Spectrum.
Super Mario Bros. 3
Platform video game that was published on the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Action-strategy arcade game.
Beat 'em up arcade game.
Graphic adventure game.
Action game where the player takes control of a paperboy.
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
Tile-matching puzzle video game.
Light gun shooter game.
Arcade game developed by Atari.
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 August 26th, 1995, instead.
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Historical weather information for August 26th, 1989.
George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on August 26th, 1989.
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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