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October 13th, 1989.

October 13th, 1989, was a Friday. It was day 286 of 1989. The decade was the 1980s.

31 years, 6 months and 27 days have passed since October 13th, 1989.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

Born on October 13th, 1989.

People who were born on this exact date.

  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: US politician.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 13th, 1989.

  • United States: Miss You Much - Janet Jackson
  • United Kingdom: Ride On Time - Black Box

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Black Rain" was at the top of the box office on October 13th, 1989.

Take me back to October 13th, 1989!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is October 13th, 1989 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker. Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. In America, the song Miss You Much by Janet Jackson is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Ride On Time by Black Box is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Snr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Black Rain 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 "Dallas", "Magnum, P.I.", "Married... with Children" and "Saved by the Bell".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar", "Super Mario Bros. 3", "SimCity" and "Super Mario Land". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Thomas the Tank Engine", "Growing Pains", "Married... with Children" and "Babar". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Easy-Bake Oven, Speak & Spell, Jenga 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 October 13th, 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, 6 months and 27 days have passed since October 13th, 1989.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 41 of 1989.
  • Leap Year: 1989 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 13th, 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 624236400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around October 13th, 1989.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 13th, 1989, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1989 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 13th, 1989 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

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.

  • Family Matters - Sitcom starring Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Otis Winslow.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on October 13th, 1989.

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

  • Doogie Howser, M.D.
  • 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
  • Thomas the Tank Engine
  • The Cosby Show
  • Muppet Babies
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks
  • Danger Mouse
  • The Smurfs
  • Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Popular toys and games in 1989.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1989.

  • Polly Pocket
  • The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
  • 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.

  • Golden Axe - Conan the Barbarian-style beat 'em-up game.
  • 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 13th of October.

Weather on October 13th, 1989.

Historical weather information for October 13th, 1989.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 13.0 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a windy day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 55.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 12.83 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 13 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.25cm.

US President.

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on October 13th, 1989.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 13th, 1989.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 13th, 1989 was most likely conceived around the 3rd of January, 1989.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 13th, 1989 is close to the 23rd of July, 1990.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about October 13th, 1989.

  • A total of 11,531 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,647 weeks have passed.
  • 996,278,400 seconds have passed since the October 13th, 1989.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,162,324,800 times.
  • Since October 13th, 1989, the earth has travelled approximately 514,079,654,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 166,046,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 85,679,942 steps. That's about 38,080 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,955,341 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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