October 17th, 1989, was a Tuesday. It was day 290 of 1989. The decade was the 1980s.
32 years, 7 months and 4 days have passed since October 17th, 1989.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.
People who were born on this exact date.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 17th, 1989.
The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The movie "Black Rain" was at the top of the box office on October 17th, 1989.
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 17th, 1989.
The Sega Genesis was one of the most popular video games console during this period. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.
During this time, a hand-held games 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 as the 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.
In the late 1980s, a new elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" started to become fashionable.
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.
In the late 1980s, waterbeds reached their height in popularity. 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.
From the mid-80s onward, VCRs started to become a common household item. 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 the likes of Duck Hunt, The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros.
The Commodore 64 dominated the home computer market during this period.
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, wallpaper was extremely common in people's homes. It wasn't until the mid-late 1980s that "modernism" started to creep in.
Basic facts and information about this date.
Notable events that occurred around October 17th, 1989.
Zodiac & Birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching on this date.
Sitcom starring Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Otis Winslow.
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.
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.
Doogie Howser, M.D.
Dink, the Little Dinosaur
Saved by the Bell
Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers
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
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)
Big wheel (tricycle)
Cabbage Patch Kids
Speak & Spell
Water Ring Toss
Popular video games that people were playing on this date.
Conan the Barbarian-style beat 'em-up game.
Originally released for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
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.
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on October 17th.
Historical weather information for October 17th, 1989.
George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on October 17th, 1989.
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 17th, 1989.
Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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