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October 23rd, 1989.

October 23rd, 1989, was a Monday. It was day 296 of 1989. The decade was the 1980s.

31 years, 9 months and 7 days have passed since October 23rd, 1989.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

On this day.

What happened on October 23rd, 1989?

  • Phil Collins releases the song "Another Day in Paradise".

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 23rd, 1989.

  • United States: Miss You Much - Janet Jackson
  • United Kingdom: That's What I Like - Jive Bunny & Mastermixers
Play the top hits from 1989.
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.
Black Rain

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Black Rain" was at the top of the box office on October 23rd, 1989.

Take me back to October 23rd, 1989!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is October 23rd, 1989 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. 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. Halloween of 1989 is quickly approaching and stores are selling costumes and decorations. In America, the song Miss You Much by Janet Jackson is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, That's What I Like 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 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", "Knots Landing", "Cheers" and "Who's the Boss?".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Maniac Mansion ", "Altered Beast", "Super Mario Land" and "Golden Axe". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Muppet Babies", "Adventures of the Little Koala", "Count Duckula" and "Garfield and Friends". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Easy-Bake Oven, Sylvanian Families, the Ghostbusters Proton Pack 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 23rd, 1989.

  • The Sega Genesis.

    The Sega Genesis.

    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.

  • The Game Boy.

    The Game Boy.

    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.

  • The MicroTAC 9800x.

    The MicroTAC 9800x.

    Motorola released the MicroTAC 9800x on April 25th, 1989. This is considered by many to be the first truly portable phone.

  • 1989 in music.

    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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1989?

    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 movies.

    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 football players 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.

  • Driving Miss Daisy.

    Driving Miss Daisy.

    "Driving Miss Daisy" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1989.

  • Mikhail Gorbachev.

    Mikhail Gorbachev.

    Mikhail Gorbachev was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1989 after overseeing the Soviet Union's first free elections.

  • Bette Midler - "Wind Beneath My Wings"

    Bette Midler - "Wind Beneath My Wings"

    "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler won a Grammy for 1989's Song of the Year.

  • The Scrunchie is becoming fashionable.

    The Scrunchie is becoming fashionable.

    In the late 1980s, a new elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" started to become fashionable.

  • Late 1980s fashion.

    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.

  • People are buying waterbeds.

    People are buying waterbeds.

    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.

  • VCRs have become a common household item.

    VCRs have become a common household item.

    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.

  • The Nintendo Entertainment System.

    The Nintendo Entertainment System.

    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.

    The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64 dominated the home computer market during this period.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 31 years, 9 months and 7 days have passed since October 23rd, 1989.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 43 of 1989.
  • Leap Year: 1989 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 23rd, 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 625100400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around October 23rd, 1989.

  • October 6th, 1989: American actress Bette Davis dies from cancer at the age of 81.
  • October 22nd, 1989: Minnesota crime: 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling is abducted in Long Prairie, Minnesota.
  • This date: October 23rd, 1989
  • October 25th, 1989: Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor is sentenced to 3 days in jail for slapping a Beverly Hills police officer.
  • October 27th, 1989: 14-year-old Melanie Melanson goes missing in Woburn, Massachusetts.
  • November 7th, 1989: Serial killer Richard Ramirez is sentenced to death.
  • November 9th, 1989: The fall of the Berlin Wall.
  • November 14th, 1989: NWA rapper "The Doc" is involved in a serious car crash that crushes his larynx and permanently changes his voice.
  • November 17th, 1989: Disney's movie The Little Mermaid (1989) is released.
  • November 17th, 1989: The Velvet Revolution begins as popular demonstrations take place against the one-party Communist regime in Czechoslovakia.
  • November 22nd, 1989: Back to the Future Part II (1989) is released.

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 23rd, 1989, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • 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: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1989 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 23rd, 1989 falls under the Snake.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Matlock - Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.
  • ALF - Sitcom about an alien called ALF.
  • MacGyver - 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 player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.

Kid's TV shows on October 23rd, 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
  • Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures
  • The Ghostbusters Proton Pack
  • Jenga
  • Micro Machines
  • Popples
  • Laser Tag
  • 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.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out October 23rd, 1995 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on October 23rd.

Pele

Brazilian soccer player.
Born on October 23rd, 1940
He turned 49 on this day in 1989.

Weird Al Yankovic

Singer.
Born on October 23rd, 1959
He turned 30 on this day in 1989.

Nancy Grace

Television host.
Born on October 23rd, 1959
She turned 30 on this day in 1989.

Ryan Reynolds

Actor.
Born on October 23rd, 1976
He turned 13 on this day in 1989.

Emilia Clarke

Actress.
Born on October 23rd, 1986
She turned 3 on this day in 1989.

Fabinho

Soccer player.
Born on October 23rd, 1993
He was born exactly 4 years after this date.

Amandla Stenberg

Actress.
Born on October 23rd, 1998
She was born exactly 9 years after this date.

Weather on October 23rd, 1989.

Historical weather information for October 23rd, 1989.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 13.4 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 48.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 9.11 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 14.06 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 3.3cm.

US President.

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on October 23rd, 1989.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 23rd, 1989.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 23rd, 1989 was most likely conceived around the 13th of January, 1989.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 23rd, 1989 is close to the 2nd of August, 1990.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about October 23rd, 1989.

  • A total of 11,603 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,657 weeks have passed.
  • 1,002,499,200 seconds have passed since the October 23rd, 1989.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,169,582,400 times.
  • Since October 23rd, 1989, the earth has travelled approximately 517,289,587,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 167,083,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 86,214,931 steps. That's about 38,318 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,029,990 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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