October 27th, 1989

October 27th, 1989, fell on a Friday. It was day 300 of 1989. The decade was the 1980s.

30 years, 9 months and 10 days have passed since October 27th, 1989.


On This Date

Events that occurred on October 27th, 1989:

  • 14-year-old Melanie Melanson goes missing in Woburn, Massachusetts.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 27th, 1989:

  • United States: Miss You Much - Janet Jackson
  • United Kingdom: That's What I Like - Jive Bunny & Mastermixers

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Black Rain" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is October 27th, 1989 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. The summer is long gone and temperatures have started to become much cooler.

Halloween is just days away. 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. 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Knots Landing", "Magnum, P.I.", "The Cosby Show" and "The Wonder Years".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Gain Ground", "Mega Man 2" and "Golden Axe". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Alvin and the Chipmunks", "The Cosby Show", "Count Duckula" and "Saved by the Bell". Popular toys include the likes of "Speak & Spell", "Micro Machines", "Jenga" and "Polly Pocket".


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 October 27th, 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:

  • 30 years, 9 months and 10 days have passed since October 27th, 1989.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 43 of 1989.
  • Leap Year: 1989 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 27th, 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 625446000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around October 27th, 1989:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 27th, 1989, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
  • Native American Zodiac: October 27th, 1989 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

Television Shows

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

  • 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.

1989 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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"


1989 - Toys & Games

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

  • Polly Pocket
  • 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 27th of October:


Weather

Weather information for October 27th, 1989:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 14.0 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 55.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 13.11 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 14.83 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 October 27th, 1989.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on October 27th, 1989 was probably conceived around the 17th of January, 1989. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 27th, 1989 is the 6th of August, 1990. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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

  • 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.
  • Mega Man 2 - Second installment in the Mega Man series. Released on the NES.
  • 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 October 27th, 1989.

  • 11,241 days have passed since this date.
  • 971,222,400 seconds have passed since the October 27th, 1989.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,133,092,800 times.
  • Since October 27th, 1989, earth has travelled approximately 501,150,758,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 161,870,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 83,525,126 steps. That's about 37,122 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,654,669 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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