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October 28, 1989

October 28, 1989, was a Saturday. It was 34 years, 7 months, and 23 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

Song charts

Popular songs

On October 28, 1989, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

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

The music charts on October 28, 1989

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Miss You Much - Janet Jackson
  • Sowing The Seeds Of Love - Tears For Fears
  • Listen To Your Heart - Roxette
  • Cover Girl - New Kids On The Block
  • Love In An Elevator - Aerosmith
Play the top songs 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

The top movie on this day was "Black Rain".

Facts

This date was 12,654 days ago. Approximately 422 months have passed. It was the 301st day of 1989, in week 43. The decade was the eighties. People born on this day are currently 34 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. 141 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to October 28, 1989

Let's go back to the eighties.

It is Saturday, October 28, 1989. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Scorpio. The work week is over and Saturday has finally come, so people are spending time with their kids, going to bars, shopping, playing video games, and watching sports.

The summer is long gone. Temperatures have become much cooler, and the evenings are beginning to get darker. There is a fresh, earthy scent in the air, and fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways, and sidewalks. Halloween 1989 is just days away. People are watching horror movies and thinking about which costume they are going to wear. Others are organizing parties.

In America, the song "Miss You Much" by Janet Jackson is at the top of the singles charts, while "That's What I Like" by Jive Bunny & Mastermixers is the number-one song in the UK. George W. Bush Snr. is the President of the United States, and the movie Black Rain 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Sammy Davis, Jr, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Roald Dahl would all still be alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "Only Fools and Horses", "The Cosby Show", and "My Two Dads". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Maniac Mansion ", "Mega Man 2", and "SimCity". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "ALF", "The World of David the Gnome", "The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh", and "Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers".

Popular toys at the moment include Speak & Spell, My Little Pony (figures), Transformers, and Mr Frosty.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on October 28, 1989.

  • The Sega Genesis.

    The Sega Genesis

    The Sega Genesis was one of the most popular video game consoles. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.
  • The Game Boy.

    The Game Boy

    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.
  • 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.
  • Best soccer players in the world.

    Best soccer players in the world

    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 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

    A new elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" became fashionable in the late 1980s.
  • Late 1980s fashion.

    Late 1980s fashion

    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

    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 have become a common household item.

    VCRs have become a common household item

    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.
  • 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 Duck Hunt, The Legend of Zelda, and Super Mario Bros.
  • The Commodore 64.

    The Commodore 64

    The Commodore 64 was dominating the home computer market.
  • Computers are replacing typewriters.

    Computers are replacing typewriters

    Desktop computers were beginning to replace typewriters in offices.
  • TV remotes.

    TV remotes

    Although TV remotes existed, many homes didn't have one. Infrared technology was still relatively new.
  • Wallpaper.

    Wallpaper

    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.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on October 28, 1989.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to October 28, 1989.

  • October 6, 1989:
    • American actress Bette Davis dies from cancer at the age of 81.
    • Castro Sweep: Members of the San Francisco Police Department instigate a riot following a peaceful demonstration by ACT UP.
  • October 22, 1989: Minnesota crime: 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling is abducted in Long Prairie, Minnesota.
  • October 23, 1989: Phil Collins releases the song "Another Day in Paradise".
  • October 25, 1989: Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor is sentenced to 3 days in jail for slapping a Beverly Hills police officer.
  • October 27, 1989: 14-year-old Melanie Melanson goes missing in Woburn, Massachusetts.
  • This date: October 28, 1989
  • November 7, 1989:
    • Serial killer Richard Ramirez is sentenced to death.
    • Anti-government protests force East German Prime Minister Willi Stoph and his cabinet to resign.
  • November 9, 1989: The fall of the Berlin Wall.
  • November 10, 1989: People begin to dismantle the Berlin Wall.
  • November 14, 1989: NWA rapper "The Doc" is involved in a serious car crash that crushes his larynx and permanently changes his voice.
  • November 17, 1989:
    • Disney's movie The Little Mermaid (1989) is released.
    • The Velvet Revolution begins as popular demonstrations take place against the one-party Communist regime in Czechoslovakia.
  • November 22, 1989:
    • Back to the Future Part II (1989) is released.
    • Lebanese President René Moawad is assassinated by a car bomb in Beirut.
  • November 26, 1989:
    • The first episode of "MTV Unplugged" airs on television.
    • The first episode of "America's Funniest Home Videos" is aired on ABC.
  • November 27, 1989: 107 people die when Pablo Escobar blows up Avianca Flight 203 in Colombia.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 28, 1989, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • 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 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 28, 1989 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

Late 1980s fashion

Photographs of late 1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Late 1980s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1989

In October 1989, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from October 1989.

Family Matters
Family Matters
Seinfeld
Seinfeld
Quantum Leap
Quantum Leap
Roseanne
Roseanne
In the Heat of the Night
In the Heat of the Night
The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Full House
Full House
My Two Dads
My Two Dads
21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street
Married... with Children
Married... with Children
Matlock
Matlock

Cars in 1989

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.

Cars in 1989.

Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on October 28, 1989

If you were a kid on October 28, 1989, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

Doogie Howser, M.D.
Doogie Howser, M.D.
Dink, the Little Dinosaur
Dink, the Little Dinosaur
Beetlejuice
Beetlejuice

Saved by the Bell
Saved by the Bell
Hey Dude
Hey Dude
Babar
Babar
Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers
Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers
Noozles
Noozles
Roseanne
Roseanne
Garfield and Friends
Garfield and Friends
Denver, the Last Dinosaur
Denver, the Last Dinosaur
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1989

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

Polly Pocket
Polly Pocket
The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
The Game Boy
The Game Boy
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures
The Ghostbusters Proton Pack
The Ghostbusters Proton Pack
Koosh Ball
Koosh Ball
Boglins (hand puppets)
Boglins (hand puppets)
Jenga
Jenga
Micro Machines
Micro Machines
Popples
Popples
Laser Tag
Laser Tag
The Nintendo Entertainment System
The Nintendo Entertainment System
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in October 1989.

Golden Axe 1989
Golden Axe
DuckTales 1989
DuckTales
Super Mario Land 1989
Super Mario Land
SimCity 1989
SimCity
Mega Man 2 1988
Mega Man 2
RoboCop 1988
RoboCop
Gain Ground 1988
Gain Ground
Altered Beast 1988
Altered Beast
Maniac Mansion
 1987
Maniac Mansion
Paperboy 1986
Paperboy
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar 1985
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
Tetris 1984
Tetris

Were you born on October 28, 1989?

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 October 28, 1995, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on October 28.

Caitlyn Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner

TV personality
Born on October 28, 1949
She turned 40 on this day in 1989.

Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Business magnate
Born on October 28, 1955
He turned 34 on this day in 1989.

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts

Actress
Born on October 28, 1967
She turned 22 on this day in 1989.

Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix

Actor
Born on October 28, 1974
He turned 15 on this day in 1989.

Gwendoline Christie

Gwendoline Christie

Actress
Born on October 28, 1978
She turned 11 on this day in 1989.

Matt Smith

Matt Smith

Actor
Born on October 28, 1982
He turned 7 on this day in 1989.

Edd Gould

Edd Gould

British animator Deceased
Born on October 28, 1988
He turned 1 on this day in 1989.

Cheslin Kolbe

Cheslin Kolbe

Rugby player
Born on October 28, 1993
He was born exactly 4 years after this date.

Maro Itoje

Maro Itoje

Rugby player
Born on October 28, 1994
He was born exactly 5 years after this date.

USA

US President

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on October 28, 1989.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 28, 1989 was most likely conceived around February 4, 1989.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 28, 1989 is close to July 21, 1990.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about October 28, 1989:

  • 12,654 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,807 weeks have passed.
  • 1,093,305,600 seconds have passed since October 28, 1989.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,275,523,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 564,145,689,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 182,217,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 94,024,282 steps. That's roughly 41,789 miles.
  • 13,119,667 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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