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November 5th, 1989.

November 5th, 1989, was a Sunday. It was day 309 of 1989. The decade was the 1980s.

31 years, 8 months and 24 days have passed since November 5th, 1989.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on November 5th, 1989.

  • United States: Listen To Your Heart - Roxette
  • United Kingdom: That's What I Like - Jive Bunny & Mastermixers
Play the top hits from 1989.
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Black Rain

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Black Rain" was at the top of the box office on November 5th, 1989.

Take me back to November 5th, 1989!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is November 5th, 1989 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder. In America, the song Listen To Your Heart by Roxette 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 "Only Fools and Horses", "Star Trek: The Next Generation", "Roseanne" and "Seinfeld". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Altered Beast", "Mega Man 2" and "Golden Axe".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Wonder Years", "Count Duckula", "Garfield and Friends" and "Hey Dude". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Speak & Spell, Big wheel (tricycle), Sylvanian Families and the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive.

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 November 5th, 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.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 31 years, 8 months and 24 days have passed since November 5th, 1989.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 44 of 1989.
  • Leap Year: 1989 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on November 5th, 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 626227200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around November 5th, 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.
  • October 23rd, 1989: Phil Collins releases the song "Another Day in Paradise".
  • 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.
  • This date: November 5th, 1989
  • 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.
  • November 27th, 1989: 107 people die when Pablo Escobar blows up Avianca Flight 203 in Colombia.
  • November 29th, 1989: Communist rule ends in Czechoslovakia.
  • December 1st, 1989: National Lampoon's Winter Holiday (1989) is released in movie theaters.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 5th, 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 Libra.
  • 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 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: November 5th, 1989 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
  • Birth flower (November): The Chrysanthemum.

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 November 5th, 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.
  • 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 November 5th, 1995 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on November 5th.

Ike Turner

Musician.
Born on November 5th, 1931
He turned 58 on this day in 1989.

Kris Jenner

Media personality.
Born on November 5th, 1955
She turned 34 on this day in 1989.

Bryan Adams

Singer.
Born on November 5th, 1959
He turned 30 on this day in 1989.

AuronPlay

Spanish Youtube personality.
Born on November 5th, 1988
He turned 1 on this day in 1989.

Virat Kohli

Indian cricketer.
Born on November 5th, 1988
He turned 1 on this day in 1989.

Weather on November 5th, 1989.

Historical weather information for November 5th, 1989.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.5 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 48.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 8.94 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 6.11 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.51cm.

US President.

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on November 5th, 1989.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on November 5th, 1989.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on November 5th, 1989 was most likely conceived around the 26th of January, 1989.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 5th, 1989 is close to the 15th of August, 1990.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about November 5th, 1989.

  • A total of 11,590 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,655 weeks have passed.
  • 1,001,372,400 seconds have passed since the November 5th, 1989.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,168,267,800 times.
  • Since November 5th, 1989, the earth has travelled approximately 516,708,158,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 166,895,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 86,118,026 steps. That's about 38,275 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,016,469 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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