November 6, 1989

November 6, 1989, was a Monday. It was 34 years, 6 months, and 11 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.


Born on November 6, 1989

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Music charts

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on November 6, 1989:

  • United States: "When I See You Smile" by Bad English
  • United Kingdom: "All Around The World" by Lisa Stansfield

The Billboard Hot 100 on November 6, 1989

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Listen To Your Heart - Roxette
  • Cover Girl - New Kids On The Block
  • Miss You Much - Janet Jackson
  • Sowing The Seeds Of Love - Tears For Fears
  • When I See You Smile - Bad English
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 at the box office

The movie "Black Rain" was at the top of the box office on November 6, 1989.


This date was 12,612 days ago. Approximately 420 months have passed. It was the 310th day of 1989, in week 45. The decade was the eighties. People born on this day are currently 34 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. The Earth has experienced 140 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to November 6, 1989

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Monday, November 6, 1989. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. The weekend has just passed, so some people are feeling a bit down. Others are tired after partying too much.

It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder. In America, the song "When I See You Smile" by Bad English is at the top of the singles charts, while "All Around The World" by Lisa Stansfield 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 "Who's the Boss?", "The Golden Girls", "MacGyver", and "Quantum Leap". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tetris", "Mega Man 2", "Super Mario Land", and "Golden Axe".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Postman Pat", "Thomas the Tank Engine", "The Wonder Years", and "Noozles". Popular toys at the moment include Operation, Screwball Scramble, Laser Tag, and Popples.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on November 6, 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 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 November 6, 1989.

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to November 6, 1989.

  • 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: November 6, 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.
  • November 28, 1989: In response to widespread protests, the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia agrees to give up power.
  • November 29, 1989: Communist rule ends in Czechoslovakia.
  • December 1, 1989: National Lampoon's Winter Holiday (1989) is released in movie theaters.
  • December 6, 1989: 14 women are killed after Marc Lépine goes on a shooting spree at the École Polytechnique engineering school in Montreal, Canada.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 6, 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 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: November 6, 1989 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
  • Birth flower (November): The Chrysanthemum.

Late 1980s fashion

Photographs of late 1980s fashion and hairstyles.

Late 1980s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1989

The following TV shows were popular in November 1989:

TV shows from November 1989.

Family Matters
Family Matters
Quantum Leap
Quantum Leap
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

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 November 6, 1989

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1989:

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

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

Popular toys and games in 1989

Toys and games that were popular in 1989:

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)
Micro Machines
Micro Machines
Laser Tag
Laser Tag
The Nintendo Entertainment System
The Nintendo Entertainment System
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in November 1989.

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

Were you born on November 6, 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 November 6, 1995, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on November 6.

Rebecca Schaeffer

Rebecca Schaeffer

Actress and model Deceased
Born on November 6, 1967
She was not alive on this date.

Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke

Born on November 6, 1970
He turned 19 on this day in 1989.

Thandie Newton

Thandie Newton

Born on November 6, 1972
She turned 17 on this day in 1989.

Pat Tillman

Pat Tillman

American Football player Deceased
Born on November 6, 1976
He turned 13 on this day in 1989.

Emma Stone

Emma Stone

Born on November 6, 1988
She turned 1 on this day in 1989.


US President

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on November 6, 1989.


UK Prime Minister

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on November 6, 1989 was most likely conceived around February 13, 1989.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 6, 1989 is close to July 30, 1990.

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Stats for November 6, 1989


Here are some interesting statistics about November 6, 1989:

  • 12,612 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,801 weeks have passed.
  • 1,089,673,200 seconds have passed since November 6, 1989.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,271,285,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 562,271,371,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 181,612,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 93,711,895 steps. That's roughly 41,650 miles.
  • 13,076,078 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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