December 8th, 1989

December 8th, 1989, fell on a Friday. It was day 342 of 1989. The decade was the 1980s.

30 years, 9 months and 10 days have passed since December 8th, 1989.



Fictional Date

December 8th, 1989 has been mentioned in a movie, book or television series:

  • Coronation Street character Alan Bradley is fatally hit by a tram.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 8th, 1989:

  • United States: We Didn't Start The Fire - Billy Joel
  • United Kingdom: You Got It - New Kids on the Block

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "The War of the Roses" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is December 8th, 1989 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. The Christmas season of 1989 has just started.

In America, the song We Didn't Start The Fire by Billy Joel is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, You Got It by New Kids on the Block is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Snr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie The War of the Roses 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 "Columbo.", "Dallas", "The Wonder Years" and "Seinfeld". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Missile Command", "Duck Hunt", "Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar" and "Super Mario Land".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Alvin and the Chipmunks", "Married... with Children", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Count Duckula". Popular toys include the likes of "Easy-Bake Oven", "Cabbage Patch Kids", "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 December 8th, 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.

  • The Velvet Revolution

    Popular demonstrations are held against the one-party Communist regime in Czechoslovakia. These demonstrations eventually lead to the end of 41 years of one-party rule in Czechoslovakia.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 30 years, 9 months and 10 days have passed since December 8th, 1989.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 49 of 1989.
  • Leap Year: 1989 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 8th, 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 629078400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 8th, 1989:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 8th, 1989, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Ophiuchus.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1989 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 8th, 1989 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.

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" - "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 8th of December:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 8th of December:

  • Immaculate Conception (Spain)

Weather

Weather information for December 8th, 1989:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 7.8 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 17.7 degrees Fahrenheit. -7.94 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 5.94 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.25cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on December 8th, 1989.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 8th, 1989 was probably conceived around the 28th of February, 1989. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 8th, 1989 is the 17th of September, 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 December 8th, 1989.

  • 11,243 days have passed since this date.
  • 971,391,600 seconds have passed since the December 8th, 1989.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,133,290,200 times.
  • Since December 8th, 1989, earth has travelled approximately 501,238,065,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 161,898,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 83,539,678 steps. That's about 37,129 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,656,699 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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