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December 8th, 1989.

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

31 years, 6 months and 3 days have passed since December 8th, 1989.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

Fictional event.

December 8th, 1989 relates to a fictional event in a movie, book, game or television series.

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

Music charts.

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
Play the top hits 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.

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The War of the Roses" was at the top of the box office on December 8th, 1989.

Take me back to December 8th, 1989!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is December 8th, 1989 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and 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. 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 "In the Heat of the Night", "Roseanne", "Quantum Leap" and "Family Matters". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tetris", "Gain Ground", "Mega Man 2" and "Super Mario Land".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Thomas the Tank Engine", "Married... with Children", "Adventures of the Little Koala" and "Noozles". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Cabbage Patch Kids, Big wheel (tricycle), Jenga and Polly Pocket.

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 December 8th, 1989.

  • The Velvet Revolution.

    The Velvet Revolution.

    During this time, popular demonstrations were being held against the one-party Communist regime in Czechoslovakia. These demonstrations eventually led to the end of 41 years of one-party rule in Czechoslovakia.

  • The Little Mermaid is showing at movie theaters.

    The Little Mermaid is showing at movie theaters.

    Disney's animated film "The Little Mermaid" was showing in movie theaters at this time.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 31 years, 6 months and 3 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 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 629078400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around December 8th, 1989.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • 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 that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 2.
  • 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.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

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.

Kid's TV shows on December 8th, 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
  • 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
  • Jenga
  • Micro Machines
  • Popples
  • 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.

  • The Revenge of Shinobi - Platform game by SEGA.
  • 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 December 8th, 1995 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 8th of December.

Holidays.

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

  • Immaculate Conception (Spain)

Weather on December 8th, 1989.

Historical 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.

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

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 8th, 1989.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about December 8th, 1989.

  • A total of 11,509 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,644 weeks have passed.
  • 994,374,000 seconds have passed since the December 8th, 1989.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,160,103,000 times.
  • Since December 8th, 1989, the earth has travelled approximately 513,096,984,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 165,729,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 85,516,164 steps. That's about 38,007 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,932,488 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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