December 21st, 1989, fell on a Thursday. It was day 355 of 1989. The decade was the 1980s.
31 years, 2 months and 7 days have passed since December 21st, 1989.
On This Date
Events that occurred on December 21st, 1989:
Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu gives his final speech, during which he is booed and forced to retreat.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 21st, 1989:
United States: Another Day In Paradise - Phil Collins
United Kingdom: Do They Know It's Christmas - Band Aid II
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 21st, 1989 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. Christmas Day of 1989 is fast approaching and the excitement is building. Department stores are thronged with Christmas shoppers.
In America, the song Another Day In Paradise by Phil Collins is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Do They Know It's Christmas by Band Aid II 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.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "Columbo.", "Murder, She Wrote", "Seinfeld" and "Saved by the Bell". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Altered Beast", "SimCity" and "The Revenge of Shinobi". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Danger Mouse", "Growing Pains", "DuckTales" and "Noozles".
If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Big wheel (tricycle)", "Transformers", "Micro Machines" 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 21st, 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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
The fall of Nicolae Ceausescu.
During this period, Romanian communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu lost power and was summarily executed. During a mass meeting on the 21st of December, 1989, Ceausescu was booed and forced to retreat inside. The following the day, he and his wife fled by helicopter. On Christmas day in 1989, Ceausescu and his wife were executed after a quick show trial by the military.
Basic facts and information about this date:
31 years, 2 months and 7 days have passed since December 21st, 1989.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 51 of 1989.
Leap Year: 1989 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on December 21st, 1989, will be 31 years of age.
People born in 1989 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 630201600.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around December 21st, 1989:
George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 21st, 1989?
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on December 21st, 1989 was probably conceived around the 13th of March, 1989. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 21st, 1989 is the 30th of September, 1990. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about December 21st, 1989.
11,392 days have passed since this date.
984,268,800 seconds have passed since the December 21st, 1989.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,148,313,600 times.
Since December 21st, 1989, earth has travelled approximately 507,882,700,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 164,044,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 84,647,117 steps. That's about 37,621 miles!
Since this date, 11,811,226 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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