December 22nd, 1989, fell on a Friday. It was day 356 of 1989. The decade was the 1980s.
30 years, 6 months and 22 days have passed since December 22nd, 1989.
On This Date
Events that occurred on December 22nd, 1989:
Romania: The communist dictatorship of Nicolae Ceausescu is ended. Ceausescu flees his palace by helicopter.
Born On This Date
People who were born on this exact date:
Born on this exact date: Jordin Sparks: Singer.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 22nd, 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 "Christmas Vacation" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is December 22nd, 1989 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. 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 Christmas Vacation 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 "Magnum, P.I.", "The Cosby Show", "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Maniac Mansion
", "Gain Ground", "Mega Man 2" and "Batman: The Video Game".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Cosby Show", "Growing Pains", "ALF" and "Garfield and Friends". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Speak & Spell", "Pound Puppies", "Popples" 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 22nd, 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.
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.
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:
30 years, 6 months and 22 days have passed since December 22nd, 1989.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 51 of 1989.
Leap Year: 1989 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on December 22nd, 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 630288000.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around December 22nd, 1989:
George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on December 22nd, 1989.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on December 22nd, 1989 was probably conceived around the 14th of March, 1989. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 22nd, 1989 is the 1st of October, 1990. (Rough Estimate).
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Batman: The Video Game - Released on the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse - Released on the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Herzog Zwei - Real-time strategy video game for the 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.
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.
- Graphic adventure game.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about December 22nd, 1989.
11,162 days have passed since this date.
964,393,200 seconds have passed since the December 22nd, 1989.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,125,125,400 times.
Since December 22nd, 1989, earth has travelled approximately 497,626,891,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 160,732,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 82,937,815 steps. That's about 36,861 miles!
Since this date, 11,572,718 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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