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December 31st, 1989

December 31st, 1989, fell on a Sunday. It was day 365 of 1989. The decade was the 1980s.

30 years, 9 months and 24 days have passed since December 31st, 1989.



Fictional Date

December 31st, 1989 has been mentioned in a movie, book or television series:

  • Ghostbusters II (1989) - The Titanic arrives.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 31st, 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 31st, 1989 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

It's News Years Eve and everyone is looking forward to what the year 1990 will bring them. The start of a new decade has everyone excited. 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 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. In Europe, Romanian communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu has just been overthrown and executed. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Knots Landing", "The Golden Girls", "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Family Matters".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tetris", "Maniac Mansion ", "Gain Ground" and "Super Mario Land". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Muppet Babies", "Thomas the Tank Engine", "Married... with Children" and "Roseanne". Popular toys include the likes of "Speak & Spell", "Cabbage Patch Kids", "Big wheel (tricycle)" and "Sega Genesis / Mega Drive".


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 31st, 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.

  • 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.

  • Mikhail Gorbachev.

    Mikhail Gorbachev was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1989 after overseeing the Soviet Union's first free elections.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Driving Miss Daisy

    "Driving Miss Daisy" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1989.

  • 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

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 30 years, 9 months and 24 days have passed since December 31st, 1989.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 52 of 1989.
  • Leap Year: 1989 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 31st, 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 631065600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 31st, 1989:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 31st, 1989, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1989 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 31st, 1989 falls under the Goose.
  • 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.

"The Simpsons" - "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 31st of December:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 31st of December:

  • New Year's Eve

Weather

Weather information for December 31st, 1989:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.0 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 37.8 degrees Fahrenheit. 3.22 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 3.81cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 3.39 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on December 31st, 1989.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 31st, 1989 was probably conceived around the 23rd of March, 1989. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 31st, 1989 is the 10th of October, 1990. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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.
  • 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 - City-building simulation game developed by Maxis.
  • SimCity - A city-building game that was released for the Macintosh computer.
  • Gain Ground - Action-strategy arcade game.
  • Altered Beast - Beat 'em up arcade game.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 31st, 1989.

  • 11,256 days have passed since this date.
  • 972,518,400 seconds have passed since the December 31st, 1989.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,134,604,800 times.
  • Since December 31st, 1989, earth has travelled approximately 501,819,494,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 162,086,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 83,636,582 steps. That's about 37,172 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,670,221 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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