December 31st, 1989, fell on a Sunday. It was day 365 of 1989. The decade was the 1980s.
30 years, 7 months and 4 days have passed since December 31st, 1989.
December 31st, 1989 has been mentioned in a movie, book or television series:
Ghostbusters II (1989) - The Titanic arrives.
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. 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. 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 "Dallas", "Who's the Boss?", "21 Jump Street" and "Family Matters". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Missile Command", "Duck Hunt", "Tetris" and "Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Thomas the Tank Engine", "The Wonder Years", "Garfield and Friends" and "Doogie Howser, M.D.".
Popular toys include the likes of "Speak & Spell", "Big wheel (tricycle)", "Sylvanian Families" and "Micro Machines".
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.
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:
This date fell on a weekend.
30 years, 7 months and 4 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:
December 1st, 1989: National Lampoon's Winter Holiday (1989) is released in movie theaters.
December 11th, 1989: Bulgarian leader Petar Mladenov announces that the Communist Party in Bulgaria will abandon its monopoly on power.
George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on December 31st, 1989.
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).
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.
Gain Ground - Action-strategy arcade game.
Altered Beast - Beat 'em up arcade game.
- Graphic adventure game.
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar - Role-playing game.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about December 31st, 1989.
11,175 days have passed since this date.
965,516,400 seconds have passed since the December 31st, 1989.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,126,435,800 times.
Since December 31st, 1989, earth has travelled approximately 498,206,462,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 160,919,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 83,034,410 steps. That's about 36,904 miles!
Since this date, 11,586,197 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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