June 1989 calendar

June 1989

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in June 1989.
The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on June 1989: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 1989?


  • 01 Jun 1989 62nd National Spelling Bee: Scott Isaacs wins spelling spoliator
  • 02 Jun 1989 Dead Poets Society starring Robin Williams, premieres
  • 03 Jun 1989 Leaking pipe of Asha, USSR causes 2 trains to catch fire; 460 die
  • 04 Jun 1989 Gas explodes near 2 passenger trains in the USSR, kills 100s
  • 05 Jun 1989 23rd Music City News Country Awards: R Van Shelton and Randy Travis
  • 06 Jun 1989 Mets turn their 1st triple play in 7 years but lose to Cubs 8-4
  • 07 Jun 1989 1st Baseball game to start outdoors and end indoors, as Toronto Blue Jays stadium closes roof during game at 8:48, and beat Brewers 4-2
  • 09 Jun 1989 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, premieres in USA
  • 10 Jun 1989 Tales From The Crypt, TV Anthology, debuts on HBO
  • 11 Jun 1989 7th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Orville Moody
  • 12 Jun 1989 Doctor Doctor, TV Comedy starring Matt Frewer, debuts on CBS-TV
  • 13 Jun 1989 43rd NBA Championship: Detroit Pistons sweeps LA Lakers in 4 games
  • 14 Jun 1989 Queen Elizabeth II knights Ronald Reagan
  • 15 Jun 1989 Ronald Reagan is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
  • 16 Jun 1989 Ghostbusters II premieres
  • 17 Jun 1989 US beats Guatemala 2-1, in third round of 1990 world soccer cup.
  • 18 Jun 1989 Starmites closes at Criter Ctr SR Theater NYC after 60 performances
  • 19 Jun 1989 Mets Dwight Gooden wins his 100th game
  • 21 Jun 1989 Carlton Fisk becomes AL catcher HR hitter, 307th at Yankee stadium
  • 23 Jun 1989 Movie Batman premieres
  • 24 Jun 1989 Cards Vince Coleman steals record 39th and 40th consecutive bases
  • 25 Jun 1989 Day By Day, last airs on NBC-TV
  • 26 Jun 1989 Canada updates coins with a new potrait of the Queen
  • 27 Jun 1989 The current international treaty defending indigenous peoples, ILO 169 convention, is adopted.
  • 28 Jun 1989 The 600th anniversary of the Battle of Kosovo. Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic delivers the Gazimestan speech at the site of the historic battle.
  • 29 Jun 1989 Emmy 16th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 10th time
  • 30 Jun 1989 Les Miserables, opens at Theatre Muzyczyny, Gdynia
  • 04 Jun 1989 In the 1989 Iranian Supreme Leader election, Ali Khamenei is elected as the new Supreme Leader of Iran after the death and funeral of Ruhollah Khomeini.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in June 1989?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Rock Onyoutube
  2. - Wind Beneath My Wingsyoutube
  3. - I'll Be Loving You (Forever)
  4. - Satisfiedyoutube
  5. - Baby Don't Forget My Numberyoutube

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Sealed With A Kiss
  2. - Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)
  3. - You'll Never Stop Me From Loving You
  4. - The Best Of Me
  5. - London Nights


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in June 1989?

The Temple Of My Familiar by Alice Walker

The Temple Of My Familiar


The Temple of My Familiar was first published by Alice Walker in 1990. It spent over four months on The New York Times Bestseller List.

Capital Crimes by Lawrence Sanders

Capital Crimes


This is a story about crime at the top of the pyramid, the White House. A crazy faith-healer infiltrates government and threatens western civilization as we know.

A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking

A Brief History Of Time


Stephen Hawking is known as one of the greatest theoretical physicists since Einstein. This landmark book shares Hawking's brilliant intellect with all nonscientists, and guides us expertly.

Star by Danielle Steel



Crystal Wyatt, a young, innocent, and strikingly beautiful girl, was a outcast. She was resentful of her father and shared a deep affection for their California ranch.

Stranger In Savannah by Eugenia Price

Stranger In Savannah


The New York Times Bestseller