November 1989 calendar

November 1989

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in November 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 November 1989: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of November 1989?


  • 01 Nov 1989 Les Miserables, opens at Curran Theatre, San Francisco
  • 02 Nov 1989 Meet Me in St. Louis opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 253 performances
  • 03 Nov 1989 100s of Bulgarian demonstrate in Sofia for democratic rights
  • 04 Nov 1989 1st NBA game at Orlando Arena, Orlando Magic loses to New Jersey Nets, 111-106
  • 05 Nov 1989 Threepenny Opera opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • 06 Nov 1989 US marshals and FCC sieze pirate radio station WJPL in Brooklyn
  • 07 Nov 1989 In California, convicted murderer Richard Ramirez (the "Night Stalker") is sentenced to death.
  • 08 Nov 1989 Cubs Jerome Walton wins the NL Rookie of Year
  • 09 Nov 1989 East Berlin opens its borders
  • 10 Nov 1989 Bulgarian party President Todor Zjikov, resigns
  • 11 Nov 1989 Prince of Central Park closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 12 Nov 1989 Grand Hotel opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 1018 performances
  • 13 Nov 1989 Paul McCartney releases Figure of 8 andOu Est Le Soleil
  • 14 Nov 1989 Padres reliever Mark Davis wins NL Cy Young Award
  • 15 Nov 1989 Batman is released on video tape
  • 16 Nov 1989 Gypsy opens at St. James Theater NYC for 477 performances
  • 17 Nov 1989 Bret Saberhagen signs record $2,966,667 per year Kansas City Royals contract.
  • 18 Nov 1989 Penn is 1st to restrict abortions after Supreme Court gave states the right to do so
  • 20 Nov 1989 Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Robin Yount wins AL MVP
  • 21 Nov 1989 Law banning smoking on most domestic flights signed by President Bush
  • 22 Nov 1989 Aneta Kreglicka of Poland, 24, crowned 39th Miss World
  • 23 Nov 1989 Pilots Union give up sympathy strike against Eastern Airlines.
  • 24 Nov 1989 Elias Hrawi elected President of Lebanon
  • 26 Nov 1989 77th CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 43-40
  • 27 Nov 1989 George Harrison releases Cheer Down andPoor Little Girl
  • 28 Nov 1989 Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci flees to Hungary
  • 29 Nov 1989 India President Rajiv Gandhi, resigns
  • 30 Nov 1989 Deutsche Bank board member Alfred Herrhausen is killed by a Red Army Faction terrorist bomb.
  • 09 Nov 1989 Cold War: Fall of the Berlin Wall: East Germany opens checkpoints in the Berlin Wall, allowing its citizens to travel to West Berlin.
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Music charts

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

  1. - Listen To Your Heart
  2. - When I See You Smileyoutube
  3. - Blame It On The Rain
  4. - Cover Girl
  5. - We Didn't Start The Fire

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - All Around The World
  2. - You Got It (The Right Stuff)
  3. - Don't Know Much
  4. - Girl I'm Gonna Miss Youyoutube
  5. - Let's Party


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in November 1989?

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.

Head First by Norman Cousins

Head First


"An eloquent plea to two important emphases: better doctor-patient relationships and more patient involvement in the fight against disease. "--Melvin

I Want To Grow Hair, I Want To Grow Up, I Want To Go To Boise by Erma Bombeck

I Want To Grow Hair, I Want To Grow Up, I Want To Go To Boise


This book is about children who have survived cancer. America's favorite family writer shares the stories of children who are determined to beat the odds and live to drive.

The Eleventh Hour by Graeme Base

The Eleventh Hour


Horace, the elephant's eleventh birthday, celebrates with style by inviting his exotic friends along to a spectacular costume party. There is something more to the mystery, though.

My Turn by Nancy Reagan with William Novak

My Turn


These memoirs are Nancy Reagan's account of her role in Reagan's administration, the assassination attempt and their battles with cancer. They also discuss their family conflicts, personal betrayals, and their eight-year tenure in the White House.