1989: On This Year


1989 (MCMLXXXIX in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1989th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 1989 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 1989 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 1989, who was Time's Person of the Year in 1989, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 1989, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 1989, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 1989.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 1989 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.


What was 1989 known for ?

  • In 1989, the Western world watched as George HW Bush received the presidential torch from Ronald Reagan. At the time the former took office, the world had reached population of roughly 5.2 billion.
  • Amongst a sea of babies named Mike and Jessica, the world welcomed famous people like Chris Brown, Daniel Radcliffe, and Taylor Swift. On the other hand, some well-known people passed from this earth. Included amongst their numbers were Salvador Dali, Hirohito (the Emperor of Japan), Ted Bundy, Lucille Ball, and Bette Davis.
  • John Grisham kept millions on the edge of their seats, and himself on the top of the best-selling list, with the premiere of A Time to Kill. Meanwhile, at the movies, Batman and Dead Poets Society smashed box office records. Power through the rest of this write-up to discover how 1979 helped preserve peace, permanently changed our ocean’s landscape, and opened the world of advertising to Spanish-speaking people all across the globe.
  • Some notable things happened for the first time in 1989. A heterosexual couple reported their contracting of AIDs. The world’s first Spanish commercial was aired on American television and the first stamp dedicated to gay and lesbian Americans was unveiled. The former communist country, the USSR, happened to see free elections for the first time in decades. Lastly, this year saw the day the USA tested its first stealth bomber.
  • Two key tragedies across the world set 1989 apart: the massacre at Tiananmen Square and the horrific environmental-catastrophe that was the Exxon-Valdez oil spill. To end this paragraph on a positive note, 1989 also saw 140 countries band together to eliminate the use of chemical weapons such as Agent Orange and Mustard Gas. On 9 November 1989 in addition the Berlin wall collapsed.
  • For anyone who loves Batman, and shakes their fists at the massacre at Tiananmen Square, the year 1989 should be jotted down as a noteworthy one.

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1989: Oscar Winners of the Year

In 1989, during the 62nd Academy Awards Cerimony, held on 26/03/1990 the following movies, actors, actresses and directors were awarded with the Oscar in 6 categories honoring the films released in 1989:

What movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 1989?

The Oscar for Best Movie went to Driving Miss Daisy, directed by Bruce Beresford, starring Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd, Patti LuPone produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Director Oscar in 1989?

Born on the Fourth of July
The Oscar for Best Director went to Oliver Stone, for the movie Born on the Fourth of July , starring produced in the .

Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 1989?

The Oscar for Best Actor went to Daniel Day-Lewis, for the movie My Left Foot, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Alison Whelan, Kirsten Sheridan produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actress Oscar in 1989?

The Oscar for Best Actress went to Jessica Tandy, for the movie Driving Miss Daisy, starring Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd, Patti LuPone produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1989?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to Denzel Washington, for the movie Glory, starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1989?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to Brenda Fricker, for the movie My Left Foot, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Alison Whelan, Kirsten Sheridan produced in the United States of America.
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1989: Who was Time's Person of the Year?

Mikhail Gorbachev
In 1989, Mikhail Gorbachev was named by TIME magazine as Person of the Year. Acknowledged as "Man of the Decade". Gorbachev, as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Soviet leader), oversaw 1989's first free Soviet elections before the fragmentation of the Eastern Bloc.

1989: What were the most popular books published that year?

The most popular and best selling books in 1989 were:

It'S Always Something by Gilda Radner

It'S Always Something


A commemo- rative edition, It's Always Something, of Gilda Radner's memoir has been published to commemorate the 20th anniversary of her death from ovarian carcinoma.

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.

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Number the Stars


Annemarie Johansen and her friend Ellen Rosen reminisce about their carefree pre-war life in Copenhagen, now marred by food scarcity and the presence of Nazi soldiers. When the Jews of Denmark are targeted, Ellen takes refuge with the Johansen family, …

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs


The book offers a unique perspective on the classic tale of "The Three Little Pigs," providing a humorous and unconventional take on the familiar story. It challenges the traditional narrative by giving voice to the often-overlooked side of the story, …

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten


Robert Fulghum published a simple credo twenty-five years ago. It became the #1 New York Times bestseller, All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten.

Snake chinese zodiac sign

1989: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 1989?

According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 1989 was the Year of the Snake.

Discover Zodiac Sign Characteristics and Personality Traits of people born under the Snake sign.

Nobel Prize

1989: Nobel Prize Winners of the Year

1989: Who won the Nobel Peace Prize ?

In 1989 the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to:
  • Tenzin Gyatso (The 14th Dalai Lama)

1989: Who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine ?

In 1989 the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to:
  • Harold E. Varmus
  • J. Michael Bishop

1989: Who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry ?

In 1989 the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to:
  • Thomas Cech
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1989: What were the most popular baby names in the USA that year ?

The 3 most popular baby names in 1989 were Michael, Christopher and Matthew for boys and Jessica, Ashley and Brittany for girls according to the US Census Bureau historical records.

1989: What were the Top #10 male names given to baby boys that year?

The Top # 10 male names given to baby boys in 1989 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Michael
  • Christopher
  • Matthew
  • Joshua
  • David
  • Daniel
  • Andrew
  • Justin
  • James
  • Robert

1989: What were the Top #10 female names given to baby girls that year?

The Top # 10 female names given to baby girls in 1989 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Jessica
  • Ashley
  • Brittany
  • Amanda
  • Sarah
  • Samantha
  • Jennifer
  • Stephanie
  • Lauren
  • Elizabeth

vinyl songs

1989: What was the number 1 song in the USA that year?

The number 1 song in the USA in 1989, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Don't Wanna Lose You by Gloria Estefan

1989: What was the music chart in the USA that year?

The Music Chart in the USA in 1989 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Don't Wanna Lose You by Gloria Estefan
  2. Cold Hearted by Paula Abdul
  3. Miss You Much by Janet Jackson
  4. Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler
  5. Lost In Your Eyes by Debbie Gibson
  6. We Didn't Start The Fire by Billy Joel
  7. Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx
  8. Like A Prayer by Madonna
  9. She Drives Me Crazy by Fine Young Cannibals
  10. Straight Up by Paula Abdul

1989: What was the number 1 song in the UK that year?

The number 1 song in the UK in 1989, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Girl I'm Gonna Miss You by Milli Vanilli

1989: What was the music chart in the UK that year?

The Music Chart in the UK in 1989 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Girl I'm Gonna Miss You by Milli Vanilli
  2. Eternal Flame by The Bangles
  3. That's What I Like by Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers
  4. Miss You Like Crazy by Natalie Cole
  5. Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) by Soul II Soul
  6. Ride On Time by Black Box
  7. Love Changes Everything by Michael Ball
  8. Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart by Marc Almond featuring Gene Pitney
  9. The Living Years by Mike & The Mechanics
  10. Too Many Broken Hearts by Jason Donovan

1989: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 1989 were:

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Release year: 1989

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott

Country: United States of America

Dead Poets Society

Release year: 1989

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles

Country: United States of America

Back to the Future Part II

Release year: 1989

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson

Country: United States of America


Release year: 1989

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl

Country: United States of America

Lethal Weapon 2

Release year: 1989

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Patsy Kensit

Country: United States of America

world population

1989: What was the world population that year?

The world population in 1989 was 5,237,441,558 people according to data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. This figure includes both urban and rural populations. The urban population at that time accounted for 43.0% of the total population, which is roughly 2.3 billion individuals.The annual population change in 1989 was an increase of +92.1 million people, representing a percentage increase of +1.79% over the previous year.The average population density in 1989 was 22 persons per square mile (or 35 persons per square kilometer).


What happened in 1989?

Here's what happened in 1989:

  • Jan 1, 1989: Actress Kelly McGillis gets married
  • Jan 2, 1989: UCLA wins a record 7th consecutive bowl game.
  • Jan 3, 1989: Jim and Tammy Bakker return to TV (Oy Vey!)
  • Jan 4, 1989: US F-14s shoot down 2 Libyan jet fighters over Mediterranean
  • Jan 5, 1989: Baseball signs $400M with ESPN, showing 175 games in 1990
  • Jan 7, 1989: Akhito becomes Emperor of Japan
  • Jan 8, 1989: 42nd Street closes at Winter Garden Theater in New York City, New York after 3,486 performances.
  • Jan 9, 1989: Pat Sajak Show premieres on CBS
  • Jan 11, 1989: 140 nations agree to ban chemical weapons (poison gas, etc.).
  • Jan 12, 1989: 6 claim to survive in rubble, 35 days after Armenian quake
  • Jan 13, 1989: Computers across Britain hit by Friday the 13th virus
  • Jan 14, 1989: Romance / Romance closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 297 performances
  • Jan 15, 1989: Cerberal Palsy telethon raises US$22,600,000.
  • Jan 16, 1989: (to January 18) Race riots occur in Overtown, Miami, Florida.
  • Jan 17, 1989: Gunman opens fire in California schoolyard; 5 students slain, 30 wounded
  • Jan 18, 1989: Candace Thomas marries Steve Garvey
  • Jan 19, 1989: President Reagan pardons George Steinbrenner for illegal funds for Nixon.
  • Jan 20, 1989: Bush inaugurated as 41st President and Quayle becomes 44th vice President
  • Jan 21, 1989: A woman is assaulted and raped in room of an Okla football player
  • Jan 22, 1989: Super Bowl XXIII: San Francisco 49ers beat Cincinnati Bengals, 20-16 in Miami; Most Valuable Player: Jerry Rice, San Francisco, Wide Receiver.
  • Jan 23, 1989: Challenge to "who is a Jew" law filed in Israeli Supreme Court.
  • Jan 24, 1989: 1st reported case of AIDS transmitted by heterosexual oral sex
  • Jan 25, 1989: Augusto Alcalde, 1st South American Zen teacher, receives Dharma Transmission
  • Jan 26, 1989: Black & Blue opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 829 performances
  • Jan 27, 1989: Kevin Johnson (Phoenix) begins NBA free throw streak of 57 games
  • Jan 28, 1989: 46th Golden Globes: Rain Man, Working Girl.
  • Jan 29, 1989: Dow jumps 38.06 recoups 508-pt loss since October 1987; index at 2,256.43
  • Jan 30, 1989: Joel Steinberg found guilty of 1st degree manslaughter of daughter
  • Feb 1, 1989: Princess Diane of England visits New York City
  • Feb 3, 1989: Bill White named NL President; 1st black major-league sports head
  • Feb 4, 1989: Dean Jones scores 216 versus West Indies at the Adelaide Oval.
  • Feb 5, 1989: Kareem Abdul-Jabar becomes first NBA player to score 38,000 points.
  • Feb 6, 1989: Lech Walesa begins negotiating with the Polish government.
  • Feb 7, 1989: The Los Angeles, California, City Council bans the sale or possession of semiautomatic weapons.
  • Feb 8, 1989: 5 cm of snow falls in outskirts of Los Angeles
  • Feb 9, 1989: Kevin Johnson (Phoenix Suns) ends NBA free throw streak of 57 games.
  • Feb 10, 1989: Minor League Football System opens organizational meeting, Saint Louis, Missouri.
  • Feb 11, 1989: George O'Hanlon, American actor/director (Bop Girl, Zamba), dies at age 71 (born 1912).
  • Feb 12, 1989: 5 Pakistani Moslem rioters killed protesting Satanic Verses novel
  • Feb 13, 1989: Salvadoran army attacks Encuentros hospital, rapes, kills patients
  • Feb 14, 1989: Boxer Mike Tyson divorces actress Robin Givens
  • Feb 15, 1989: Soviet military occupation of Afgh nist n ends
  • Feb 16, 1989: Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden separate after 16 years of marriage
  • Feb 17, 1989: Former baseball player / manager Leo Durocher injured in a car crash
  • Feb 18, 1989: Sherri Turner wins LPGA Orix Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open / Itoki Pro-Am
  • Feb 19, 1989: Legs Diamond closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 64 performances
  • Feb 20, 1989: Members of 1949 Oklahoma football team cancel an April reunion because of the deplorable conduct of Oklahoma players.
  • Feb 21, 1989: US capture record 820 lbs of heroin ($1 B street value)[dup]
  • Feb 22, 1989: Fins ministry of Public health installs sex vacation to thwart stress
  • Feb 23, 1989: After protracted testimony, the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee rejects, 11-9, President Bush's nomination of John Tower for Secretary of Defense.
  • Feb 24, 1989: US Boeing 747 loses parts of roof over Pacific, 9 die
  • Feb 25, 1989: Lowest baramotric pressure in the Netherlands
  • Feb 26, 1989: Lowest barometric pressure in the Netherlands
  • Feb 27, 1989: Venezuela is rocked by the Caracazo riots.
  • Feb 28, 1989: Memo by Brian Gumbel criticizing Today Show co-workers becomes public
  • Mar 1, 1989: Julianne Philips and Bruce Springsteen divorce
  • Mar 2, 1989: 12 European nations agree to ban chlorofluorocarbon production by 2000
  • Mar 3, 1989: Robert McFarlane gets $20,000 fine, two years probation for Iran-Contra.
  • Mar 4, 1989: Eastern Airlines machinists strike
  • Mar 5, 1989: 19th Easter Seal Telethon raises US$37,002,000.
  • Mar 7, 1989: Partial eclipse of the Sun (Hawaii, North West North America, Greenland).
  • Mar 8, 1989: Heidi Chronicles opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 621 performances
  • Mar 9, 1989: Roger Kingdom runs world record 60 metre hurdles indoor (7.36 seconds).
  • Mar 12, 1989: Two cyanide-contaminated Chilean grapes found (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA).
  • Mar 13, 1989: 27th shuttle, Discovery 8, launched, 1st woman to do the countdown
  • Mar 14, 1989: Stack's auctions a $1000 US Treasury note for US$100,000, a record price for paper money.
  • Mar 15, 1989: Les Miserables, opens at Royal Alexandra Theatre Toronto
  • Mar 16, 1989: The Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union approves agricultural reforms allowing farmers the right to lease state-owned farms for life.
  • Mar 17, 1989: Chu Chem opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 44 performances
  • Mar 18, 1989: Largest Art robbery in the history (Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston), where 12 paintings valued at $100 million are stolen
  • Mar 19, 1989: Boeing B-22 Osprey VTOL aircraft makes maiden flight
  • Mar 20, 1989: Baseball announces Reds manager Pete Rose is under investigation
  • Mar 21, 1989: First sea test of Trident 2 missile self-destructs, Cape Canaveral.
  • Mar 22, 1989: US Supreme Court upholds one person one vote rule of New York City, New York Board of Estimate.
  • Mar 23, 1989: 2 Utah scientists claim they have produced fusion at room temperature
  • Mar 24, 1989: Mary Martin in Peter Pan, 1st seen on TV since 1973
  • Mar 26, 1989: 1st free elections in the USSR; 190 M votes cast; Boris Yeltsin wins
  • Mar 27, 1989: 1st half-black soap opera, Generations, premieres on NBC-TV
  • Mar 29, 1989: 61st Academy Awards - Rainman, Dustin Hoffman and Jodie Foster win
  • Mar 31, 1989: Donald Trump purchases Eastern Airlines' Northeast Shuttle.
  • Apr 1, 1989: 1st New York Met-NY Yankee game in NYC since 1983, Yanks win 4-3
  • Apr 2, 1989: Wrestlemania V at Trump Plaza, Hulk Hogan beats Macho Man Savage
  • Apr 3, 1989: Sunrise a Gannett newspaper begins publishing for Bronx
  • Apr 4, 1989: New York Yankees' Tommy John ties record of playing 26 seasons; his 287th win puts him 19th overall as New York Yankees beat Minnesota Twins on opening day 4-2.
  • Apr 5, 1989: Orel Hershiser ends his 59 consecutive scoreless pitched inning streak.
  • Apr 6, 1989: Orel Hershiser ends his record 59 consecutive scoreless streak
  • Apr 7, 1989: Soviet submarine Komsomolets sinks in the Barents Sea off the coast of Norway killing 42 sailors.
  • Apr 9, 1989: Mike Tyson strikes a parking attendant when asked to move his car
  • Apr 10, 1989: 10th Emmy Sports Award presentation
  • Apr 11, 1989: Flyers, scores short-handed into an empty net beating Caps 8-5
  • Apr 12, 1989: Peter Ueberroth deal to purchase Eastern Airlines falls through
  • Apr 13, 1989: Welcome to the Club opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Apr 14, 1989: In the Iran-Contra trial, Oliver North's case goes to the jury.
  • Apr 15, 1989: 95 crushed to death at Sheffield Soccer Stadium in England
  • Apr 16, 1989: Pat Bradley wins LPGA AI Star / Centinela Hospital Golf Classic
  • Apr 17, 1989: Maximum New York State unemployment benefits raised to $245 per week
  • Apr 18, 1989: Zimbabwe gains independence
  • Apr 19, 1989: Republic Day in Sierra Leone
  • Apr 20, 1989: NATO debates modernising short range missiles although the U.S. and U.K. are in favour, West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl obtains a concession deferring a decision.
  • Apr 21, 1989: George W Bush and Edward W Rose become CEO of Texas Rangers
  • Apr 22, 1989: Welcome to the Club closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 12 performances
  • Apr 23, 1989: Betsy King wins LPGA USX Golf Classic.
  • Apr 24, 1989: Massachusetts declares today "New Kids on the Block Day".
  • Apr 25, 1989: Mike Tyson gets a speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany, New York
  • Apr 26, 1989: Mike Tyson is ticketed for driving 71 mph in 30 mile zone in Albany
  • Apr 27, 1989: Starmites opens at Criter Ctr SR Theater NYC for 60 performances
  • Apr 28, 1989: Iran protests sale of Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
  • Apr 29, 1989: 2nd government of Lubbers falls
  • Apr 30, 1989: Pope John Paul II beatifies Victoire Rasoamanarivo of Madagascar.
  • May 1, 1989: The Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park at Walt Disney World opens to the public. It covers 135 acres. Total construction costs were over US$500 million. Advertising and promotions for the opening cost US$30 million. Entrance prices are US$29 for adults, and US$23 for children aged 3-9.
  • May 4, 1989: US launches Magellan to Venus.
  • May 5, 1989: Mike Tyson gets 2nd speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany, New York
  • May 6, 1989: 115th Kentucky Derby: Pat Valenzuela on Sunday Silence wins in 2:05.
  • May 7, 1989: Juli Inkster wins LPGA Crestar Golf Classic.
  • May 8, 1989: Paul McCartney releases My Brave Face andFerry Cross the Mersey
  • May 9, 1989: Saratina! closes at Cort Theater NYC after 597 performances
  • May 10, 1989: FC Barcelona wins 29th Europe Cup II.
  • May 11, 1989: 217th and final episode of Dynasty is aired
  • May 12, 1989: Entertainment Tonight performs their 2,000th TV performance
  • May 13, 1989: Trinidad and Tobago ties US 1-1, in third round of 1990 world soccer cup.
  • May 14, 1989: Final TV episode of Family Ties airs
  • May 15, 1989: Chu Chem closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 44 performances
  • May 16, 1989: Soviet President Mikhail S Gorbachev and Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping end a 30-year rift when they formally meet in Beijing.
  • May 17, 1989: Nelson Mandela receives a BA from University of South Africa
  • May 18, 1989: Lisa Strawberry files for divorce from Darryl
  • May 19, 1989: Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) last appearance on Dallas
  • May 20, 1989: China declares martial law in Beijing
  • May 21, 1989: 35th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez (her third LPGA championship).
  • May 22, 1989: Amid food riots and looting set off by inflation, Argentina declares a nationwide state of siege.
  • May 23, 1989: Cleveland loses and drop to 21-22, this is the latest a sub .500 team is in 1st place
  • May 24, 1989: Indiana Jones & Last Crusade premieres
  • May 25, 1989: Stanley Cup: Calgary Flames beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2
  • May 26, 1989: At 7:42 AM, radio has a 30 2nd silence, honoring radio
  • May 28, 1989: Delta Burke (Designing Women) weds Gerald McRaney
  • May 29, 1989: Student protesters in China construct a replica of Statue of Liberty
  • May 30, 1989: Tiananmen Square protests of 1989: the 33-foot high ''Goddess of Democracy'' statue is unveiled in Tiananmen Square by student demonstrators.
  • May 31, 1989: Rambling with Gambling 20,000th radio program on WOR-AM
  • Jun 1, 1989: 62nd National Spelling Bee: Scott Isaacs wins spelling spoliator
  • Jun 2, 1989: Dead Poets Society starring Robin Williams, premieres
  • Jun 3, 1989: Leaking pipe of Asha, USSR causes 2 trains to catch fire; 460 die
  • Jun 4, 1989: Gas explodes near 2 passenger trains in the USSR, kills 100s
  • Jun 5, 1989: 23rd Music City News Country Awards: R Van Shelton and Randy Travis
  • Jun 6, 1989: Mets turn their 1st triple play in 7 years but lose to Cubs 8-4
  • Jun 7, 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
  • Jun 9, 1989: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, premieres in USA
  • Jun 10, 1989: Tales From The Crypt, TV Anthology, debuts on HBO
  • Jun 11, 1989: 7th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Orville Moody
  • Jun 12, 1989: Doctor Doctor, TV Comedy starring Matt Frewer, debuts on CBS-TV
  • Jun 13, 1989: 43rd NBA Championship: Detroit Pistons sweeps LA Lakers in 4 games
  • Jun 14, 1989: Queen Elizabeth II knights Ronald Reagan
  • Jun 15, 1989: Ronald Reagan is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Jun 16, 1989: Ghostbusters II premieres
  • Jun 17, 1989: US beats Guatemala 2-1, in third round of 1990 world soccer cup.
  • Jun 18, 1989: Starmites closes at Criter Ctr SR Theater NYC after 60 performances
  • Jun 19, 1989: Mets Dwight Gooden wins his 100th game
  • Jun 21, 1989: Carlton Fisk becomes AL catcher HR hitter, 307th at Yankee stadium
  • Jun 23, 1989: Movie Batman premieres
  • Jun 24, 1989: Cards Vince Coleman steals record 39th and 40th consecutive bases
  • Jun 25, 1989: Day By Day, last airs on NBC-TV
  • Jun 26, 1989: Canada updates coins with a new potrait of the Queen
  • Jun 27, 1989: The current international treaty defending indigenous peoples, ILO 169 convention, is adopted.
  • Jun 28, 1989: The 600th anniversary of the Battle of Kosovo. Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic delivers the Gazimestan speech at the site of the historic battle.
  • Jun 29, 1989: Emmy 16th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 10th time
  • Jun 30, 1989: Les Miserables, opens at Theatre Muzyczyny, Gdynia
  • Jul 1, 1989: Hugh Hefner (Playboy editor) weds playmate Kimberly Conrad
  • Jul 2, 1989: 10th US Seniors Golf Open: Orville Moody
  • Jul 3, 1989: The movie Batman sets record of quickest US$100 million (10 days).
  • Jul 4, 1989: 14 year old actress Drew Barrymore, attempts suicide
  • Jul 5, 1989: Rod Stewart hits his head while on stage and knocks himself out
  • Jul 6, 1989: Despite retiring May 29, Mike Schmidt elected to start All Star game
  • Jul 9, 1989: 103rd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: B Becker beats Stefan Edberg
  • Jul 10, 1989: Paula Ivan runs female world record 1 mile
  • Jul 11, 1989: 60th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim All star MVP: Bo Jackson
  • Jul 12, 1989: New York Yankees' pitching great Ron Guidry retires (170-91 .651, 3.29 ERA).
  • Jul 14, 1989: 16th James Bond movies License to Kill premieres
  • Jul 17, 1989: 1st Test flight of US stealth-bomber
  • Jul 18, 1989: 48 cm rainfall at Rockport, West Virginia
  • Jul 19, 1989: Cleveland Indian Joe Carter has his 4th 3 HR game
  • Jul 20, 1989: Burma government puts Author Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest
  • Jul 21, 1989: Eastern Airlines submits a reorganization plan to creditors
  • Jul 23, 1989: 118th British Golf Open: Mark Calcavecchia shoots a 275 at Royal Troon
  • Jul 24, 1989: Paula Gwynn, 22, crowned 21st Miss Black America
  • Jul 25, 1989: Brandi Sherwood, of Idaho, crowned 7th Miss Teen USA
  • Jul 26, 1989: A federal grand jury indicts Cornell University student Robert Tappan Morris, Jr. for releasing a computer virus, making him the first person to be prosecuted under the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
  • Jul 27, 1989: Atlanta Braves' player Dale Murphy is 10th to get six RBIs in an inning (6th).
  • Jul 28, 1989: Braves Dale Murphy, hits 2 3-run HRs in an inning, 14th man to hit 2 HRs in an inning. Also ties record of 6 RBIs in an inning
  • Jul 29, 1989: White Sox trade Harold Baines to Rangers for Scott Fletcher and Sam Sosa
  • Jul 30, 1989: Chile amends its constitution
  • Jul 31, 1989: Twins trade AL Cy Young Award winner Frank Viola to Mets
  • Aug 2, 1989: NASA confirms Voyager 2's discovery of three more moons of Neptune designated temporarily 1989 N2, 1989 N3 and 1989 N24.
  • Aug 3, 1989: Lawrence Delisle drives his 4 kids into river
  • Aug 5, 1989: General elections are held in Nicaragua with the Sandinista Front winning a majority.
  • Aug 6, 1989: Oh! Calcutta! closes at Edison Theater NYC after 5959 performances
  • Aug 7, 1989: U.S. Congressman Mickey Leland (Democrat-Texas) and 15 others die in a plane crash in Ethiopia.
  • Aug 8, 1989: US space shuttle STS-28 launched
  • Aug 11, 1989: Nightmare on Elm Street 5: Dream Child premieres
  • Aug 13, 1989: 2 hot-air balloon crash at Alice Springs Australia, 13 killed
  • Aug 14, 1989: President Pieter W Botha of South Africa, resigns
  • Aug 15, 1989: Cancer sufferer / SF Giant pitcher Dave Dravecky breaks arm on mound
  • Aug 16, 1989: Roger Kingdom of USA sets the 110m hurdle record (12.92) in Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Aug 17, 1989: Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken moves into 3rd place
  • Aug 18, 1989: Leading presidential hopeful Luis Carlos Galan is assassinated near Bogota in Colombia.
  • Aug 19, 1989: Tadeusz Mazowiecki, elected 1st non-communist President of Poland
  • Aug 20, 1989: Aak crashes into pleasure boat The Margin on the Thames, 51 killed
  • Aug 21, 1989: Voyager 2 begins a flyby of planet Neptune
  • Aug 22, 1989: Nolan Ryan strikes out Rickey Henderson to become the first Major League Baseball pitcher to record 5,000 strikeouts.
  • Aug 23, 1989: Lewis / Everett / Burrell / Heard run world record 4x200 m
  • Aug 24, 1989: British brewery Bass buys Holiday Inn hotel chain
  • Aug 25, 1989: After 12-year, 4-billion-mile journey, Voyager 2 flies over cloudtops of Neptune and its moon Triton, sending back photographs of swamps
  • Aug 26, 1989: Trumbull Conn, is 1st US team since 1983 to win Little League WS
  • Aug 27, 1989: 100 march through Bensonhurst protesting racial killings
  • Aug 28, 1989: 1st regular-season matchup of defending Cy Young Award winners
  • Aug 30, 1989: Roman Polanski marries actress Emmanuelle Seigner
  • Aug 31, 1989: Aeromexico DC-9 collides over LA, 82 die
  • Sep 1, 1989: Anything Goes closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 804 performances
  • Sep 2, 1989: Reverend Al Sharpton leads a civil rights march through Bensonhurst.
  • Sep 3, 1989: Into the Woods closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 764 performances
  • Sep 4, 1989: Beth Daniel wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
  • Sep 5, 1989: Chris Evert last US Open match, she is defeated by Zina Garrison
  • Sep 6, 1989: 6th MTV Awards: Living Colour wins
  • Sep 7, 1989: Representatives of the government of Ethiopia and Eritrean separatists meet in Atlanta with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter attempting to broker a peace settlement.
  • Sep 8, 1989: George Brett gets his 2,500th hit
  • Sep 9, 1989: 103rd US Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats M Navratilova
  • Sep 10, 1989: 109th US Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl
  • Sep 11, 1989: KSO-AM in Des Moines Iowa changes call letters to KGGO
  • Sep 12, 1989: Emmy News and Documentaries Award presentation
  • Sep 13, 1989: Les Miserables, opens at Fisher Theatre, Detroit
  • Sep 14, 1989: Calgary Flames become 1st NHL team to play in the USSR, win 4-2
  • Sep 16, 1989: Debbye Turner (Mont), 23, crowned 63rd Miss America 1990
  • Sep 17, 1989: 41st Emmy Awards: LA Law, Cheers, Dana Delany and Candice Bergen win
  • Sep 19, 1989: French DC-10 crashes near Niger, 171 die
  • Sep 20, 1989: Musical Miss Saigon, premieres in London
  • Sep 21, 1989: Hurricane Hugo makes landfall in South Carolina, causing US$7 billion in damage.
  • Sep 22, 1989: Cards outfielder Leon Durham suspended for 60 days due to drugs
  • Sep 23, 1989: Blue Jays bat out of order against Brewers in 6th inning
  • Sep 24, 1989: 28th Ryder Cup: US and Europe draw, 14-14 at The Belfry, England
  • Sep 25, 1989: Archaeologists open Titus of Rhine grave in Amsterdam
  • Sep 26, 1989: Last Vietnamese soldiers leave Cambodia
  • Sep 27, 1989: Oakland wins AL West and SF wins NL West title
  • Sep 29, 1989: Glenn Frey joins Don Henley on-stage
  • Sep 30, 1989: Senegambia separates back into Gambia and Senegal
  • Oct 1, 1989: Beth Daniel wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
  • Oct 3, 1989: Panamanian Defense Force attempts coup of Manuel Noriega; fails.
  • Oct 4, 1989: Giants Will Clark hits 1st NLCS grand slam since 1977
  • Oct 5, 1989: U.S. televangelist John Nunes is found guilty of embezzling US$158 million.
  • Oct 7, 1989: Rickey Henderson steals a record 8 bases in a play off (5 games).
  • Oct 8, 1989: Oakland beats Toronto, 4-3 in Game 5, to advance to the World Series
  • Oct 9, 1989: 23rd Country Music Association Award: George Strait, Kathy Mattea wins
  • Oct 12, 1989: Musical Buddy with Paul Hipp premieres in London
  • Oct 13, 1989: Bob Quinn resigns as New York Yankee VP / GM and replaced by Harding Peterson
  • Oct 14, 1989: Dave Stewart is 1st since 1976 to start consecutive World Series openers
  • Oct 15, 1989: Billy Graham is given the 1,900th star on Hollywood Boulevard.
  • Oct 16, 1989: Bikenibau Paeniu installed as Premier of Tuvalu
  • Oct 17, 1989: Earthquake in SF (6.9) cancels 3rd game of World Series, kills 67
  • Oct 18, 1989: East German state / party leader Erich Honecker, resigns
  • Oct 19, 1989: Dangerous Games opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Oct 20, 1989: Pakistan win Sharjah Trophy over India and WI on round-robin
  • Oct 21, 1989: Dangerous Games closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Oct 22, 1989: Red Khmer occupies Pailin in Cambodia
  • Oct 23, 1989: George Harrison releases Best of Dark Horse 1976-89 album
  • Oct 24, 1989: After a week's delay due to earthquake, World Series game three is played (World Series #86).
  • Oct 28, 1989: Oakland Athletics sweep SF Giants in earthquake / BART series
  • Oct 29, 1989: Colleen Walker wins LPGA Nichirei Golf International
  • Oct 30, 1989: August A Busch III becomes CEO of St. Louis Cardinals
  • Oct 31, 1989: Turgat Ozal elected President of Turkey
  • Nov 1, 1989: Les Miserables, opens at Curran Theatre, San Francisco
  • Nov 2, 1989: Meet Me in St. Louis opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 253 performances
  • Nov 3, 1989: 100s of Bulgarian demonstrate in Sofia for democratic rights
  • Nov 4, 1989: 1st NBA game at Orlando Arena, Orlando Magic loses to New Jersey Nets, 111-106
  • Nov 5, 1989: Threepenny Opera opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • Nov 6, 1989: US marshals and FCC sieze pirate radio station WJPL in Brooklyn
  • Nov 7, 1989: In California, convicted murderer Richard Ramirez (the "Night Stalker") is sentenced to death.
  • Nov 8, 1989: Cubs Jerome Walton wins the NL Rookie of Year
  • Nov 9, 1989: East Berlin opens its borders
  • Nov 10, 1989: Bulgarian party President Todor Zjikov, resigns
  • Nov 11, 1989: Prince of Central Park closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Nov 12, 1989: Grand Hotel opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 1018 performances
  • Nov 13, 1989: Paul McCartney releases Figure of 8 andOu Est Le Soleil
  • Nov 14, 1989: Padres reliever Mark Davis wins NL Cy Young Award
  • Nov 15, 1989: Batman is released on video tape
  • Nov 16, 1989: Gypsy opens at St. James Theater NYC for 477 performances
  • Nov 17, 1989: Bret Saberhagen signs record $2,966,667 per year Kansas City Royals contract.
  • Nov 18, 1989: Penn is 1st to restrict abortions after Supreme Court gave states the right to do so
  • Nov 20, 1989: Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Robin Yount wins AL MVP
  • Nov 21, 1989: Law banning smoking on most domestic flights signed by President Bush
  • Nov 22, 1989: Aneta Kreglicka of Poland, 24, crowned 39th Miss World
  • Nov 23, 1989: Pilots Union give up sympathy strike against Eastern Airlines.
  • Nov 24, 1989: Elias Hrawi elected President of Lebanon
  • Nov 26, 1989: 77th CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 43-40
  • Nov 27, 1989: George Harrison releases Cheer Down andPoor Little Girl
  • Nov 28, 1989: Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci flees to Hungary
  • Nov 29, 1989: India President Rajiv Gandhi, resigns
  • Nov 30, 1989: Deutsche Bank board member Alfred Herrhausen is killed by a Red Army Faction terrorist bomb.
  • Dec 1, 1989: Mark Langston signs record US$3.2 million per year California Angels contract.
  • Dec 2, 1989: KHJ-TV in Los Angeles CA changes call letters to KCAL-TV
  • Dec 3, 1989: Pat Bradley / Bill Glasson wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • Dec 4, 1989: Prime Minister of Jordan Zaid ibn Shaker resigns and is replaced by Mudar Badran.
  • Dec 5, 1989: France TGV train reaches world record speed of 482.4 kph.
  • Dec 6, 1989: Frances Bavier, American actress (Aunt Bee - The Andy Griffith Show) dies at age 86 (born 1902).
  • Dec 9, 1989: Les Miserables opens at Princess Theatre, Melbourne
  • Dec 11, 1989: City of Angels opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 878 performances
  • Dec 13, 1989: Walter Davis (Denver Nuggets) ends NBA free throw streak of 53 games.
  • Dec 14, 1989: Lee Van Cleef, American actor (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Sabata), dies at age 64.
  • Dec 15, 1989: The Romanian Revolution begins in Timişoara when rioters break into the Committee Building and cause extensive vandalism. Their attempts to set the buildings on fire are foiled by military units.
  • Dec 16, 1989: Walter LeRoy Moody begins his terrorist bombing streak when he sends Judge Robert Smith Vance a bomb in the mail, instantly killing him near his house in Birmingham, Alabama.
  • Dec 17, 1989: Brazil elects conservative Fernando Collor de Mello President
  • Dec 18, 1989: I Love Lucy Christmas episode, shown for 1st time in over 30 years
  • Dec 19, 1989: Larry Bird (Celtics) begins NBA free throw streak of 71 games
  • Dec 20, 1989: American forces launch Operation Just Cause in an attempt to overthrow Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega. 13,000 U.S. troops are sent to occupy Panama City, along with the 12,000 already there.
  • Dec 21, 1989: US Vice-President Dan Quayle sends out 30,000 Christmas cards with word "beacon" spelled "beakon".
  • Dec 22, 1989: After 23 years of dictatorial rule, Romania ousts Nicolea Ceausescu
  • Dec 23, 1989: Nicolae and Elena Ceauşescu are captured in Târgoviște.
  • Dec 24, 1989: Charles Taylor enters Liberia to unseat President Samuel K Doe.
  • Dec 27, 1989: Oregon begins taking bids on NBA games.
  • Dec 28, 1989: Alexander Dubcek elected parliament Chairman of Czech
  • Dec 29, 1989: Riots break-out after Hong Kong decides to forcibly repatriate Vietnamese refugees.
  • Dec 30, 1989: 10th United Negro College Fund raises $12,000,000
  • Dec 31, 1989: Me & My Girl closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 1420 performances
  • Jan 1, 1989: The Montreal Protocol comes into force, stopping the use of chemicals contributing to ozone depletion.


What does the year 1989 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 1989 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 90th year of the 20th century and the 9th year of the 1980s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 1988 and precedes 1990.

calendars for year 1989

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