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1989


Jan
1
Release: Seventeen by Winger is releasedSeventeen by Winger is released (1989)Top 10 Jailbait Songs

23
Death of Salvador DaliDeath of Salvador Dali (1989)Top 10 Celebrity Mustaches
Top Artists of the Twentieth Century: A Primer

24
Death of Ted Bundy Death of Ted Bundy, an American serial killer (1989)Top 10 Infamous Serial Killers in America (REDUX)

26
The TV series Dragon Ball Z debutsThe TV series Dragon Ball Z airs its first episode (1989)Top 10 Anime Powers We Wish Were Real

Feb
2
31st Annual Grammy Awards 31st Annual Grammy Awards take place (1989).Top 10 Memorable Grammy Upsets

13
Release: Release of Leave Me Alone by Michael JacksonRelease of Leave Me Alone by Michael Jackson (1989)Another Top 10 Animated Music Videos

13
The Star Trek: The Next Generation episode The Measure of a Man first airsThe Star Trek: The Next Generation episode The Measure of a Man first airs (1989)Top 10 Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes

16
Birthday of Elizabeth OlsenBirthday of Elizabeth Olsen (1989)Top 13 Hot Actresses of 2013

17
Release: Bill and Teds Excellent AdventureThe movie Bill and Teds Excellent Adventure is released (1989)Top 10 Keanu Reeves Roles
Top 10 Movie Idiots

18
The Wayne and Garth characters debut on Saturday Night LiveThe Wayne and Garth characters debut on Saturday Night Live, performed by Mike Myers and Dana Carvey (1989)Top 10 Saturday Night Live Characters

24
Birthday of Trace Cyrus Birthday of Trace Cyrus (1989)Interview With Trace Cyrus of Metro Station

Mar
3
Release: Madonna's Like a Prayer is releasedMadonna's Like a Prayer is released (1989).Top 10 Controversial Music Videos

4
Premiere of Chip N Dale Rescue RangersPremiere of Disney animated TV series, Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers (1989).Top 10 Disney Animated TV Series

21
Release: Madonna's Like a Prayer album is releasedMadonna's Like a Prayer album is released (1989).Top 10 Madonna Moments

22
Clint Malarchuks neck is sliced by a skateClint Malarchuks neck is sliced by a skate (1989)Top 10 Crazy Moments in Sports

24
Exxon Valdez oil spill took placeExxon Valdez oil spill occurred in Prince William Sound, Alaska, when Exxon Valdez, an oil tanker bound for Long Beach, California, struck Prince William Sound's Bligh Reef and spilled millions of gallons of crude oil. (1989)Top 10 Defining Moments of 1980s America
Top 10 Man-Made Disasters

26
The TV series Quantum Leap airs its first episodeThe TV series Quantum Leap airs its first episode (1989)Top 10 Disappointing TV Show Finales

31
Release: HeathersThe film Heathers is released (1989)Top 10 Dark Comedy Movies

Apr
7
Release: CyborgThe film Cyborg is released (1989)Top 10 Jean-Claude Van Damme Splits

7
Theatrical release of Major League.Theatrical release of Major League. The comedy showcases the exploits of a fictionalized version of the Cleveland Indians baseball team.Top 10 Hilarious Locker Room Scenes

12
Death of Sugar Ray RobinsonDeath of Sugar Ray Robinson (1989)Top 10 Fighters of All Time

14
Release: Say Anything...The film Say Anything... is released (1989)Top 10 Trends of the 1980s

15
Tiananmen Square Protests BeginThe death of former Communist Party General Secretary, Hu Yaobang triggers the Tiananmen Square Protests (1989).Top 10 Defining Moments of 1980s America
Top 10 Televised Events of All Time
Top 10 Moments That Made The World Stand Still

20
Release: KickboxerKickboxer is released (1989)Top 10 Comedic Moments In Action Films
Top 10 Jean-Claude Van Damme Splits

21
Release: Field of DreamsThe film Field of Dreams is released (1989)Top 10 Inspirational Sports Movies

21
Japan release of the original Gameboy.Japan release of the original Gameboy. This was the incredibly successful portable console created by Nintendo.Top 10 Product Catchphrases from Commercials
Top 10 Gameboy Games

21
Release: Pet SemataryThe film Pet Sematary is released (1989)Top 10 Evil Children from Movies

26
Death of Lucille BallDeath of Lucille Ball (1989)Top 10 Female Comedians
Top 10 Classic Comedy Duos

26
Dragon Ball Z debuts on televisionThe TV series Dragon Ball Z airs its first episode (1989)Top 10 Dragonball Z Moments
Top 10 Anime Anti-Heroes
Top 10 Dragon Ball Z Villains
Top 10 Anime Series

26
The TV series Dragon Ball Z airs its first episodeThe TV series Dragon Ball Z airs its first episode (1989)Top 10 Anime Battles

May
1
Disney-MGM Studios opens at Walt Disney World near OrlandoDisney-MGM Studios opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States (1989)The Walt Disney Company: From Mickey Mouse to The Lion King

3
Birthday of Selah SueBirthday of Selah Sue, a Belgian musician and songwriter.Selah Sue Discusses Her Advice from Prince
Interview with Selah Sue

5
Birthday of Chris BrownChris Brown is born (1989).Top 10 Celebrity Falls from Grace
Chris Brown Biography: Life and Career of the R&B Singer
Top 10 Hip-Hop Feuds and Rivalries
Top 10 Hated Musical Artists

8
The Star Trek: The Next Generation episode Q Who first airsThe Star Trek: The Next Generation episode Q Who first airs (1989)Top 10 Star Trek: The Next Generation Episodes

12
Release: See No Evil, Hear No EvilSee No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)Top 10 Movie Shower Scenes

13
Birthday of P.K. SubbanBirthday of P.K. Subban, a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL) (1989)Interview with P.K. Subban

14
The TV series Family Ties airs its last episodeThe TV series Family Ties airs its last episode (1989)Top 10 Decade Defining Shows of the 1980s
Top 10 TV Families

19
Release: Road HouseThe film Road House is released (1989)Top 10 Movie Quitting Scenes
Top 10 Terrible Movie Dialogues

20
Death of Gilda Radner Death: Gilda Radner (1989)Top 10 Saturday Night Live Cast Members of All Time
Top 10 Female Comedians

21
The TV series Miami Vice airs its last episodeThe TV series Miami Vice airs its last episode (1989)Top 10 Decade Defining Shows of the 1980s
Top 10 Ferraris from Movies and TV
Top 10 Live-Action TV Cars

24
Release: Indiana Jones and the Last CrusadeThe film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is released (1989)Top 10 Aerial Movie Dogfights
Top 10 Movie Treasure Hunters
Top 10 Movie Train Fights
Top 10 Best Sean Connery Performances
Top 10 Movie Dads

Jun
2
Release: Dead Poets SocietyRelease of Dead Poets Society (1989)Top 10 Robin Williams Performances
Top 10 Motivational Movies
Top 10 Memorable School Speeches in Movies

2
Release: Vampire's KissThe film Vampire's Kiss is released (1989)Top 10 Movie Rants
Top 10 Movie Vampires

3
Death of Ruhollah KhomeiniRuhollah Khomeini dies (1989).Top 10 Influential Political Leaders of the Last Century

4
Tiananmen Square MassacreTiananmen Square Protests end as a result of the Tiananmen Square Massacre as troops with assault rifles and tanks inflicted thousands of casualties on unarmed civilians (1989).Top 10 Defining Moments of 1980s America
Top 10 Televised Events of All Time

23
Release: BatmanThe film Batman is released (1989)Batman VS. Superman
Top 10 Evil Movie Laughs
Top 10 Butlers from TV and Film
Top 10 Tim Burton Movies
Top 10 Best Blockbuster Movie Franchises
Top 10 Scariest Clowns in Movies and TV
Top 10 Movie Scenes Where Villains Fall to Their Death

23
Release: Honey, I Shrunk the KidsThe film Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is released (1989)Top 10 Movie Geniuses

Jul
5
Debut of the American Sitcom Seinfeld.Debut of the American Sitcom Seinfeld. It lasted nine seasons, and is now in syndication. It was created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, the latter starring as a fictionalized version of himself. Top 10 Greatest Fictional Restaurants

5
The TV series Seinfeld airs its first episodeThe TV series Seinfeld airs its first episode (1989)Top 10 Sitcoms of All Time
Top 10 Disappointing TV Show Finales
Top 10 TV Bottle Episodes
Top 10 Seinfeld Episodes
Top 10 Sitcom Catchphrases
Top 10 TV Bromances
Top 10 Scariest Clowns in Movies and TV

11
Death of Laurence OlivierDeath of Laurence Olivier (1989)Top 10 Actors Recreated With Special Effects

11
Lord Laurence OlivierDeath of Lord Laurence Olivier (1989)Top 10 Actors from the United Kingdom

15
Debut of the anime series Dragonball Z.Debut of the anime series Dragonball Z. Top 10 Anime Villains

21
THeatrical release of 'UHF'.Theatrical release of 'UHF'. This comedy starred Weird Al Yankovic as a shiftless dreamer stuck in many movie inspired fantasies.Yet Another Top 10 Hilarious Movie Deaths

23
Birthday of Daniel RadcliffeBirthday of Daniel Radcliffe (1989)Harry Potter: The Franchise
Life After Harry Potter: What Will Happen To Its Stars?
Top 10 Career Defining Movies

25
Release: Release of Paul's Boutique Release of Paul's Boutique (1989)Top 10 Beastie Boys Songs

28
Release: Release of Turner and HoochRelease of Turner and Hooch (1989)Top 10 Saddest Animal Deaths in Movies
Top 10 Live Action Movie Dogs

31
North American release of the Nintendo Gameboy.North American release of the Nintendo Gameboy. This 8-bit handheld console made portable gaming with swappable cartridges a reality.Top 10 Video Game Consoles

Aug
2
Release: ParenthoodThe film Parenthood is released (1989)Top 10 Funniest Movie Insults

9
Theatrical release of The Abyss.Theatrical release of The Abyss. This American science fiction-adventure film written and directed by James Cameron had a search and recovery team discover a new species under the ocean.Top 10 Landmark CGI Movie Effects

14
North American release of the Sega Mega Drive.North American release of the Sega Mega Drive. This 16-bit console became the greatest console Sega would release.Top 10 Sega Genesis Games

19
North American release of the Sega Genesis.North American release of the Sega Genesis. This system became the direct rival of the SNES.Top 10 Video Game Consoles

20
Debut of the TV show Saved by the Bell.Saved by the Bell had its television debut on this day in 1989 on NBC.Top 10 Fictional Television Schools

20
The TV show Saved by the Bell airs its first episodeThe TV show Saved by the Bell airs its first episode (1989)Top 10 Annoying TV Characters

22
Release: The Mighty Mighty Bosstones debut, Devil's Night Out, is releasedThe Mighty Mighty Bosstones debut, 'Devil's Night Out,' is releasedTop 10 Ska Bands

Sep
1
Release: Motley Crue album, Dr. Feelgood, is releasedMotley Crue's fifth album, 'Dr. Feelgood,' is releasedTop 10 Hard Rock Bands of the 1980s

12
Release: Pump is releasedPump is released (1989)Top 10 Aerosmith Songs

19
Release: Doogie Howser, M.D. debutsThe show Doogie Howser MD airs its first episode (1989)Top 10 TV Doctors
Top 10 Comeback Performances

22
The TV series Family Matters airs its first episodeThe TV series Family Matters airs its first episode (1989)Top 10 Sitcom Catchphrases
Top 10 Annoying TV Characters

29
Estimated North American release of 'Ghouls 'n' Ghosts'The sequel to Ghosts 'n' Goblins you can die in this game with only 2 hits and you have to beat the game twice in order to get the true ending.Top 10 Hardest Video Games

Oct
6
Release: Henry VThe film Henry V is released (1989)Top 10 Movie Kings
Top 10 Movie Battle Speeches

12
Release: Puppet MasterThe film Puppet Master is released (1989)Top 10 Scary Movie Dolls

15
Wayne Gretzky becomes NHL points leader.Wayne Gretzky breaks Gordie Howe's record to become the NHL's all-time points leader, and finishes his career with 2,857.Top 10 Unbreakable Records: Part 1

17
World Series EarthquakeThe World Series Earthquake takes place (1989)Top 10 Crazy Moments in Sports
Top 10 Craziest Events Caught on Live TV

20
Nine Inch Nails' Pretty Hate Machine is releasedThe debut album by Nine Inch Nails, Pretty Hate Machine, is releasedTrent Reznor Bio: Nine Inch Nails and beyond

31
Release: Grateful Dead album, Built to Last, is releasedGrateful Dead's last studio album, 'Built to Last,' is releasedHistory of the Grateful Dead

Nov
2
The TV series Blackadder airs its last episodeThe TV series Blackadder airs its last episode (1989)Top 10 British TV Comedies

9
Fall of Berlin Wall The Fall of the Berlin Wall (1989).Top 10 Moments That Made The World Stand Still

9
Fall of the Berlin Wall The Fall of the Berlin Wall (1989).Top 10 Craziest Events Caught on Live TV
Travel To Berlin, Germany

14
Release: Rockin' in the Free World by Neil Young is releasedRockin' in the Free World by Neil Young is released (1989)Top 10 Rock Anthems

17
Release: The Little MermaidThe film The Little Mermaid is released in theaters (1989)Top 10 Movie Princesses
Top 10 Disney Villain Songs
Top 10 Darkest and Scariest Disney Moments
Top 10 Modern Disney Animated Characters

22
Release: Theatrical release of Back To The Future Part II.Theatrical release of Back To The Future Part II. In this film, Doc and Marty travel to the year 2015 to prevent a McFly family mistake, only to damage their own time line.Top 10 Memorable Movie Insults
Top 10 Wrong Movie Predictions About the Future
Top 10 Movie Gadgets We Wish Were Real

28
Release: Release of Opposites Attract by Paula AbdulRelease of Opposites Attract by Paula Abdul (1989)Another Top 10 Animated Music Videos

Dec
1
Release: National Lampoon's Christmas VacationThe film National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is released (1989)Top 10 Movie Rants
Top 10 Classic Christmas Movies

2
The TV series The Smurfs airs its last episodeThe TV series The Smurfs airs its last episode (1989)Top 10 Cartoon Dads from TV

6
The Ecole Polytechnique massacre takes place.Marc Lepine kills 14 women at a mass shooting in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.Top 10 Infamous Mass Shootings Outside the U.S.

8
Release: The War of the RosesThe film The War of the Roses is released (1989)Top 10 Dark Comedy Movies

13
Birthday of Taylor SwiftMusician Taylor Swift is born (1989) Taylor Swift Biography and Origins
Top 10 Female Country Music Stars
Another Top 10 Hated Musical Artists
Top 10 WTF Moments in Heavy Metal

14
Death of Andrei SakharovDeath of Andrei Sakharov (1989)Top 10 Inspiring Political Prisoners

14
Release: GloryThe film Glory is released (1989)Top 10 Movie Battle Speeches

15
Release: Driving Miss DaisyThe film Driving Miss Daisy is released (1989)Top 10 Worst Best Picture Oscar-Winning Movies

16
Romanian Revolution riots beginRomanian Revolution riots begin (1989).Top 10 Riots of the Past 100 Years

17
Debut of the TV show The Simpsons.The Simpsons had its television debut on this day in 1989 on FOX.Top 10 Fictional Television Schools

17
Premiere of The SimpsonsThe Simpsons premiered on this day in 1989Top 10 TV Shows That Lost Their Mojo
Top 10 TV Grandpas of All Time
The History of The Simpsons
Homer Simpson vs. Peter Griffin
Top 10 Simpsons Episodes
Top 10 Secondary Simpsons Characters
Top 10 Adult Cartoons
Top 10 Movie Continuations of TV Series
Top 10 Cartoons of the 1990s
Top 10 TV Intros (Title Sequences)
Top 10 TV Doctors
Top 10 TV Brats
Top 10 Iconic Cartoon Characters of All Time