1989 Trivia, Fun Facts and History

1989 Trivia, Fun Facts and  History

Top Ten Baby Names of 1989:
Jessica, Ashley, Brittany, Amanda, Sarah, Michael, Chris, Topher, Matthew, Joshua, David

The Hotties and Fashion Icons:
Elle Macpherson

Leading Men and Hollywood Hunks:
Johnny Depp, John Travolta

“The Quotes:”
“If you build it, he will come.”
Ray Liotta (voice of Shoeless Joe Jackson) in ‘Field of Dreams’

“It keeps going, and going, and going…”
– Energizer Batteries

“This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs. Any questions?”
– Partnership for a Drug-Free America

– Volkswagon

“Cotton. The fabric of our lives”
– Cotton Incorporated

“I’m Batman”
– Michael Keaton, in ‘Batman’

“Eat My Shorts”
– Bart Simpson, The Simpsons

“I’ll have what she’s having.”
– Estelle Reiner, in ‘When Harry Met Sally…’

“Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.”
– Robin Williams, in ‘Dead Poets Society’

Time Magazine’s Man of the Year:
Mikhail Gorbachev

Miss America:
Gretchen Carlson (Anoka, MN)

Miss USA:
Gretchen Polhemus (Texas)

The Scandals:
Allegations that Major League Baseball star Pete Rose gambled on the Game became public.

The Exxon Valdez oil spill in which the tanker hit Prince William Sound’s Bligh Reef and spilled an estimated 11 to 30 million gallons of oil on March 24. The captain, Joseph Hazelwood, was drinking at the time.

Celebrity Murder: Rebecca Schaeffer, star of TV’s My Sister Sam, was killed by a stalker who got her address from California’s Department of Motor Vehicles. Private information is no longer avaiable from them.

Salmon Rushdie published The Satanic Verses – as Muslin writing the heresy in the book, Ayatollah Khomeini ordered a ‘fatwa’ on hime – a command ordering followers of the Musalim faith to kill him. The fatwah was lifted in 1998.

Noone knows what happened to “Tank Man”, who stood in front of government tanks at Tiananmen Square, in China.


Nerd News:
The Energizer Bunny was introduced to an unsuspecting public, replacing gymnast Mary Lou Retton as the energetic spokesperson.

Cost of a Superbowl ad in 1989: $675,000

The Habit:
Game Boy

1st appearances & 1989’s Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:
Tetris, Sega Genesis , Polly Pockets , Nintendo Game Boy, Trolls*
*Trolls appeared first in Europe in 1956. The first wave of Trolls were popularized in the United States in 1963.

Best Film Oscar Winner:
Rain Man ([resented in 1989)

The Big Movies: (according to boxofficemojo)
1. Batman
2. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
3. Lethal Weapon 2
4. Look Who’s Talking
5. Honey, I Shrunk The Kids
6. Back To The Future Part II
7. Ghostbusters II
8. Driving Miss Dasy
9. Parenthood
10. Dead Poets Society

1989 Most Popular TV shows:
1. The Cosby Show (NBC)
2. Roseanne (ABC)
3. Cheers (NBC)
4. A Different World (NBC)
5. America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC)
6. The Golden Girls (NBC)
7. 60 Minutes (CBS)
8. The Wonder Years (ABC)
9. Empty Nest (NBC)
10. Monday Night Football (ABC)

1989 Billboard Number One Songs:
December 24, 1988- January 13, 1989:
Every Rose Has Its Thorn – Poison

January 14 – January 20:
My Prerogative- Bobby Brown

January 21 – February 3:
Two Hearts – Phil Collins

February 4 – February 10:
When I’m With You – Sheriff

February 11 – March 3:
Straight Up – Paula Abdul

March 4 – March 24:
Lost In Your Eyes – Debbie Gibson

March 25 – March 31:
The Living Years – Mike & The Mechanics

April 1 – April 7:
Eternal Flame – The Bangles

April 8 – April 14:
The Look – Roxette

April 15 – April 21:
She Drives Me Crazy – Fine Young Cannibals

April 22 – May 12:
Like a Prayer – Madonna

May 13 – May 19:
I’ll Be There for You – Bon Jovi

May 20 – June 2:
Forever Your Girl – Paula Abdul

June 3 – June 9:
Rock On – Michael Damian

June 10 – June 16:
Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler

June 17- June 23:
I’ll Be Loving You (Forever) – New Kids On The Block

June 24 – June 30:
Satisfied – Richard Marx

July 1 – July 7:
Baby Don’t Forget My Number – Milli Vanilli

July 8 – July 14:
Good Thing – Fine Young Cannibals

July 15 – July 21:
If You Don’t Know Me By Now – Simply Red

July 22 – August 4:
Toy Soldiers – Martika

August 5 – August 11:
Batdance – Prince

August 12 – September 1:
Right Here Waiting – Richard Marx

September 2 – September 8:
Cold Hearted – Paula Abdul

September 9 – September 15:
Hangin’ Tough – New Kids On The Block

September 16 – September 22:
Don’t Wanna Lose You – Gloria Estefan

September 23 – October 6:
Girl I’m Gonna Miss You – Milli Vanilli

October 7 – November 3:
Miss You Much – Janet Jackson

November 4 – November 10:
Listen to Your Heart – Roxette

November 11 – November 24:
When I See You Smile – Bad English

November 25 – December 9:
Blame It On the Rain – Milli Vanilli

December 9 – December 22:
We Didn’t Start The Fire – Billy Joel

December 23, 1989 – January 13, 1990:
Another Day In Paradise – Phil Collins

World Series Champions: Oakland Athletics
Superbowl XXIII Champions: San Francisco 49ers
NBA Champions: Detroit Pistons
Stanley Cup Champs: Calgary Flames
U.S. Open Golf Curtis Strange
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) Boris Becker/Steffi Graf
Wimbledon (Men/Women): Boris Becker/Steffi Graf
NCAA Football Champions: Miami
NCAA Basketball Champions: Michigan
Kentucky Derby: Sunday Silence


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