30 Things That Happened in 1989

Thirty years ago 1989 was on the cusp of a new decade. There was lots of 80s influence still happening but you could see the movement ahead into the 90s. Break out the crimper for a look back at 30 things that happened in 1989. How old were you in 1989? What do you remember most about that year if you were around? 

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Will Smith wins the first ever Grammy for Best Rap Performance with his song Parents Just Don't Understand

Berlin Wall comes down


Exxon Valdez tanker runs aground spills 240,000 barrels (11 million gallons)

On December 3 President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev announced that the Cold War was over

Taylor Swift is born on December 13

Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade

First liver transplant is performed

A 4,400-year-old mummy is found in the Great Pyramid of Giza

Disney opens Hollywood Studios park at Disney World

Field of Dreams

In Alaska's Prince William Sound the Exxon Valdez runs aground and spills 11 million gallons of oil

Ted Bundy is executed in Florida's electric chair

The Simpsons premiered on Fox

Nintendo releases the Game Boy in Japan in April and in North America in July

Sir Tim Berners-Lee develops the World Wide Web

U.S. Senate voted “to ban smoking on all domestic airline flights

Lucille Ball passes away on April 26

After decades of no princess movies Disney releases The Little Mermaid

Microsoft Office is first released

American Gladiators enters our lives

Pro-democracy rallies are held in Tiananmen Square. Martial law is declared and hundreds are killed

The term "freshman 15" entered our vocabulary thanks the teen magazine Seventeen

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

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