Did you know facts 1989?

What about famous birthdays, marriages, and deaths that year? President Ronald Reagan left office alive, even though he was elected in a year that ended in zero. For nearly 150 years, every U.S. president who was elected in a year divisible by 20⁠—from William Henry Harrison to John F. Kennedy⁠—had died in office.

What major events happened in 1989?


  • January 20: George H. W. Bush becomes the 41st U.S. President.
  • January 20: Dan Quayle becomes the 44th U.S. Vice President.
  • March 24: Exxon Valdez oil spill.
  • October 17: Loma Prieta earthquake.

What was invented in 1989?

the World Wide Web
Tim Berners-Lee, a British scientist, invented the World Wide Web (WWW) in 1989, while working at CERN.

What technology was around in 1989?

1989: Launch of first GPS satellite Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. Even so, we’re giving this year’s nod to the launch of the first GPS satellite, and saving the web for 1990, when the first web browser was created.

What was created in 1990?

Smartphones, the digital camera, targeted Internet searches and the World Wide Web itself, emojis, even SnapChat and Instagram are all built on the ideas that came about in the 1990’s. Read on to discover some of the best technological advances of the ’90s.

What computers were used in 1989?

New computer products and services introduced in 1989 SQL Server was introduced in 1989. Intel released the 486DX processor, with more than 1 million transistors and multitasking capabilities. Microsoft released Word 1.1 for PC, and version 4 for Mac in 1989. Microsoft released Excel 2.2 for Mac in 1989.

What was the most popular technology in 1989?

Gameboy – 1989 Atari and others had laid the foundations for the video game industry, but it might have been Nintendo that made gaming mainstream. The Nintendo Game Boy was released in 1989 and went on to sell over 118 million units worldwide.

What are some fun facts and trivia from the year 1989?

Gregory DeVictor is a trivia enthusiast who loves to write articles on American nostalgia. This article teaches you fun facts and trivia from the year 1989. Why Was the Year 1989 so Special? What are some fun facts, trivia, and historical events from the year 1989? What were the top news stories in the U.S. and around the world?

What was the world as it stood in 1989?

The September 11 attacks, America’s first black president, and the explosive growth of the Internet all lay in the future. To commemorate this more peaceful time, we’ve created a trivia quiz about the world as things stood in 1989.

Can you pass a general knowledge quiz from 1989?

What this means is that while some of the questions would be the same in a present-day quiz (the capital of Canada is still Ottawa), others will require you to provide “1989’s answer.” For example, think how differently a quiz from that year would handle topics like Princess Diana, the governance of Hong Kong, or computer technology.

What was Milli Vanilli’s top hit in 1989?

1. What song was a top hit for Milli Vanilli in 1989? Give Me the Truth! 2. The “Goddess of Democracy” in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square was modeled after what famous statue? 3. Baseball commissioner Bart Giamatti made news on August 24 by banning Cincinnati manager Pete Rose, baseball’s all-time leader in base hits, from the game for life.