1989 Newspaper

Commemorate a special occasion with an Original Newspaper gift from 1989

Historic Newspapers have a large archive of original newspapers from the year 1989. Our archive features an impressive range of titles and these old newspapers make a wonderful birthday or anniversary present.

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Original Newspaper Gift from 1989

Recipients love to read what was happening in the world on a date that has a special meaning to them, such as a birthday or anniversary, as it creates a fascinating connection with their past. The Newspaper Gift offers a wonderful trip down memory lane and the personal nature of this present will show that you have put a lot of thought into your gift.

Your newspaper present can be further personalised by adding the recipient’s name and your own greeting on a Certificate of Authenticity, which acts as a guarantee that your newspaper is a genuine original newspaper.

News Headlines from 1989

To whet your appetite for what could be covered in your newspaper gift, here are a selection of the key events that newspapers were reporting on in the year 1989:

Date Event
7th January 1989Hirohito, Emperor of Japan (b. 1901) dies.
20th January 1989George H. W. Bush succeeds Ronald Reagan as the 41st President of the United States of America.
2nd February 1989The Satellite television service ‘Sky Television plc’ is launched in Europe.
15th February 1989The Soviet Union announces that all of its troops have left Afghanistan.
24th February 1989Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini places a $3-million bounty on the head of “The Satanic Verses” author Salman Rushdie.
20th March 1989Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke breaks down on national television as he admits marital infidelity.
1st April 1989Margaret Thatcher's new local government Poll tax is introduced in Scotland.
12th April 1989Sugar Ray Robinson, American boxer (b. 1921) dies following a long fight with Alzheimer‘s Disease.
15th April 1989The Hillsborough disaster claims the life of ninety-six Liverpool supporters in one of the biggest tragedies in football.
4th June 1989The Tiananmen Square massacre takes place in Beijing on the army's approach to the square. The final stand-off is covered live on television.
21st June 1989British police arrest 250 people for celebrating the summer solstice at Stonehenge.
14th July 1989France celebrates the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution.
20th August 1989Fifty-one people die when the ‘Marchioness’ pleasure boat collides with a barge on the River Thames, adjacent to Southwark Bridge.
25th August 1989‘Voyager II’ passes the planet Neptune and its moon Triton.
20th September 1989F. W. de Klerk is sworn in as State President of South Africa.
19th October 1989 The Guildford Four are freed after fourteen years in jail, having been wrongfully convicted for bombings carried out by the Provisional IRA.
9th November 1989East Germany opens checkpoints in the Berlin Wall, allowing its citizens to travel freely to West Germany for the first time in many decades. The next day, celebrating Germans begin tearing the rest of the wall down.
25th December 1989Romanian leader Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena are executed after their unsuccessful escape attempt.
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A Newspaper From 1989

Shown as an example of papers printed at this time (click to enlarge).

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