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Headlines From 1989 Events UK

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. A 1989 Newspaper offers the ultimate insight into 1989 news as it offers a true window into how the world once was, reported first hand from those living at that time. Birthday Newspapers offer 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.

Headlines From 1989 Events

Not only will your newspaper be a fantastic way to discover 1989 history but it will also be a treasured gift of high sentimental value. This is made even more special with the certificate of authenticity included with every 1989 newspaper, at no extra charge. This can be personalised with not only the recipients name and the occasion but also a personal message. Add the perfect finishing touch to this special gift with one of our many stunning presentation options, ranging from commemorative keepsake folders to beautifully crafted gift boxes.

These look great but will also help to store your 1989 newspaper so that it can be referred to and enjoyed for many years to come. Not just by the person receiving it but by future generations that will enjoy sharing trips down memory lane as the 1989 pictures, headlines and news reports bring back fond memories from the past.

Newspaper 1989 Article Coverage

Please see below for a breakdown of important events that happened in 1989 which are likely to be covered in your newspaper dependent on the date selected. If you're looking for specific 1989 news headlines then please feel free to contact our archivist team who are experts when it comes to researching old newspapers from this significant period of historical interest.

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).