And closer to home, all this happened in Sunderland and County Durham.
In the year that Bangles were a hit with Eternal Flame and Kylie and Jason were singing Especially For You, our photographers were capturing all of these scenes.
So take a moment to remind you of Burtons, Bentleys, and much more.
And then get in touch with your own memories.
9. Supporting a great cause
Sunderland Inner Wheel gave a great donation of £2,000 to Sunderland Royal Infirmary in 1989.
Eileen Lillington was pictured with, left to right: Nell Fenwick, Mary Sewell, Sister Christine Richardson, and Sister Edith Simpson.
Photo: Sunderland Echo
10. Tell us more
What do you remember of life in Wearside and County Durham in 1989? Tell us more by emailing [email protected]