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The following events occurred in 1989.


Paper money

Denomination Notes
$1-G (1986)
$1-A (1989)
Until January 1989, every $1 bill in circulation remained a Series 1985, as the Series 1988 bills were just released by that time.
$2-B (1976) As of January 1, 1989, all $2 bills in circulation remained up to Series 1976.
$5-K (1987)
$5-C (1989)
Until April 1989, every $5 bill in circulation remained a Series 1985, as the Series 1988 bills were just released by that time.
$10-G (1989) Series 1985 $10 bills remained current in 1989, as this denomination never got a Series 1988.
$20-D (1989) Series 1985 $20 bills remained current in 1989, as this denomination never got a Series 1988.
$50-G (1987) Until the release of Series 1988 bills in August 1989, all $50 bills were Series 1985 or older.
$100-I (1985)
$100-G (1986)
Until the release of Series 1988 bills in August 1989, all $100 bills were Series 1985 or older.
All Series 1981A bills were also still guaranteed in circulation, as so were some Series 1981 bills.

Carryovers

Logos

Walt Disney Pictures (1985) Touchstone Pictures (1986) Universal (1971) Columbia Pictures (1981) Tristar Pictures (1984) 20th Century Fox (1981) Warner Bros. Pictures (1984)

In theaters, the Big Six major film studios (except Paramount) continued using their 1987 logos on 1989 releases of their respective films...

Walt Disney Home Video (1986) Touchstone Home Video (1987) MCA Home Video (1983) CIC Video (1986) RCA Columbia Pictures Home Video (1986) CBS-FOX Video (1984) Warner Home Video (1986-A) MGM-UA Home Video (1982) Golden Book Video (1987)

...as so did their home video divisions...

Walt Disney Television (1985) Buena Vista Television (1985) Universal Television (1975) Columbia Pictures Television (1988) 20th Television Fox (1981) Warner Bros. Television (1984) Merv Griffin Enterprises (1988) KingWorld (1985) DiC (1987) View-Master Video (1985) Warner Bros. Records (1985) Together Again Video Productions (1987) The Lyons Group (1988)

...and their television counterparts.

NBC logo Cbs-logo American Broadcasting Company Logo Fox1987

Terrestrial broadcast networks NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX continued using their 1987 logos.

HBO logo Cinemax logo The Disney Channel 1986

All premium cable networks also retained their 1986 logos.

Movies

Currently on sale:

Marypoppins 1989 Dumbo 1991 Swordinthestone 1986 Aliceinwonderland 1986

From companies other than Disney:

Starwars vhs Starwars2 1984vhs Starwars3 vhs Ghostbusters vhs Goonies 1986vhs Mylittlepony 1986vhs

Television

The Wizard of Oz continued airing once a year on CBS, having been broadcast on March 19 this year.

Last aired on syndication this year:

Mylittlepony 1986tv Kidsongstvshow 1987

Kidsongs videos currently on sale:

Kidsongs oldmacdonaldsfarm Kidsongs teachtheworldtosing Kidsongs goodnightsleeptight Kidsongs carsboatstrainsplanes Kidsongs singoutamerica Kidsongs daywiththeanimals Kidsongs whatiwanttobe Kidsongs wonderfulworldofsports Kidsongs dayatthecircus

My Little Pony videos from Golden Book Video:

  • The End of Flutter Valley
  • Bright Lights
  • Flight to Cloud Castle/Pony Puppy
  • Fugitive Flowers/Little Piece of Magic
  • The Golden Horseshoes/The Prince and the Ponies
  • Mishmash Melee/Baby, It's Cold Outside
  • The Quest of the Princess Ponies
  • The Revolt of Paradise Estate/Sweet Stuff and the Treasure Hunt

Video Games

Nes logo Sega-master-system-logo

The Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega Master System remained the two companies' respective current home consoles.

Currently on sale:

Duckhunt Donkeykongclassics Smb2

What's new for 1989

Paramount (1989) Paramount Home Video (1989) Paramount Television (1989)

Paramount became a Paramount Communications company, following the disestablishment of Gulf+Western.

Catinthehat 1989vhs Lorax 1989vhs Drseussontheloose vhs Hooberbloob 1989vhs Grinchnight 1989vhs Pontoffelpock 1989vhs Grinch 1989vhs

All Dr. Seuss videos were repackaged with new cover artwork.

January

Shiningtimestation logo

Shining Time Station premiered on PBS this month to introduce Thomas & Friends to North American audiences.

March

Dos4x Windows21

Windows 2.1 was updated to Windows 2.11. MS-DOS remained virtually unchanged.

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi premiered on NBC on March 19.

April

Backyardshow Threewishes Dayatthebeach

There were now three Barney & the Backyard Gang videos.

June

Ghostbusters2 poster

On June 16, Ghostbusters II was released in theaters from Columbia Pictures.

August

Gameboy logo Sega Genesis Logo

Two new consoles -- Nintendo's first handheld, the Game Boy, and Sega's Genesis -- were released on August 14.

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In its history, Nintendo's released their first handheld video game this month -- Super Mario Land.

Wizardofoz 1989vhs

The Wizard of Oz was re-released on home video for its 50th anniversary.

September

Smbss

Following the discontinuation of My Little Pony 'n Friends, shows based on video games premiered on first-run syndication, starting with the Super Mario Bros. Super Show. Some episodes were later released on home video:

Smbss vhs1 Smbss vhs2 Smbss vhs3 Smbss vhs4 Smbss vhs5 Smbss vhs6


Wheeloffortune 1989 Jeopardy 1989 Fullhouse 1987

The next seasons of these programs premiered this month on their respective networks.

Bedknobsandbroomsticks 1989 front Bambi 1989

Bedknobs and Broomsticks was re-packaged with new cover artwork, and Bambi was released on video for the first time. The Walt Disney Classics logo also changed:

Walt Disney Classics (1989)

October

PBS (1989)

PBS's logo was updated on newer programs.

Dsas zipadeedoodah Dsas heighho Dsas barenecessities Dsas youcanfly Dsas christmas Dsas funwithmusic

Fun with Music joined the Disney's Sing-Along Songs series.

November

Ghostbusters2 vhs

Ghostbusters II was released on home video from RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video.

Totals

As of December 31, 1989:
Total movies released in theaters 9
Total movies released on VHS 8
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