- Average US yearly income was $27,450
- Gas cost $.97.
- Average US house was $120,000.
- Average UK house was £71,733.
- Chinese protesters stage demonstrations in Tiananmen Square, for a while.
- PLO and Israel hold first talks.
- In Poland free elections bring Solidarity to power.
- In Czechoslovakia, free elections held after Velvet Revolution protests.
- Berlin Wall brought down.
- East German government collapses.
- Exxon Valdez spills 11 million gallons of oil in Alaska.
- Ayatollah Khomeini issues a fatwa against British writer over a book he wrote.
- US must rescue hundreds of saving and loan associations.
- Game Boy goes on sale in Japan.
- In US DNA evidence approved for use in courts.
- 'Virtual Reality' phrase is coined and demonstrated.
- Tim Berners-Lee develops first World Wide Web server and browser.
- Michael Keaton proves Batman no joking matter.
- Kevin Costner build his Field of Dreams and they came.
- We find out what happened When Harry Met Sally.