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For other uses, see 1989.
The timestream.
years: 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992

(stardates from 1989.0)

decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
centuries: 19th century - 21st century - 21st century

1989 was, on Earth's calendar, the 90th year of the 20th century, and the tenth and final year of the 1980s decade. Although this was a time period before Human formulation of stardates, this era begins with stardate 1989.0.[1]


  • Atlantis deployes the interplanetary probe Magellan.[2]
Roberta Lincoln and Gary Seven believe that James T. Kirk is killed in the Tiananmen Square crackdown until equally unverifiable reports credit him with the death of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.[3]
14 October - 28 October
Baseball's 1989 World Series takes place. Benjamin Sisko would later replicate an official ball from that series signed by A. Bartlett Giamatti.[4][5]
9 November
While Roberta Lincoln watches the fall of the Berlin Wall, Khan Noonien Singh breaks into the secret hideout of Gary Seven, threatening Roberta and ultimately destroying a lot of the technical equipment there, but not before extracting information about the remaining children of the Chrysalis Project and about the method that was supposed to be used to fix the hole in the ozone layer. Khan was part of a mission conducted by Gary Seven in 1984 to prevent the method from being applied.[3]
3 December
The Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi, leaves office after losing a general election.[3]


Births and deaths

5 March
Richmond Barthé dies.[4]
3 June
Ruhollah Khomeini dies.[4]
11 July
Laurence Olivier dies.[4]
1 September
A. Bartlett Giamatti dies.[4]
22 September
Irving Berlin dies.[4]
22 December
Samuel Beckett dies.[4]


References and notes


Title Series Date Media Notes Image
The Eugenics Wars

The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 1

Chapters 34
The Original Series 9 November 1989 novel Khan1.jpg




  • TNG novel #4: Survivors by Jean Lorrah.
    • Treva—a Human colony on the fringes of known space. Isolated from the rest of the galaxy, at last a report they were on the verge of becoming a true interstellar community—a full fledged member of the Federation. But now the USS Enterprise has received a distress signal. Treva is in the throes of a violent revolution, a revolution led by a merciless warlord who has committed countless atrocities in the name of freedom. Data and Lieutenant Tasha Yar are dispatched to investigate. But once they reach Treva, they discover the truth—and any possible solution—may be far more complex than a simple rebellion. For Treva's president wants more than Starfleet's good words in her fight against the rebels. She wants their weapons. And before the battle is over, she means to get them. Over Data and Yar's dead bodies, if necessary.
week of 9 January
week of 23 January
week of 30 January


Vulcan's Glory.

week of 6 February
week of 13 February
week of 20 February


Strike Zone.

  • TNG novel #5: Strike Zone by Peter David.
    • Deep in the uncharted regions of our galaxy, the Kreel, a primitive, warlike race have stumbled upon weapons powerful beyond their wildest imagination. The Kreel have used those weapons to attack their most bitter enemies, the Klingons. Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise are called in to mediate the dispute by ferrying diplomatic teams from the two warring races to the source of their conflict, the mysterious planet where the weapons were discovered in an attempt to find a peaceful solution to the conflict, and discover the origins of the super-powerful weapons.
week of 20 March
week of 27 March


Double, Double.

  • TOS novel #45: Double, Double by Michael Jan Friedman.
    • On a routine exploratory mission, the starship USS Hood picks up a distress signal from a research expedition thought lost long ago—the expedition of Dr. Roger Korby, one of the centuries' greatest scientific minds. Korby himself is dead, it seems, but his colleagues have made a most incredible discovery—a discovery they insist the Hood's captain see for himself. Reluctantly, the captain agrees to beam down… Meanwhile, the crew of the USS Enterprise begins long overdue shore leave on Tranquility Seven. James T. Kirk is looking forward to a few days of rest and relaxation… until what seems like a bizarre case of mistaken identity plunges Kirk into a whirlpool of mayhem and murder. And puts an inhuman stranger with his memories and abilities in command of the Enterprise.
week of 3 April
week of 24 April







The Cry of the Onlies.

The Lost Years.

"Return to Raimon".

  • TOS novel #46: The Cry of the Onlies by Judy Klass.
    • Boaco Six—A once-tranquil Federation colony, now caught up in the throes of revolution. The Enterprise's mission: re-establish contact with the planet, and determine whether or not formal ties between the Federation and Boaco Six should be strengthened. Negotiations between Captain Kirk and the planet's ruling Council of Youngers are proceeding smoothly, until the atmosphere of goodwill is shattered by the sudden destruction of a Boacan ship—at the hands of an experimental Starfleet vessel! Now, in order to prevent full-scale war from breaking out, the Enterprise must recapture the stolen Starfleet vessel and its abductors. A mission that will require the aid of the galaxy's most reclusive genius—and bring Captain Kirk face-to-face with the long-buried secrets of the past…
  • TOS novel: The Lost Years by J.M. Dillard (hardcover).
    • After the end of the Enterprise's five-year mission, Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, and Dr. McCoy struggle to establish new lives apart from each other and the starship. The newly-promoted Admiral Kirk is placed in charge of a specially-created Starfleet division and attempts to defuse a critical hostage situation; Mr. Spock, who, in the midst of a teaching assignment on Vulcan, finds the one thing he least expected; and Dr. McCoy, whose unerring instinct for trouble lands him smack in the middle of an incident that could trigger an interstellar bloodbath.
  • TNG comic #1: "Return to Raimon" by Michael Jan Friedman.
    • All-new missions where no one has gone before.



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