Mel Blanc dies.

Batman (1989) theatrical poster


Lethal Weapon 2 Poster

Lethal Weapon 2


National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.


Theatrical releases

Feature films


Video games

Printed Media


  • June 15 - Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons

Home video releases

Theme parks




Character debuts

In fiction

  • June
    • The Ordinary Wizarding Levels are held for students sorted in 1984, during which Professor Tofty spies on Jacob's sibling under orders from the Ministry of Magic.[1]
    • Jacob's sibling, Merula Snyde, Bill Weasley, Patricia Rakepick and a fifth person (either Penny Haywood or Charlie Weasley) enter the Portrait Vault. After Jacob's sibling defeats the Hungarian Horntail guarding the vault, Rakepick reveals her alliance with R and attempts to kill the students. The students attack back and Rakepick escapes. Jacob's sibling enters the vault and reunites with their long-lost brother, but their reunion is brief as Jacob leaves to go after Rakepick.[2]
    • The portrait curse is broken.[3]
  • September - A statue curse causes a Hogwarts student to be petrified.[4]


  1. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5, "Ordinary Wizarding Levels" Achievement
  2. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5, Chapter 30 (Into the Vault)
  3. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 5, Chapter 31 (After the Vault)
  4. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, Year 6, Chapter 2 (Curses and Prophecies)

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