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In '''1989''', [[Amy Pond]] and [[Rory Williams]] were born. ([[TV]]: ''[[The Beast Below (TV story)|The Beast Below]]''; [[COMIC]]: ''[[The Broken Man (comic story)|The Broken Man]]'')
   
== Events ==
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The [[Communism|Communist]] regimes in [[Poland]] and [[Hungary]] were overthrown. ([[COMIC]]: ''[[The Broken Man (comic story)|The Broken Man]]'')
=== [[July]] ===
 
* [[24 July|24]] - [[26 July|26]] - The [[Sixth Doctor]] met [[Melanie Bush]] for the first time. ([[PDA]]: ''[[Business Unusual]]'')
 
   
=== [[October]] ===
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The [[Ninth Doctor]] suggested that he and [[Rose Tyler]] go to [[Marbella]] in this year to avoid the [[Dalek]]s at the [[Battle of the Game Station]] in [[200100|200,100]]. ([[TV]]: ''[[The Parting of the Ways (TV story)|The Parting of the Ways]]'')
* [[13 October|13]] - [[Raine Creevy]] met the [[Seventh Doctor]] for the first time. ([[BFA]]: ''[[Crime of the Century]]'')
 
   
=== Unknown dates ===
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== Dated events ==
* The Seventh Doctor and [[Ace]] returned to [[Perivale]]. ([[DW]]: ''[[Survival]]'')
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In [[June]], the Seventh Doctor and [[Ace]] visited [[Perivale]]. ([[TV]]: ''[[Survival (TV story)|Survival]]'', [[PROSE]]: ''[[Survival (novelisation)|Survival]]'')
* [[Bobby Prescott]] and a number of other people tried and failed to stop a mob from destroying a library during riots in [[New York City|New York]]. ([[NA]]: ''[[Cat's Cradle: Warhead]]'')
 
* The [[Ninth Doctor]] suggested that [[Rose Tyler]] and he go to [[Marbella]] in this year to avoid the [[Dalek]]s at the [[Battle of the Game Station]] in [[200100|200,100]]. ([[DW]]: ''[[The Parting of the Ways]]'')
 
* [[Amy Pond]] and [[Rory Williams]] were born. ([[DW]]: ''[[The Beast Below]]'', ''[[The Vampires of Venice]]'')
 
   
== Behind the scenes ==
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On [[24 June]], [[Stockbridge]]'s local [[school]] burned down. [[Philip Withers]], son of [[Harold Withers|Harold]] and [[Alice Withers]], died in the [[fire]] at age seven. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Eternal Summer (audio story)|The Eternal Summer]]'', ''[[Plague of the Daleks (audio story)|Plague of the Daleks]]'')
=== [[January]] ===
 
* [[4 January|04]] - [[DW]]: ''[[The Greatest Show in the Galaxy]]'' Episode 4 was first broadcast, concluding the twenty-fifth anniversary season.
 
* [[19 January|19]] - [[DWN]]: ''[[Delta and the Bannermen (novelisation)|Doctor Who - Delta and the Bannermen]]'' was first published.
 
* 19 - [[REF]]: ''[[The Doctor Who File]]'' was published in paperback.
 
* [[28 January|28]] - [[Lara Goodison]] was born.
 
   
=== [[February]] ===
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Between [[24 July]] and [[26 July]], the [[Sixth Doctor]] met [[Melanie Bush]] for the first time. ([[PROSE]]: ''[[Business Unusual (novel)|Business Unusual]]'')
* [[8 February|8]] - [[Cyril Luckham]] (the [[White Guardian]] in [[DW]]: ''[[The Ribos Operation]]'' and [[DW]]: ''[[Enlightenment (TV story)|Enlightenment]]'') died.
 
* [[16 February|16]] - [[DWN]]: ''[[The War Machines (novelisation)|Doctor Who - The War Machines]]'' was first published.
 
* [[18 February|18]] - [[John Bailey]], who played the [[Commander (The Sensorites)|Commander]] in [[DW]]: ''[[The Sensorites]]'', [[Edward Waterfield]] in [[DW]]: ''[[The Evil of the Daleks]]'' and [[Sezom]] in [[DW]]: ''[[The Horns of Nimon]]'', died in [[London]].
 
   
=== [[March]] ===
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On [[13 October]], [[Raine Creevy]] met the [[Seventh Doctor]] for the first time. However, this was the not the Doctor's first encounter with Raine, as he had delivered her in [[Moscow]] on [[7 November]] [[1967]]. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Crime of the Century (audio story)|Crime of the Century]]'', ''[[Thin Ice (audio story)|Thin Ice]]'')
* [[1 March|1]] - [[Geoffrey Morris]] ([[Sabor]] in [[DW]]: ''[[Planet of the Spiders (TV story)|Planet of the Spiders]]'') died.
 
* [[2 March|2]] - [[John Bryans]] ([[Torvin]] in [[DW]]: ''[[The Creature from the Pit (TV story)|The Creature from the Pit]]'') died.
 
* [[13 March|13]] - [[Harry Melling]] ([[Hervey]] in [[BFA]]: ''[[The Whispering Forest]]'') was born.
 
* [[16 March|16]] - [[DWN]]: ''[[Dragonfire (novelisation)|Doctor Who - Dragonfire]]'' was first published.
 
* 16 - Two ''Doctor Who Classics'' reprint volumes were published: [[DWN]]: ''[[Doctor Who and the Dæmons|The Dæmons]]''/''[[The Time Monster (novelisation)|The Time Monster]]'' and [[DWN]]: ''[[The Mind of Evil (novelisation)|The Mind of Evil]]''/''[[Doctor Who and the Claws of Axos|The Claws of Axos]]''.
 
* [[John Wyse]] ([[Charles Percival]] in [[DW]]: ''[[The Time Monster (TV story)|The Time Monster]]'') died.
 
   
=== [[April]] ===
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On [[9 November]], the numerous revolutions against the rule of the [[Soviet Union]] in the [[Eastern Bloc]] countries led to the fall of the [[Berlin Wall]] in [[East Berlin]], [[East Germany]]. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Protect and Survive (audio story)|Protect and Survive]]''; [[COMIC]]: ''[[The Broken Man (comic story)|The Broken Man]]'') Prior to or during his [[Tenth Doctor|tenth incarnation]], the Doctor had witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall on two occasions. The actor [[David Hasselhoff]] was also present and sang a song. ([[PROSE]]: ''[[Autonomy (novel)|Autonomy]]'')
* [[REF]]: ''[[The Time-Travellers' Guide|Doctor Who: The Time-Travellers' Guide]]'' was published in paperback.
 
* [[2 April|02]] - [[Clare Thomas]] ([[Lucy Skinner]] in [[SJA]]: ''[[The Last Sontaran]]'') was born.
 
* [[8 April|08]] - [[Adam Kurakin]] was born.
 
* [[12 April|12]] - [[Gerald Flood]], who portrayed [[King John]] in [[DW]]: ''[[The King's Demons]]'' and provided the voice of [[Kamelion]], died from a heart attack.
 
* [[20 April|20]] - [[DWN]]: ''[[Attack of the Cybermen (novelisation)|Doctor Who - Attack of the Cybermen]]'' was first published.
 
* [[25 April|25]] - [[George Coulouris]], who played [[Arbitan]] in [[DW]]: ''[[The Keys of Marinus]]'', died in [[London]] from a heart attack after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease.
 
   
=== [[May]] ===
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On [[28 November]], the country of [[Czechoslovakia]] overthrew its [[Communism|Communist]] government in what was known as the [[Velvet Revolution]]. The [[Eleventh Doctor]], [[Amy Pond]] and [[Rory Williams]] were present for that event, and stopped an alien invasion by the [[Mavora]], with the help of the [[Golem of Prague]]. Rory commented that his younger self was "in a cot in [[Leadworth]]" at the time. ([[COMIC]]: ''[[The Broken Man (comic story)|The Broken Man]]'')
* [[3 May|3]] - [[William Squire]] ([[The Shadow]] in [[DW]]: ''[[The Armageddon Factor (TV story)|The Armageddon Factor]]'') died.
 
* [[18 May|18]] - [[TME]]: ''[[The Nightmare Fair (novelisation)|Doctor Who - The Nightmare Fair]]'' was first published. This was the first of a new spin-off line by [[Target Books]] dubbed "The Missing Episodes". These were novels based upon the cancelled [[Season 23]], which was delayed a year due to the BBC-ordered hiatus and then replaced by what became [[DW]]: ''[[The Trial of a Time Lord]]''. Although based upon a teleplay, the fact it was never produced makes this, in effect, the first original-to-print ''Doctor Who'' novel in which the Doctor himself was the lead character.
 
* 18 - [[Target Books]] published two final ''Doctor Who Classics'' reprint volumes before abandoning the venture: [[DWN]]: ''[[Doctor Who and the Face of Evil|The Face of Evil]]''/''[[Doctor Who and the Sunmakers|The Sunmakers]]'' and [[DWN]]: ''[[Doctor Who and the Seeds of Doom|The Seeds of Doom]]''/''[[Doctor Who and the Deadly Assassin|The Deadly Assassin]]''.
 
* [[20 May|20]] - [[Judith Byfield]] ([[Angela Clifford]] in [[DW]]: ''[[Time-Flight (TV story)|Time-Flight]]'') died.
 
* 20 - [[Anton Diffring]] ([[De Flores]] in [[DW]]: ''[[Silver Nemesis (TV story)|Silver Nemesis]]'') died.
 
* [[26 May|26]] - ''[[Voyager (1989 graphic novel)|Doctor Who: Voyager]]'' was published by [[Marvel Comics]].
 
   
=== [[June]] ===
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On [[3 December]], [[Ed Morgan]] was admitted to a mental [[Asylum (hospital)|asylum]]. He was diagnosed with severe [[depression]] and [[agoraphobia]] and was released on [[17 January]] [[1990]]. ([[TV]]: ''[[Ghost Machine (TV story)|Ghost Machine]]'')
* [[15 June|15]] - [[DWN]]: ''[[Mindwarp (novelisation)|Doctor Who - Mindwarp]]'' was first published. This was the fourth and final novelisation based upon segments of [[DW]]: ''[[The Trial of a Time Lord]]''. It was also the final [[Sixth Doctor]] story to be novelised; plans for a novelisation of [[DW]]: ''[[Revelation of the Daleks]]'' were made, but the book was never published and that story remains officially unnovelised.
 
   
=== [[July]] ===
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== Unknown dates ==
* [[20 July|20]] - [[DWN]]: ''[[The Chase (novelisation)|Doctor Who - The Chase]]'' was first published. Written by [[John Peel]], ''The Chase'' was the first of a series of [[Dalek]] story novelisations by Peel commissioned after [[Target Books]] reached an agreement with [[Terry Nation]] to allow his remaining Dalek stories to be adapted as novels (before this, [[DW]]: ''[[The Chase]]'' and other Nation-penned Dalek episodes were expected to remain in limbo, novelisation-wise). Around the time of this book's release, it was announced that a similar agreement had been reached with [[Eric Saward]] regarding his two Dalek serials, but ultimately these two stories were never adapted.
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[[File:Car of the century.jpg|thumb|The Second Doctor on Velon. ([[COMIC]]: ''[[Car of the Century (comic story)|Car of the Century]]'')]]
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The [[Second Doctor]], [[John and Gillian]] visited [[Velon]]. ([[COMIC]]: ''[[Car of the Century (comic story)|Car of the Century]]'')
   
=== [[August]] ===
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[[Bobby Prescott]] and a number of other people tried and failed to stop a mob from destroying a library during riots in [[New York City]]. ([[PROSE]]: ''[[Cat's Cradle: Warhead (novel)|Cat's Cradle: Warhead]]'')
* [[3 August|03]] - The final studio recording session for the [[1963]]-89 series of ''Doctor Who'' was undertaken as work was completed on [[DW]]: ''[[Ghost Light]]''. Discounting a voiceover session conducted in November, this marked the end of BBC production on the series until work on the revival commenced in [[2004]].
 
* [[4 August|04]] - [[Maurice Colbourne]] died.
 
* [[17 August|17]] - [[TME]]: ''[[The Ultimate Evil|Doctor Who - The Ultimate Evil]]'' was first published. It was the second release in the "Missing Episodes" line.
 
* [[29 August|29]] - The second volume of [[Doctor Who: The Scripts]] was published: [[DW]]: ''[[The Tomb of the Cybermen]]''.
 
   
=== [[September]] ===
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In [[Cardiff]], [[Wales]], the [[The Ritz|Ritz]] [[nightclub]] closed down after [[1932|57 years]]. ([[TV]]: ''[[Captain Jack Harkness (TV story)|Captain Jack Harkness]]'')
* [[6 September|06]] - [[DW]]: ''[[Battlefield]]'' Episode 1 was first broadcast, launching [[Season 26]], the final season of the 1963-89 series. [[Nicholas Courtney]] returned for the first time since [[DW]]: ''[[The Five Doctors (TV story)|The Five Doctors]]'', and [[UNIT]] took an active role in a story for the first time since [[DW]]: ''[[The Android Invasion]]''. [[Jean Marsh]], who had played companion [[Sara Kingdom]], returned in a different role.
 
* [[13 September|13]] - [[DW]]: ''[[Battlefield]]'' Episode 2 was first broadcast.
 
* [[16 September|16]] - [[Sylvester McCoy]] appeared as the [[Seventh Doctor]] in a skit on ''The Noel Edmunds Saturday Roadshow''. [[David Banks]] also appeared as the [[Cyber-Leader (Mondas)|Cyber-Leader]] in what was his final television appearance to date as a Cyberman.
 
* [[20 September|20]] - [[DW]]: ''[[Battlefield]]'' Episode 3 was first broadcast. It was the first appearance of [[Bessie]] since [[DW]]: ''[[The Five Doctors (TV story)|The Five Doctors]]'' and since [[DW]]: ''[[Robot (TV story)|Robot]]'' in a regular episode.
 
* [[21 September|21]] - [[DWN]]: ''[[The Daleks' Master Plan Part 1: Mission to the Unknown|Doctor Who - Mission to the Unknown]]'' was first published. It was part one of a two-volume adaptation of [[DW]]: ''[[The Daleks' Master Plan]]'', the only two-part novelisation ever issued by Target.
 
* [[27 September|27]] - [[DW]]: ''[[Battlefield]]'' Episode 4 was first broadcast. It was the final appearance of [[Nicholas Courtney]] in a ''Doctor Who'' story, though he later appeared in the independent spin-off ''[[Downtime]]'', as well as [[SJA]]: ''[[Enemy of the Bane]]''. It was the final appearance of [[UNIT]] until [[DW]]: ''[[Aliens of London]]''. It was also the final appearance of [[Bessie]] to date.
 
   
=== [[October]] ===
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The Soviet Union withdrew its forces from [[Afghanistan]]. ([[COMIC]]: ''[[The Broken Man (comic story)|The Broken Man]]'')
* ''The Ultimate Interview: Colin Baker Talks with David Banks'' was first released on cassette by Silver Fist Productions.
 
* [[4 October|04]] - [[DW]]: ''[[Ghost Light]]'' Episode 1 was first broadcast.
 
* [[11 October|11]] - [[DW]]: ''[[Ghost Light]]'' Episode 2 was first broadcast.
 
* [[17 October|17]] - This date was the tenth anniversary of ''[[Doctor Who Magazine]]''.
 
* [[18 October|18]] - [[DW]]: ''[[Ghost Light]]'' Episode 3 was first broadcast.
 
* [[19 October|19]] - [[DWN]]: ''[[The Daleks' Master Plan Part 2: The Mutation of Time|Doctor Who - The Mutation of Time]]'' was first published, concluding the adaptation of [[DW]]: ''[[The Daleks' Master Plan]]''.
 
* [[25 October|25]] - [[DW]]: ''[[The Curse of Fenric]]'' Episode 1 was first broadcast.
 
   
=== [[November]] ===
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There was an [[ebola]] outbreak in [[Tanganyika]]. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[The Sentinels of the New Dawn (audio story)|The Sentinels of the New Dawn]]'')
* [[1 November|1]] - [[DW]]: ''[[The Curse of Fenric]]'' Episode 2 was first broadcast.
 
* 1 - [[Peter Childs]] ([[Jack Ward]] in [[DW]]: ''[[The Mark of the Rani (TV story)|The Mark of the Rani]]'') died.
 
* [[8 November|8]] - [[DW]]: ''[[The Curse of Fenric]]'' Episode 3 was first broadcast.
 
* [[15 November|15]] - [[DW]]: ''[[The Curse of Fenric]]'' Episode 4 was first broadcast.
 
* [[16 November|16]] - [[DWN]]: ''[[Silver Nemesis (novelisation)|Doctor Who - Silver Nemesis]]'' was first published.
 
* [[22 November|22]] - [[DW]]: ''[[Survival]]'' Episode 1 was first broadcast.
 
* [[23 November|23]] - [[Sylvester McCoy]] recorded the monologue that ended episode 3 of [[DW]]: ''[[Survival]]'' and, ultimately, the original 1963-89 ''Doctor Who'' series. This was a late addition to the serial by [[John Nathan-Turner]], who expected it to be the final episode. Ironically this was also the anniversary of the debut of ''Doctor Who'' in 1963. It was also one of the few times since the 1960s that a major element of a televised serial was produced while the serial in question had already begun airing.
 
* [[29 November|29]] - [[DW]]: ''[[Survival]]'' Episode 2 was first broadcast.
 
* The [[Doctor Who: The Scripts]] release of [[DW]]: ''[[The Talons of Weng-Chiang]]'' was first published.
 
   
=== [[December]] ===
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In this year, the [[Usurian]]s teamed up with [[the Master]] to undermine [[Earth]]'s stock markets, but were defeated by the [[Sixth Doctor]]. ([[PROSE]]: ''[[Millennial Rites (novel)|Millennial Rites]]'', ''[[Business Unusual (novel)|Business Unusual]])''
* [[James Hall]] died.
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* [[6 December|06]] - [[DW]]: ''[[Survival]]'' Episode 3 was first broadcast. The twenty-sixth season finale ultimately proved to be the final episode of the original series, and the last weekly episode to be broadcast until 2005. It was the final use of the [[Keff McCulloch]] theme music arrangement, while the current series logo continued to be used for merchandise and books until [[1996]] and it and a version of the [[1987]] opening credits sequence were used again in the [[1993]] special [[DW]]: ''[[Dimensions in Time]]''. It was the final twenty-five-minute episode produced (although ''[[The Sarah Jane Adventures]]'' revived the format in 2007). Although producer [[John Nathan-Turner]] later said he was aware the series was going off the air, and [[Sophie Aldred]], in the documentary ''[[Thirty Years in the TARDIS]]'' said she was told it was cancelled, the BBC did not make any cancellation announcement, and it was widely assumed, and hoped, by fans that a twenty-seventh season would air in 1990. It was the final regular-series appearance of [[Sophie Aldred]] and [[Anthony Ainley]] (though both reprised their characters in later productions not directly considered part of continuity).
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== Alternative timeline ==
* [[12 December|12]] - [[Howard Lang]], who played [[Horg]] in [[DW]]: ''[[An Unearthly Child]]'', died.
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In an [[Alternate timeline|alternative timeline]] created by the [[Great Old One|Elder Gods]] in the hope of destroying [[Earth]], the militant hardliner [[Vladimir Kryuchkov]] became the [[General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union]] following the death of [[Konstantin Chernenko]] in [[1985]] rather than the considerably more moderate [[Mikhail Gorbachev]]. Significant international tensions began following the democratic uprisings in the Eastern Bloc countries. Kryuchkov instructed the protestors to disperse and, when they refused to do so, he sent in the tanks.
* [[15 December|15]] - [[Edward Underdown]] ([[Zastor]] in [[DW]]: ''[[Meglos (TV story)|Meglos]]'') died.
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* [[21 December|21]] - [[DW]]: ''[[The Greatest Show in the Galaxy (novelisation)|Doctor Who - The Greatest Show in the Galaxy]]'' was first published. The title of this release ended up being ironic, as it became the first [[Target Books]] novelisation to be published after the de facto end of the original 1963-89 series.
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The [[Red Army]] fired on the protesters, even the children, resulting in a massacre. Following the massacre, there were protests on the Berlin Wall, which resulted in the Soviet Union entering [[West Berlin]] on the pretext of restoring order. This meant that the American airbases fell into the possession of the Soviet Union. In response, the [[United States of America|United States]] issued an ultimatum to the Soviets. The Western powers' satellites detected a Soviet army amassing on the border of [[West Germany]], which was destroyed by an American tactical [[nuclear weapon]] on [[6 November]] of this year.
* [[23 December|23]] - [[IHP]]: [[Nineveh (comic story)|Nineveh]] was released.
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* 23 - [[REF]]: ''[[The Doctor Who Programme Guide]]'', first published in two volumes in 1981, was reissued in a single-volume, expanded and revised edition. Author [[Jean-Marc Lofficier]] followed this release with several more reference volumes over the next decade.
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Consequently, a [[nuclear war]] which came to be known as [[World War III]] broke out between the [[United States of America|United States]] and its allies including the [[United Kingdom]] on the one hand and the [[Soviet Union]] on the other hand on [[9 November]] of this year. Given that [[nuclear weapon]]s were used by both sides, hundreds of millions of people were killed in the conflict. This timeline was ultimately negated by the [[Seventh Doctor]]. ([[AUDIO]]: ''[[Protect and Survive (audio story)|Protect and Survive]]'')
* [[24 December|24]] - [[Clive Cazes]] (the Captain of the Guard in the ''[[Doctor Who]]'' story ''[[The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve]]'') died.
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* The [[Doctor Who: The Scripts]] release of [[DW]]: ''[[The Daleks]]'' was first published. The next release in this series did not occur until 1992.
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== Behind the scenes ==
* [[27 December|27]] - [[Benjamin Smith]] ([[Luke (School Reunion)|Luke]] in [[DW]]: ''[[School Reunion]]'') was born.
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According to a sighting report sent to ''[[Whoisdoctorwho.co.uk]]'' by someone under the username of "rewboss", the [[Ninth Doctor]] was present for the fall of the Berlin Wall. <ref>[https://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/whoisdoctorwho/sightings.shtml Who Is Doctor Who? - Sightings]</ref>
   
=== Unknown dates ===
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== Footnotes ==
* Pioneer Books published the second edition of ''[[The Doctor and the Enterprise]]'' by [[Jean Airey]]. An unauthorised crossover between ''Doctor Who'', ''[[Star Trek]]'', and ''The Wizard of Oz'', the book had previously been published in a small-press edition in [[1982]]; this new version edited out most overt references to Star Trek character names.
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* [[Daniel Kaluuya]] was born.
 
* [[Aaron Hanley]] was born.
 
* The first edition of the four-track EP, ''[[Doctor Who: Variations on a Theme|Doctor Who: Variations on a Theme,]]'' was released in twelve-inch vinyl, standard CD, and as an unusual square-shaped CD. This release featured unique rearrangements of the [[Doctor Who theme|''Doctor Who'' theme]] by [[Mark Ayres]], [[Dominic Glynn]], and [[Keff McCulloch]] that had been created for various [[wikipedia:Doctor Who Appreciation Society|Doctor Who Appreciation Society]] conventions in the 1980s. One of these, the "Latin Version", was later adopted by [[BBC Video]] as the theme for its "Years" series of video retrospectives.
 
   
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In 1989, Amy Pond and Rory Williams were born. (TV: The Beast Below; COMIC: The Broken Man)

The Communist regimes in Poland and Hungary were overthrown. (COMIC: The Broken Man)

The Ninth Doctor suggested that he and Rose Tyler go to Marbella in this year to avoid the Daleks at the Battle of the Game Station in 200,100. (TV: The Parting of the Ways)

Dated events

In June, the Seventh Doctor and Ace visited Perivale. (TV: Survival, PROSE: Survival)

On 24 June, Stockbridge's local school burned down. Philip Withers, son of Harold and Alice Withers, died in the fire at age seven. (AUDIO: The Eternal Summer, Plague of the Daleks)

Between 24 July and 26 July, the Sixth Doctor met Melanie Bush for the first time. (PROSE: Business Unusual)

On 13 October, Raine Creevy met the Seventh Doctor for the first time. However, this was the not the Doctor's first encounter with Raine, as he had delivered her in Moscow on 7 November 1967. (AUDIO: Crime of the Century, Thin Ice)

On 9 November, the numerous revolutions against the rule of the Soviet Union in the Eastern Bloc countries led to the fall of the Berlin Wall in East Berlin, East Germany. (AUDIO: Protect and Survive; COMIC: The Broken Man) Prior to or during his tenth incarnation, the Doctor had witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall on two occasions. The actor David Hasselhoff was also present and sang a song. (PROSE: Autonomy)

On 28 November, the country of Czechoslovakia overthrew its Communist government in what was known as the Velvet Revolution. The Eleventh Doctor, Amy Pond and Rory Williams were present for that event, and stopped an alien invasion by the Mavora, with the help of the Golem of Prague. Rory commented that his younger self was "in a cot in Leadworth" at the time. (COMIC: The Broken Man)

On 3 December, Ed Morgan was admitted to a mental asylum. He was diagnosed with severe depression and agoraphobia and was released on 17 January 1990. (TV: Ghost Machine)

Unknown dates

Car of the century

The Second Doctor on Velon. (COMIC: Car of the Century)

The Second Doctor, John and Gillian visited Velon. (COMIC: Car of the Century)

Bobby Prescott and a number of other people tried and failed to stop a mob from destroying a library during riots in New York City. (PROSE: Cat's Cradle: Warhead)

In Cardiff, Wales, the Ritz nightclub closed down after 57 years. (TV: Captain Jack Harkness)

The Soviet Union withdrew its forces from Afghanistan. (COMIC: The Broken Man)

There was an ebola outbreak in Tanganyika. (AUDIO: The Sentinels of the New Dawn)

In this year, the Usurians teamed up with the Master to undermine Earth's stock markets, but were defeated by the Sixth Doctor. (PROSEMillennial RitesBusiness Unusual)

Alternative timeline

In an alternative timeline created by the Elder Gods in the hope of destroying Earth, the militant hardliner Vladimir Kryuchkov became the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union following the death of Konstantin Chernenko in 1985 rather than the considerably more moderate Mikhail Gorbachev. Significant international tensions began following the democratic uprisings in the Eastern Bloc countries. Kryuchkov instructed the protestors to disperse and, when they refused to do so, he sent in the tanks.

The Red Army fired on the protesters, even the children, resulting in a massacre. Following the massacre, there were protests on the Berlin Wall, which resulted in the Soviet Union entering West Berlin on the pretext of restoring order. This meant that the American airbases fell into the possession of the Soviet Union. In response, the United States issued an ultimatum to the Soviets. The Western powers' satellites detected a Soviet army amassing on the border of West Germany, which was destroyed by an American tactical nuclear weapon on 6 November of this year.

Consequently, a nuclear war which came to be known as World War III broke out between the United States and its allies including the United Kingdom on the one hand and the Soviet Union on the other hand on 9 November of this year. Given that nuclear weapons were used by both sides, hundreds of millions of people were killed in the conflict. This timeline was ultimately negated by the Seventh Doctor. (AUDIO: Protect and Survive)

Behind the scenes

According to a sighting report sent to Whoisdoctorwho.co.uk by someone under the username of "rewboss", the Ninth Doctor was present for the fall of the Berlin Wall. [1]

Footnotes

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