Events concerning the Grand Theft Auto series in 1989.
- Jerkov is thrown out of the Russian army.
- Tetsuo is charged with violent assault after chopping the fingers off a chef and feeding them to him.
- Jack Howitzer's film career begins to slowly decline from this point on.
- Katie Zhan begins working as a nurse.
- The Truth meets and becomes friends with Dwaine and Jethro at the '89 San Fierro Love-In, based on the 1967 Summer of Love in San Francisco.
- Big Smoke moves to Idlewood.
- Kent Paul leaves Vice City
- Maccer founds the Gurning Chimps
- The San Fierro Packers becomes the favourite baseball team of San Andreas.
- Roger C. Hole is first elected as Mayor of Liberty City.
- Albert Lawson is arrested for assault, aged 30.
- Lester Arnold is arrested for assault, aged 27.
- Joseph Johnson is arrested for assault, aged 16.
- Gavin Finkle is arrested for assault, aged 22.
- Zhou Ming is arrested for trademark counterfeiting, aged 19.
- Oswaldo Quiroga is arrested for possession of controlled substance: heroin, aged 32.
- Billy Grey and Brian Jeremy are arrested together for murder, aged 18 and 20.
- Ray Bulgarin is arrested for human trafficking, aged 31.
- Dwayne Forge is arrested for burglary: Illegal entry with criminal intent, aged 16.
- Jayvon Simson is arrested for possession controlled substance: Crack Cocaine, aged 16.
- Sonny Honorato is arrested for manslaughter, aged 46.
- Vincent Lupisella is arrested for racketeering, aged 60.
- Jim Fitzgerald is arrested for hijacking, aged 26.
- Susiside is born.
- Poppy Mitchell is born in the Midwest.
- Frank Mathers marries his first unnamed wife.
- Trevor Philips' Duster is manufactured.
- The movie 'The Redeemer' was produced by Dreyfuss productions.