|489 by topic|
|Ab urbe condita||1242|
|Balinese saka calendar||410–411|
|Chinese calendar||戊辰年 (Earth Dragon)|
3185 or 3125
— to —
己巳年 (Earth Snake)
3186 or 3126
|- Vikram Samvat||545–546|
|- Shaka Samvat||410–411|
|- Kali Yuga||3589–3590|
|Iranian calendar||133 BP – 132 BP|
|Islamic calendar||137 BH – 136 BH|
|Minguo calendar||1423 before ROC|
|Seleucid era||800/801 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1031–1032|
615 or 234 or −538
— to —
616 or 235 or −537
Year 489 (CDLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Probinus and Eusebius (or, less frequently, year 1242 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 489 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.
- Emperor Zeno closes the School of Edessa (modern Turkey) for their teaching of Nestorian doctrine, whereupon the scholars seek refuge at the Syriac Church of the East.
- The Ostrogoths, led by king Theodoric the Great, invade Northern Italy (at the behest of Eastern Roman Emperor Zeno). The Gepids try to halt the advance, but Theodoric defeats them at the city of Sirmium (Pannonia) and continues on to cross the Julian Alps.
- August 28 – Battle of Isonzo: Theodoric defeats the overwhelming forces of Odoacer at Soča (near Aquileia), forcing his way into Italy.
- September 30 – Battle of Verona: Odoacer is defeated again by Theodoric for a second time. He retreats to the impregnable capital of Ravenna.
- The Ostrogoths capture the cities Pavia and Milan. The majority of Odoacer's army, including his magister militum Tufa, surrenders to Theodoric.
- The first Temple of Confucius is constructed in Northern China (outside the ancestral temple at Qufu).
- Acacius, patriarch of Constantinople
- Modest, bishop of Trier
- Sidonius Apollinaris, bishop and diplomat
- Wang Jian, official of Liu Song and Southern Qi (b. 452)