Friday 1 December 1989
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Sotelúm .
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Blame It On The Rain by Milli Vanilli.
In UK All Around The World by Lisa Stansfield was in the top 5 hits.
Christmas Vacation, directed by Jeremiah Chechik, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989
while Daddy by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching True Blue.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bad News Baseball or Blood Money.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 December 1989 ?
- Ancient Latvia - Barbes Diena observed
- Feast day of St Eligius
- Romania - Union Day (the national holiday)
- Angola's Pioneers' Day
- World AIDS Day
- Portugal - Restoration of Independence Day: on December 1, 1640, Portugal regains its independence from Spain and Jopo IV of Portugal becomes king.
- Sotelúm : Mexican trumpet player composer and producer.
- Alvin Ailey: American black gay choreographer, dancer and director, the founder of the famous Alvin Ailey Dance Theater.
- Day Without Art-Artists demonstrate against AIDS
- Mark Langston signs record US$3.2 million per year California Angels contract.
- East Germany's parliament abolishes the constitutional provision granting the Communist-dominated SED its monopoly on power.
- USSR President Mikhail S Gorbachev meets Pope John Paul II at the Vatican.
- Cold War: East Germany's parliament abolishes the constitutional provision granting the communist party the leading role in the state.
- 1989 Philippine coup attempt: The right-wing military rebel Reform the Armed Forces Movement attempts to oust Philippine President Corazon Aquino in a failed bloody coup d'etat.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1989 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Milli Vanilli - Blame It On The Rain
- Billy Joel - We Didn't Start The Fire
- Paula Abdul - (It's Just) The Way That You Love Me
- Richard Marx - Angelia
- The B-52's - Love Shack
- Phil Collins - Another Day In Paradise
- Soul II Soul - Back To Life
- Linda Ronstadt - Don't Know Much
- Bad English - When I See You Smile
- Alice Cooper - Poison
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