Wednesday 4 January 1989
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ashley Horne and Kevin Pillar.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison.
In UK Heaven Is A Place On Earth by Belinda Carlisle was in the top 5 hits.
Beaches, directed by Garry Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989
while The Sands Of Time by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching USA Up All Night.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing All American Football or Digital Champ: Battle Boxing.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 4 January 1989 ?
- Spaghetti Day
- Ogoni Day
- The eleventh night and tenth day of Christmas in Western Christianity
- Feast day of St Elizabeth Ann Seton
- Ashley Horne: Comedian.
- Kevin Pillar: Baseball Player.
- Labrinth : Music Producer.
- Jeff Gyasi: Nigerian footballer.
- Graham Rahal: American race car driver.
- US F-14s shoot down 2 Libyan jet fighters over Mediterranean
- VP Bush is 1st since VP Van Buren to declare himself President
- US Vice President George Bush is first since Vice President Van Buren to declare himself President.
- Comet Tempel 1 at perihelion.
- Second Gulf of Sidra incident: a pair of Libyan MiG-23 ''Floggers'' are shot down by a pair of US Navy F-14 Tomcats during an air-to-air confrontation.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1989 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn
- Bobby Brown - My Prerogative
- Phil Collins - Two Hearts
- Anita Baker - Giving You The Best That I Got
- Bangles - In Your Room
- Taylor Dayne - Don't Rush Me
- Boy Meets Girl - Waiting For A Star To Fall
- Chicago - Look Away
- Def Leppard - Armageddon It
- Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Belinda Carlisle - Heaven Is A Place On Earth
- Kylie & Jason - Especially For You
- Pet Shop Boys - Always On My Mind
- Erasure - Crackers International (EP)
- Krush - House Arrest
- Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance
- Morris Minor & The Majors - Stutter Rap (No Sleep 'Til Bedtime)
- Mike & The Mechanics - The Living Years
- Cher - I Found Someone
- Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy
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