Sunday 12 February 1989
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of February people in US were listening to Straight Up by Paula Abdul.
In UK Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart by Marc Almond featuring Gene Pitney was in the top 5 hits.
The 'Burbs, directed by Joe Dante, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989
while Midnight by Dean R. Koontz was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 12 February 1989 ?
- United States - Lincoln's Birthday (traditionally).
- Saint Alexis of Moscow
- Saint Benedict of Aniane
- Red Hand Day
- Darwin Day.
- National Freedom to Marry Day (unofficial).
- Georgia Day in the U.S. state of Georgia.
- Saint Damian of Alexandria
Famous Birthdays:12 February
- 5 Pakistani Moslem rioters killed protesting Satanic Verses novel
- Barbara Harris becomes 1st female Bishop of a US Episcopal church
- Gretzky sets 2 records, his 45th hat trick and 10th 40+ goal season
- US male Figure Skating championship won by Christopher Bowman.
- 50th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Larry Mowry.
- 39th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 143-134 at Houston, Texas.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1989 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paula Abdul - Straight Up
- Sheriff - When I'm With You
- Tone Loc - Wild Thing
- Bon Jovi - Born To Be My Baby
- White Lion - When The Children Cry
- Tiffany - All This Time
- Sheena Easton - The Lover In Me
- Samantha Fox - I Wanna Have Some Fun
- Rick Astley - She Wants To Dance With Me
- Information Society - Walking Away
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