Friday 13 October 1989
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Najee De-Tiege and Breno Borges.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Miss You Much by Janet Jackson.
In UK Ride On Time by Black Box was in the top 5 hits.
Look Who's Talking, directed by Amy Heckerling, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989
while Clear And Present Danger by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Around the World in 80 Days.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure or Prince of Persia.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- RC Saints - translation (1163) of Saint Edward the Confessor; memorial of Saint Gerald of Aurillac
- Roman festivals - Fontanalia: festival dedicated to Fontus
- French Republican Calendar - POche (Peach) Day, twenty-second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Also see October 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- John Peel Day - A day celebrating the life and influence of the late John Peel.
- Najee De-Tiege: TV Actor.
- Breno Borges: Brazilian footballer.
- Clive Rose: Australian cricketer.
- Wei Son: Japanese model and singer.
- Jun Hyoseong: Korean Singer.
- Bob Quinn resigns as New York Yankee VP / GM and replaced by Harding Peterson
- Dow Jones down 190.58 points
- The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunges 190.58 points, or 6.91 percent, to close at 2,569.26 most likely after the junk bond market collapses. This mini-crash becomes known as the Friday the 13th mini-crash.
- Jay Ward, animator (Rocky and His Friends), dies at age 69 of cancer.
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