Monday 17 April 1989
It was Monday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Avi Kaplan and Zara Aldana.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Like A Prayer by Madonna.
In UK Eternal Flame by The Bangles was in the top 5 hits.
Field of Dreams, directed by Phil Alden Robinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989
while The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Jim Henson Hour.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Castlevania: The Adventure or Dragons of Flame.
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Which were the important events of 17 April 1989 ?
- Pope Anicetus (died 166)
- Saint Gerwin of Oudenburg (d. 1117)
- Saint Landricus
- Blessed Radboud of Louvain (d.1142)
- Saint Stephen Harding (d. 1134)
- Avi Kaplan: Pop Singer.
- Zara Aldana: Filipino model.
- Javed Mohammed: Trinidadian footballer.
- Paraskevi Papachristou: Greek triple jumper.
- Maximum New York State unemployment benefits raised to $245 per week
- Soviet-US agreement allows Soviets to fight US pros
- 93rd Boston Marathon won by Abebe Mekonen of Ethiopia in 2:09:06.
- Polish labor union granted legal status.
- Poland, Solidarity was again legalized and allowed to participate in semi-free elections on June 4.
- Trisha Meili is attacked while jogging in New York City's Central Park as her identity remains secret for years, she becomes known as the ampquotCentral Park Jogger.ampquot
- A gun turret explodes on the U.S. battleship ''Iowa'', killing 47 crew members.
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