Tuesday 17 January 1989
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Colton Rudloff and Hollie-Jay Bowes.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Two Hearts by Phil Collins.
In UK Especially For You by Kylie & Jason was in the top 5 hits.
Sex, Lies, and Videotape, directed by Steven Soderbergh, 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 Carrusel.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Casino Kid or Crack Down.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 17 January 1989 ?
- Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
- Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
- Colton Rudloff: Pop Singer.
- Hollie-Jay Bowes: English singer-songwriter and actress.
- Björn Dreyer: German footballer.
- Taylor Jordan: American baseball player.
- Sterling A Brown: US poet/critic (Southern Road), dies at age 87.
- Gunman opens fire in California schoolyard; 5 students slain, 30 wounded
- Murden and Metz are 1st women to reach South Pole overland (on skis)
- Phoenix Suns cancel game at Miami Heat, due to racial unrest in Miami, Florida.
- Al Arbour wins his 600th NHL game as coach.
- Cleveland School massacre: Patrick Purdy opens fire with an assault rifle at the Cleveland Elementary School playground in Stockton, California, killing five children and wounding 29 others and one teacher before taking his own life.
- The Polish United Workers' Party votes to legalize Solidarity.
- Ante Marković succeeds Branko Mikulić as Prime Minister of Yugoslavia.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1989 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Phil Collins - Two Hearts
- Taylor Dayne - Don't Rush Me
- Def Leppard - Armageddon It
- Bobby Brown - My Prerogative
- Sheriff - When I'm With You
- Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn
- Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal
- Karyn White - The Way You Love Me
- White Lion - When The Children Cry
- Annie Lennox - Put A Little Love In Your Heart
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