Monday 17 July 1989
It was Monday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Laura Caso .
In that special week of July people in US were listening to Toy Soldiers by Martika.
In UK Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) by Soul II Soul was in the top 5 hits.
When Harry Met Sally..., directed by Rob Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989
while The Russia House by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Interceptor.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bad News Baseball or Bruce Lee Lives.
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Which were the important events of 17 July 1989 ?
- Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
- Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
- South Korea - Constitution Day
- Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
- Feast Day of St Cynllo
- Iraq - Ba'ath Revolution Day
- Laura Caso: American writer and book illustrator, published at age 11 with her book, "Chicken Pox Explosion!" in June 2000.
- 1st Test flight of US stealth-bomber
- Paul McCartney releases This One
- Reds reliever Kent Tekulve retires after 1,070 appearances
- The Splash Mountain attraction opens in Critter Country at Disneyland, after five years of planning. The ride features 103 Audio-Animatronic characters, some from the former America Sings attraction. This is the longest flume chute ride in the world.
- The B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber first flies.
- First flight of the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber.
Which were the top hits in that special week of July 1989 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Martika - Toy Soldiers
- Madonna - Express Yourself
- Simply Red - If You Don't Know Me By Now
- Prince - Batdance
- Love and Rockets - So Alive
- Bobby Brown - On Our Own
- Fine Young Cannibals - Good Thing
- Expose - What You Don't Know
- Bon Jovi - Lay Your Hands On Me
- Milli Vanilli - Baby Don't Forget My Number
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