Thursday 20 April 1989
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). 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.
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- USA- National High Five Day
- Blessed Oda (d. 1158)
- Saint Victor (d.303)
- Saint Marcellinus
- Ridv�n begins at sunset (Bah�'f Faith).
- Festival of Matsu, Southeast Asia (2006).
- Astrology: First day of sun sign Taurus.
- Islam - Muhammad's Birthday observed in (2004)
- April 20 (4/20) is associated with 420 (cannabis culture).
- Saint Theotimus (died 407)
- Alex Black: American actor.
- Heejun Han: South Korean-American singer and actor.
- Sergei Zenjov: Estonian footballer.
- Conor Murray: Rugby Player.
- Carlos Valdes: TV Actor.
- Doru Davidovici: Romanian writer and fighter pilot (Born 1945).
- NATO debates modernising short range missiles although the U.S. and U.K. are in favour, West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl obtains a concession deferring a decision.
- Students from Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, and Nanjing begin protesting in Tiananmen Square.
- Zaid al-Rifai resigns as Prime Minister of Jordan in the wake of riots over government imposed price hikes that began on April 18.
- Noboru Takeshita resigns as Prime Minister of Japan in the wake of a stock-trading scandal.
- The term of Baginda Almutawakkil Alallah Sultan Iskandar Al-Haj ibni Almarhum Sultan Ismail as the 8th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia ends.
- Motorola introduces the Motorola MicroTAC Personal Cellular Telephone, then the world's smallest mobile phone.
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