Wednesday 22 February 1989
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jennifer Bohain and Alia Sabur.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Straight Up by Paula Abdul.
In UK Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart by Marc Almond featuring Gene Pitney was in the top 5 hits.
The 'Burbs, directed by Joe Dante, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989
while Midnight by Dean R. Koontz was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Just Say Julie.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beach Volley or F-15 Strike Eagle II.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 22 February 1989 ?
- Blessed Saint Isabel of France (+1270)
- United States - Washington's Birthday (traditionally).
- Ash Wednesday in 2023.
- Saint Lucia - independence (1979).
- The Scouting movement celebrates this day as "B.-P. day" or "Founder's Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
- The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts celebrates this day as "Thinking Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell, and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter.
- Jennifer Bohain: French homicide victim at the age of three.
- Alia Sabur: American engineer lawyer and academic.
- Anna Sundstrand: Swedish singer dancer and actress (Play).
- Franco Vázquez: Argentinian footballer.
- 1st Spanish commercial on network TV (Pepsi-Cola-CBS Grammy Award)
- Fins ministry of Public health installs sex vacation to thwart stress
- UK physicist Stephen Hawking calls Star Wars a deliberate fraud
- US authors demonstrate against Iranian death treats against Salman Rushdie, author of Satanic Verses.
- 31st Grammy Awards: "Don't Worry Be Happy", Faith, Tracy Chapman.
- First Spanish commercial on US network TV (Pepsi-Cola-CBS Grammy Award).
- New York Lotto pays US$26.9 million to one winner (numbers are 1-5-12-19-44-50).
- United Kingdom physicist Stephen Hawking calls US Strategic Defence Initiative a "deliberate fraud".
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1989 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paula Abdul - Straight Up
- Debbie Gibson - Lost In Your Eyes
- Tone Loc - Wild Thing
- Sheena Easton - The Lover In Me
- Bon Jovi - Born To Be My Baby
- Rick Astley - She Wants To Dance With Me
- New Kids On The Block - You Got It (The Right Stuff) (Remix)
- Edie Brickell - What I Am
- Mike + The Mechanics - The Living Years
- Information Society - Walking Away
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