Friday December 01, 1989

US date format: 12/1/1989, UK date format: 1/12/1989

It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 1, 1989). The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Sotelúm and Adelaide Clemens. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Blame It On The Rain by Milli Vanilli. In UK You Got It (The Right Stuff) by New Kids On The Block was in the top 5 hits. Music Box, directed by Costa-Gavras, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while Education Of A Wandering Man by Louis L'Amour was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Sweet Life. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dangerous Seed or 007: Licence to Kill.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Iceland
  • Ancient Latvia - Barbes Diena observed
  • Feast day of St Eligius
  • Romania - Union Day (the national holiday)
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Events

  • Mark Langston signs record US$3.2 million per year California Angels contract.
  • East Germany's parliament abolishes the constitutional provision granting the Communist-dominated SED its monopoly on power.
  • USSR President Mikhail S Gorbachev meets Pope John Paul II at the Vatican.
  • Cold War: East Germany's parliament abolishes the constitutional provision granting the communist party the leading role in the state.
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  • Alvin Ailey: American black gay choreographer, dancer...

Movies

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Music Box

Music Box

Directed by: Costa-Gavras

Starring: Jessica Lange, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Frederic Forrest, Donald Moffat

Triumph of the Spirit

Triumph of the Spirit

Directed by: Robert M. Young

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Edward James Olmos, Robert Loggia, Wendy Gazelle

Meet the Feebles

Meet the Feebles

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Danny Mulheron, Donna Akersten, Stuart Devenie, Mark Hadlow

Christmas Vacation

Christmas Vacation

Directed by: Jeremiah S. Chechik

Starring: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki

Country: United States of America

The Dead Next Door

The Dead Next Door

Directed by: J.R. Bookwalter

Starring: Pete Ferry, Bogdan Pecic, Michael Grossi, Jolie Jackunas

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TV Series

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The Sweet Life

The Sweet Life

Directed by: Rob Spera

Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl

Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl

Blackadder Goes Forth

Blackadder Goes Forth

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Alien Nation

Alien Nation

Directed by: Graham Baker

Baywatch

Baywatch

Directed by: Seth Gordon

Days to next December 01

If December 01, 1989 is your birthday you're 30 years, 9 months, 26 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 4 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Education Of A Wandering Man by Louis L'Amour

Education Of A Wandering Man

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From his decision to leave school at fifteen to roam the world, to his recollections of life as a hobo on the Southern Pacific Railroad, as a cattle skinner in Texas,

Straight by Dick Francis

Straight

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A jockey becomes the sole inheritor of his late brother's business, horse, mistress, and enemies.

The Renegades Of Pern by Anne McCaffrey

The Renegades Of Pern

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As long as the people of Pern could remember, the Holds had protected them from Thread, the deadly silver strands that fell from the sky and ravaged the land.

California Gold by John Jakes

California Gold

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One man’s ambitious journey into the heart of California’s gold country becomes a pursuit for limitless wealth in the face of devastating ruinAt the height of California’s Gold Rush, men left

Swan Lake by Mark Helprin

Swan Lake

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The two-time Caldecott medalist illustrates Mark Helprin's enchanting story of the characters in Tchaikovsky's famous ballet.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System, Microsoft Windows, Virtual Console

Genre: Action, platforming

Publisher: JP / NA Konami; EU Palcom

Genesis LPMud

Genesis LPMud

Platform: Platform independent

Genre: Fantasy RP MUD

Dangerous Seed

Dangerous Seed

Platform: Arcade, Sega Mega Drive

Genre: Vertical scrolling shooter

Publisher: Namco

F-1 Pilot

F-1 Pilot

Platform: PC Engine

Genre: Arcade racing

Publisher: Pack-In-Video

007: Licence to Kill

007: Licence to Kill

Platform: DOS (Original), Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Top-down shooter

Publisher: Domark

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 01, 1989?

On December 01, 1989 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is December 01, 1989?

On December 01, 1989 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 01, 1989?

On December 01, 1989 the US President was George H. W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 01, 1989?

On December 01, 1989 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 01, 1989?

On December 01, 1989 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 01, 1989?

On December 01, 1989 several famous people were born including, Sotelúm , Adelaide Clemens.

Which famous people died on December 01, 1989?

Famous people died on December 01, 1989 include, Alvin Ailey.

What was the number one song in December 01, 1989?

The number one song in the week of December 01, 1989 was Blame It On The Rain by Milli Vanilli in US and You Got It (The Right Stuff) by New Kids On The Block in UK.

What were the top hits on December 01, 1989?

The top hits on December 01, 1989 were Blame It On The Rain by Milli Vanilli, We Didn't Start The Fire by Billy Joel, (It's Just) The Way That You Love Me by Paula Abdul in US and You Got It (The Right Stuff) by New Kids On The Block, Don't Know Much by Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville, Let's Party by Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers in UK.


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