Wednesday August 02, 1989
US date format: 8/2/1989, UK date format: 2/8/1989
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 2, 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 Priscilla (French singer) and Yaniss Lespert.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Batdance by Prince.
In UK Swing The Mood by Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers was in the top 5 hits.
The Abyss, directed by James Cameron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989
while Summer Of '49 by David Halberstam was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Split Ends.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Garfield: Winter's Tail or The Astyanax.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 02, 1989?
- St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
- St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
- St. Stephen
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
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- NASA confirms Voyager 2's discovery of three more moons of Neptune designated temporarily 1989 N2, 1989 N3 and 1989 N24.
- A massacre is carried out by an Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka killing 64 ethnic Tamil civilians.
- Pakistan is re-admitted to the Commonwealth of Nations after having restoring democracy for the first time since 1972.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 02, 1989?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Bobby Brown - On Our Own (From "Ghostbusters II")
- Prince - Batdance (From "Batman")
- Kool Moe Dee - They Want Money
- Stephanie Mills - Something In The Way (You Make Me Feel)
- The System - Midnight Special
- Surface - Shower Me With Your Love
- David Peaston - Two Wrongs (Don't Make It Right)
- Vesta - Congratulations
- LL Cool J - I'm That Type Of Guy
- Karyn White - Secret Rendezvous
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next August 02If August 02, 1989 is your birthday you're 31 years, 1 month, 18 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 13 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?