Saturday 5 August 1989
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Colt Tombs and Aaron Chewning.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Batdance by Prince.
In UK Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) by Soul II Soul was in the top 5 hits.
The Abyss, directed by James Cameron, 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 007: Licence to Kill or Finest Hour.
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Which were the important events of 5 August 1989 ?
- St. Memmius
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
- St. Afra and her companions
- Burkina Faso - Independence Day
- Croatia - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day
- Colt Tombs: American noted family, the son of Roderick George Tombs, better known as pro wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper.
- Aaron Chewning: Vine Star.
- Jessica Nigri: Model.
- Ryan Bertrand: English footballer.
- Mathieu Manset: French footballer.
- Ralph Meeker: American film, stage and television actor best known for starring in the 1953 Broadway production of Picnic, and in the 1955 film noir cult classic Kiss Me Deadly.
- General elections are held in Nicaragua with the Sandinista Front winning a majority.
- Jaime Paz Zamora is elected President of Bolivia, taking office the next day.
- U.S. Congressman Mickey Leland (D-TX) and 15 others die in a plane crash in Ethiopia.
- The presidents of five Central American countries agree that the U.S.-backed ''contras'' fighting the government of Nicaragua should be disbanded and evicted from their bases in Honduras by December 5.
- Federal Express purchases Flying Tiger Line for approximately 800 million U.S. dollars.
- Prime Minister of New Zealand David Lange resigns for health reasons and is replaced by Geoffrey Palmer.
- ''STS-28'': Space Shuttle ''Columbia'' takes off on a secret 5-day military mission.
- Toshiki Kaifu becomes Prime Minister of Japan.
- The asteroid 4769 Castalia is the first asteroid directly imaged by radar from Arecibo.
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