Tuesday 5 December 1989
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Yuri (South Korean singer) and Ross Bagley.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to We Didn't Start The Fire by Billy Joel.
In UK You Got It (The Right Stuff) by New Kids On The Block was in the top 5 hits.
Christmas Vacation, directed by Jeremiah Chechik, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989
while The Dark Half by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching True Blue.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bandit Kings of Ancient China or Burning Force.
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- Thailand - The King's Birthday, National Day, Father's Day
- Day of the Ninja
- Austria - Krampus
- Also see December 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - formerly: Saint Sabas
- Roman festivals - Faunalia celebrated in honor of Faunus (according to Horace, Odes 3.18)
- Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK - Saint Nicholas Eve (whom Dutch speakers call Sinterklaas, which became in other languages Santa Claus)
- Yuri (South Korean singer)
- Ross Bagley: Actor (Nicky-Fresh Prince Of Bel Air).
- Gregory Tyree Boyce: American actor.
- Yuri (Kwon Yu-ri): South Korean singer (Girls' Generation).
- Kwon Yuri: Pop Singer.
- Pamela Jelimo: Kenyan runner.
- Linet Masai: Kenyan runner.
- Kim Ye-won: South Korean singer and actress (Jewelry).
- France TGV train reaches world record speed of 482.4 kph.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1989 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Billy Joel - We Didn't Start The Fire
- Phil Collins - Another Day In Paradise
- Milli Vanilli - Blame It On The Rain
- Paula Abdul - (It's Just) The Way That You Love Me
- Linda Ronstadt - Don't Know Much
- Soul II Soul - Back To Life
- Richard Marx - Angelia
- Taylor Dayne - With Every Beat Of My Heart
- The B-52's - Love Shack
- Technotronic - Pump Up The Jam
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