Wednesday February 08, 1989

US date format: 2/8/1989, UK date format: 8/2/1989

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 8, 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 Chai Romruen and Zac Guildford. 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 The First Salute by Barbara W. Tuchman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Bottom Line. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fire Hawk: Thexder - The Second Contact or Ganbare Goemon 2.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Nirvana Day - an annual Buddhist festival.
  • Saint Jerome Emiliani.
  • Saint Juventius
  • Saint Mengold of Huy
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Events

  • 5 cm of snow falls in outskirts of Los Angeles
  • Jockey Chris Antley begins record of 64 consecutive winning days
  • US Boeing 707 crashes into Santa Maria mountain, 145 die.

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Famous Deaths

  • : Dutch writer / Poet (Railroad Strike),...

Movies

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The 'Burbs

The 'Burbs

Directed by: Joe Dante

Starring: Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman

Country: United States of America

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Directed by: Stephen Herek

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, Terry Camilleri

Country: United States of America

True Believer

True Believer

Directed by: Joseph Ruben

Starring: James Woods, Robert Downey Jr., Margaret Colin, Yuji Okumoto

The Mighty Quinn

The Mighty Quinn

Directed by: Carl Schenkel

Starring: Denzel Washington, Robert Townsend, James Fox, Mimi Rogers

Tap

Tap

Directed by: Nick Castle

Starring: Gregory Hines, Suzzanne Douglas, Sammy Davis Jr., Savion Glover

TV Series

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The Bottom Line

The Bottom Line

Directed by: Tom Rulon

Fauji

Fauji

Directed by: Col. Kapoor

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan

Country: India

Just Say Julie

Just Say Julie

Starring: Celia J. Arden, Julie Brown, Paul Brown, Ned Gill

Country: United States of America

Shining Time Station

Shining Time Station

Juncal

Juncal

Days to next February 08

If February 08, 1989 is your birthday you're 31 years, 7 months, 23 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 7 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The First Salute by Barbara W. Tuchman

The First Salute

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Barbara W. Tuchman, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the classic The Guns of August, turns her sights homeward with this brilliant, insightful narrative of the Revolutionary War.

Parting The Waters by Taylor Branch

Parting The Waters

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In volume one of his America in the King Years, Pulitzer Prize winner Taylor Branch gives a masterly account of the American civil rights movement.Hailed

Rivals by Janet Dailey

Rivals

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Flame Morgan, the high-class VP of a San Francisco ad agency, is instantly attracted to Chance Stuart, a wealthy, powerful land developer.

The Queen Of The Damned by Anne Rice

The Queen Of The Damned

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In a feat of virtuoso storytelling, Anne Rice unleashes Akasha, the queen of the damned, who has risen from a six-thousand-year sleep to let loose the powers of the night.

Blind Faith by Joe McGinniss

Blind Faith

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The Marshalls were the model family of Tom’s River, New Jersey, living the American dream of all that money could buy.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

750cc Grand Prix

750cc Grand Prix

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Codemasters

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

Fire Hawk: Thexder - The Second Contact

Fire Hawk: Thexder - The Second Contact

Platform: MSX2, DOS, PC-8801

Publisher: Game Arts Sierra On-Line (DOS)

Ganbare Goemon 2

Ganbare Goemon 2

Platform: Famicom, i-revo

Genre: Action-Adventure

Publisher: Konami

Kenny Dalglish Soccer Manager

Kenny Dalglish Soccer Manager

Platform: Commodore 64[2] ZX Spectrum[2] Atari ST[2] Atari 8-bit family[2] Amstrad CPC[2] Amiga

Genre: Association football management

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on February 08, 1989?

On February 08, 1989 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is February 08, 1989?

On February 08, 1989 the zodiac sign was Aquarius.

Who was the US President on February 08, 1989?

On February 08, 1989 the US President was George H. W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on February 08, 1989?

On February 08, 1989 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on February 08, 1989?

On February 08, 1989 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on February 08, 1989?

On February 08, 1989 several famous people were born including, Chai Romruen, Dani Harmer, Zac Guildford.

Which famous people died on February 08, 1989?

Famous people died on February 08, 1989 include, Maurits Kok.

What was the number one song in February 08, 1989?

The number one song in the week of February 08, 1989 was Straight Up by Paula Abdul in US and Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart by Marc Almond featuring Gene Pitney in UK.

What were the top hits on February 08, 1989?

The top hits on February 08, 1989 were Straight Up by Paula Abdul, When I'm With You by Sheriff, Wild Thing by Tone Loc in US and Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart by Marc Almond featuring Gene Pitney, Belfast Child by Simple Minds, The Living Years by Mike & The Mechanics in UK.


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