Saturday December 09, 1989
US date format: 12/9/1989, UK date format: 9/12/1989
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 9, 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 Eric Bledsoe and Lindsey Evans.
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.
Glory, directed by Edward Zwick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989
while Head First by Norman Cousins was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Sweet Life.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Duel: Test Drive II or Battle Out Run.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 09, 1989?
- Anti-Corruption Day 
- Calendar of saints: Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin : optional memorial
- Peter Fourier, founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame
- Also see December 9 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics); specifically the conception of Saint Anne
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- Les Miserables opens at Princess Theatre, Melbourne
- The East German Communist Party elects the reformist Gregor Gysi as party leader.
- President of Czechoslovakia Gustáv Husák swears in a new cabinet with a non-Communist and then immediately resigns as president.
- Tsakhiagiyn Elbegdorj announces the establishment of Mongolia's democratic movement, that peacefully changes the second oldest communist country into a democratic society.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 09, 1989?
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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
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Luther Vandross - Here And Now
- Angela Winbush - It's The Real Thing
- Miki Howard - Ain't Nuthin' In The World
- Randy Crawford - Knockin' On Heaven's Door
- The Gap Band - All Of My Love
- Babyface - Tender Lover
- Alyson Williams - Just Call My Name
- Patti LaBelle - Yo Mister
- Sharon Bryant - Foolish Heart
- Foster/Mcelroy - Dr. Soul
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next December 09If December 09, 1989 is your birthday you're 30 years, 9 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 15 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?