Thursday August 10, 1989

US date format: 8/10/1989, UK date format: 10/8/1989

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see zodiac on August 10, 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 Brenton Thwaites and Kevin Rolland. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx. In UK Swing The Mood by Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers was in the top 5 hits. Uncle Buck, directed by John Hughes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Split Ends. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Adventures of Lolo or Hellfire.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 1989, at August 10 across the years or at August 1989 calendar.

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Roman festivals - Opalia, festival in honor of Ops
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Laurence
  • Prisoner's Justice Day - Canada.
  • Independence Day in Ecuador -- Movement began in Quito in 1809. Independence not achieved till May 1822.
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Movies

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott

Country: United States of America

Dead Poets Society

Dead Poets Society

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles

Country: United States of America

Do the Right Thing

Do the Right Thing

Directed by: Spike Lee

Starring: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson

Country: United States of America

Kiki's Delivery Service

Kiki's Delivery Service

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Minami Takayama, Rei Sakuma, Kappei Yamaguchi

Country: United States of America

Mystery Train

Mystery Train

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Masatoshi Nagase, Yûki Kudô, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Cinqué Lee

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

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TV Series

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Split Ends

Split Ends

Directed by: Dorothy Lyman

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Tierparkgeschichten

Splash to Victory

Splash to Victory

Doctor Doctor

Doctor Doctor

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Starring: Matt Frewer, Julius Carry, Beau Gravitte, Maureen Mueller

Country: United States of America

Seinfeld

Seinfeld

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Starring: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Country: United States of America

How old am I?

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

The Joy Luck Club

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Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories.

Capital Crimes by Lawrence Sanders

Capital Crimes

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A story of crime in the highest of places, the White House, as a crazy faith-healer infiltrates the government and threatens the western world as we know it.

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten

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Twenty-five years ago, Robert Fulghum published a simple credo—a credo that became the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.

The Temple Of My Familiar by Alice Walker

The Temple Of My Familiar

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First published in 1990, The Temple of My Familiar, Alice Walker’s follow-up novel to her iconic The Color Purple, spent more than four months on the New York Times Bestseller list

Red Phoenix by Larry Bond

Red Phoenix

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In the aftermath of a series of student riots in Seoul, the U.S. Congress rushes a bill into law calling for the complete withdrawal of American troops from South Korea.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Adventures of Lolo

Adventures of Lolo

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System, Virtual Console

Genre: Puzzle-Action

Publisher: HAL America Nintendo (3DS and Wii U Virtual Console)

Ganbare Goemon 2

Ganbare Goemon 2

Platform: Famicom, i-revo

Genre: Action-Adventure

Publisher: Konami

Castle of the Winds

Castle of the Winds

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Roguelike

Publisher: Epic MegaGames

Ghouls 'n Ghosts

Ghouls 'n Ghosts

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, CP System, Commodore 64, Sharp X68000, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, SuperGrafx, Sega Master System, Mega Drive/Genesis, Virtual Console, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Run and gun, Platform game

Publisher: Capcom

Hellfire

Hellfire

Platform: Arcade, Mega Drive/Genesis, PC Engine

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Taito (Arcade) Masaya (Mega Drive) Seismic Software Inc. (Genesis) NEC Avenue (PC Engine CD-ROM²)

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 10, 1989?

On August 10, 1989 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is August 10, 1989?

On August 10, 1989 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 10, 1989?

On August 10, 1989 the US President was George H. W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 10, 1989?

On August 10, 1989 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 10, 1989?

On August 10, 1989 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 10, 1989?

On August 10, 1989 several famous people were born including, Brenton Thwaites, Kevin Rolland, Sammi Maria.

What was the number one song in August 10, 1989?

The number one song in the week of August 10, 1989 was Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx in US and Swing The Mood by Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers in UK.

What were the top hits on August 10, 1989?

The top hits on August 10, 1989 were Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx, On Our Own by Bobby Brown, Batdance by Prince in US and Swing The Mood by Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers, Wouldn't Change A Thing by Kylie Minogue, French Kiss by Lil' Louis in UK.


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