Sunday February 12, 1989

US date format: 2/12/1989, UK date format: 12/2/1989

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius (see zodiac on February 12, 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 Afshan Azad and Waqas Riaz. 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 Fauji. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Act-Fancer: Cybernetick Hyper Weapon or Cobra Triangle.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • United States - Lincoln's Birthday (traditionally).
  • Saint Alexis of Moscow
  • Saint Benedict of Aniane
  • Red Hand Day
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Events

  • 5 Pakistani Moslem rioters killed protesting Satanic Verses novel
  • Barbara Harris becomes 1st female Bishop of a US Episcopal church
  • US male Figure Skating championship won by Christopher Bowman.
  • 50th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Larry Mowry.
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Movies

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Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher, Laura San Giacomo

Country: United States of America

The Siege of Firebase Gloria

The Siege of Firebase Gloria

Directed by: Brian Trenchard-Smith

Starring: Wings Hauser, R. Lee Ermey, Robert Arevalo, Mark Neely

Baxter

Baxter

Directed by: Jérôme Boivin

Starring: Lise Delamare, Jean Mercure, Jacques Spiesser, Catherine Ferran

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

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of February 12, 1989?
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Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart
  2. - Belfast Child
  3. - The Living Years
  4. - Love Changes Everything
  5. - Love Train

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Como Tu Mujer
  2. - HOMBRES AL BORDE DE UN ATAQUE DE CELOS
  3. - Aprendere
  4. - Asi Fue
  5. - UN TIEMPO PARA NOSOTROS

TV Series

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Fauji

Fauji

Directed by: Col. Kapoor

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan

Country: India

Troldspejlet

Troldspejlet

Starring: Jakob Stegelmann

Country: Denmark

The Victorian Kitchen

The Victorian Kitchen

Starring: Alison Arnison, Harry Dodson, Ruth Mott, Peter Thoday

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Agatha Christie: Poirot

Agatha Christie: Poirot

Starring: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Timeline

Timeline

Starring: Maks Schleuter

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 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

By:

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?

Chicago 90

Chicago 90

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Amiga 500/600 (OCS/ECS), IBM PC (DOS)

Genre: Action, racing game

Publisher: Microïds

Dangerous Seed

Dangerous Seed

Platform: Arcade, Sega Mega Drive

Genre: Vertical scrolling shooter

Publisher: Namco

Act-Fancer: Cybernetick Hyper Weapon

Act-Fancer: Cybernetick Hyper Weapon

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Data East

007: Licence to Kill

007: Licence to Kill

Platform: DOS (Original), Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Top-down shooter

Publisher: Domark

Cobra Triangle

Cobra Triangle

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Racing, vehicular combat

Publisher: Nintendo

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on February 12, 1989?

On February 12, 1989 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is February 12, 1989?

On February 12, 1989 the zodiac sign was Aquarius.

Who was the US President on February 12, 1989?

On February 12, 1989 the US President was George H. W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on February 12, 1989?

On February 12, 1989 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on February 12, 1989?

On February 12, 1989 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on February 12, 1989?

On February 12, 1989 several famous people were born including, Afshan Azad, Waqas Riaz, Elle Varner.

Which famous people died on February 12, 1989?

Famous people died on February 12, 1989 include, Thomas Bernhard, Thomas Bernhard, Mauritius Balfoort.

What was the number one song in February 12, 1989?

The number one song in the week of February 12, 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 12, 1989?

The top hits on February 12, 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.