Thursday January 12, 1989
US date format: 1/12/1989, UK date format: 12/1/1989
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 12, 1989). The US president was Ronald Reagan (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 Axel Witsel and Thiemo-Jérôme Kialka.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to My Prerogative by Bobby Brown.
In UK Especially For You by Kylie & Jason was in the top 5 hits.
Sex, Lies, and Videotape, directed by Steven Soderbergh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989
while Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Bottom Line.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Caliber .50 or Axel's Magic Hammer.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 12, 1989?
- In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
- In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
- In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
- Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
- 6 claim to survive in rubble, 35 days after Armenian quake (hoax)
- Idi Amin expelled from Zaire.
- George Bush names William Bennett to be his Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy and James Watkins as Secretary of Energy.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 12, 1989?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bobby Brown - My Prerogative
- Phil Collins - Two Hearts
- Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn
- Taylor Dayne - Don't Rush Me
- Def Leppard - Armageddon It
- Bangles - In Your Room
- Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal
- Boys Club - I Remember Holding You
- Annie Lennox - Put A Little Love In Your Heart
- Karyn White - The Way You Love Me
Top #5 songs in the UK
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next January 12If January 12, 1989 is your birthday you're 31 years, 8 months, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 17 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?