Friday May 12, 1989

US date format: 5/12/1989, UK date format: 12/5/1989

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Eleftheria Eleftheriou and Catalina Robayo. In that special week of May people in US were listening to I'll Be There For You by Bon Jovi. In UK Hand On Your Heart by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. Do the Right Thing, directed by Spike Lee, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while Billy Bathgate by E. L. Doctorow was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fast Forward. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dangerous Seed or Cameltry.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 12, 1989?


Holidays

  • Saint Epiphanius
  • Saint Domitilla
  • Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
  • International Nurses Day
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Events

  • Entertainment Tonight performs their 2,000th TV performance
  • Last graffiti-covered New York City subway car retired.
  • Retired British pilot Jack Mann is kidnapped by Islamic fundamentalists.

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Famous Deaths

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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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

Mystery Train

Mystery Train

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

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

Country: United States of America

Sweetie

Sweetie

Directed by: Jane Campion

Starring: Geneviève Lemon, Karen Colston, Tom Lycos, Jon Darling

Road House

Road House

Directed by: Rowdy Herrington

Starring: Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott, Ben Gazzara

Country: United States of America

See No Evil, Hear No Evil

See No Evil, Hear No Evil

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

Starring: Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Joan Severance, Kevin Spacey

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Round the Twist

Round the Twist

Rivalen der Rennbahn

Rivalen der Rennbahn

Rory Bremner

Rory Bremner

Directed by: Kevin Bishop

Straight to the Heart

Straight to the Heart

Directed by: Stephane Gehami

Days to next May 12

If May 12, 1989 is your birthday you're 31 years, 4 months, 16 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 14 days.
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1989?

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Billy Bathgate by E. L. Doctorow

Billy Bathgate

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To open this book is to enter the perilous, thrilling world of Billy Bathgate, the brazen boy who is accepted into the inner circle of the notorious Dutch Schultz gang.

Killshot by Elmore Leonard

Killshot

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“[Leonard has] written so many first-rate crime stories that it would be fatuous to say Killshot is his best, but it probably is anyway.”—NewsweekThe

Stranger In Savannah by Eugenia Price

Stranger In Savannah

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The New York Times Bestseller: In the triumphant conclusion of the Savannah Quartet, the hearts of three families and the soul of a nation are torn by the passions of the

The Long Dark Tea-Time Of The Soul by Douglas Adams

The Long Dark Tea-Time Of The Soul

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When a passenger check-in desk at London's Heathrow Airport disappears in a ball of orange flame, the explosion is deemed an act of God.

Wordstruck by Robert MacNeil

Wordstruck

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MacNeil's autobiography re-creates the world of his youth and the experiences that were opened up to him through his love of words.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Crime Fighters

Crime Fighters

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Konami

Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle

Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle

Platform: Mega Drive/Genesis, Virtual Console, Mega Drive Handheld, Cloud (OnLive)

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Sega

Dangerous Seed

Dangerous Seed

Platform: Arcade, Sega Mega Drive

Genre: Vertical scrolling shooter

Publisher: Namco

Cameltry

Cameltry

Platform: Arcade game, SNES, FM Towns, Sharp X68000

Genre: Platformer/Racing

Publisher: Taito

Axel's Magic Hammer

Axel's Magic Hammer

Platform: Commodore Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Gremlin Graphics

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On May 12, 1989 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is May 12, 1989?

On May 12, 1989 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 12, 1989?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on May 12, 1989?

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

Which famous people are born on May 12, 1989?

On May 12, 1989 several famous people were born including, Eleftheria Eleftheriou, Catalina Robayo, Cyprien Iov.

Which famous people died on May 12, 1989?

Famous people died on May 12, 1989 include, Marcelle de Manziarly, Joe Valdez Caballero.

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

The number one song in the week of May 12, 1989 was I'll Be There For You by Bon Jovi in US and Hand On Your Heart by Kylie Minogue in UK.

What were the top hits on May 12, 1989?

The top hits on May 12, 1989 were I'll Be There For You by Bon Jovi, Like A Prayer by Madonna, Real Love by Jody Watley in US and Hand On Your Heart by Kylie Minogue, Ferry Cross The Mersey by Christians, Holly Johnson, Paul McCartney, Gerry Marsden & Stock Aitken Waterman, Miss You Like Crazy by Natalie Cole in UK.


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