Sunday August 13, 1989
US date format: 8/13/1989, UK date format: 13/8/1989
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 13, 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 Olympe (singer) and Tomohawk1989 .
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 Famicom Jump: Hero Retsuden or The Astyanax.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 13, 1989?
- International Lefthanders Day
- St. Wigbert
- RC saints - Pontianus and Hippolytus, Radegunde (help against the pox), Cassianus of Imola (patron of shorthand-writers)
- In Brasil, Friday 13 August (agosto) is considered to be especially filled with sorrow (desgosto)
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- 2 hot-air balloon crash at Alice Springs Australia, 13 killed
- 71st PGA Championship: Payne Stewart shoots 276 at Kemper Lakes Golf Club - Illinois
- US space shuttle STS-28 lands.
- P. W. Botha resigns as President of South Africa.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 13, 1989?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Prince - Batdance (From "Batman")
- Stephanie Mills - Something In The Way (You Make Me Feel)
- David Peaston - Two Wrongs (Don't Make It Right)
- Bobby Brown - On Our Own (From "Ghostbusters II")
- Kool Moe Dee - They Want Money
- Babyface - It's No Crime
- Vesta - Congratulations
- The Isley Brothers - Spend The Night (Ce Soir)
- Aretha Franklin/Whitney Houston - It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Never Gonna Be
- Heavy D & The Boyz - We Got Our Own Thang
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?