Wednesday 13 December 1989
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Taylor Swift and Katherine Schwarzenegger.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to We Didn't Start The Fire by Billy Joel.
In UK You Got It (The Right Stuff) by New Kids On The Block was in the top 5 hits.
Glory, directed by Edward Zwick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989
while Chili Dawgs Always Bark At Night by Lewis Grizzard was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Simpsons.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing DJ Boy or Fantasy World Dizzy.
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- Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
- R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
- Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
- In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
- Malta - Republic Day (since 1974)
- St. Lucia's Day in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
- Taylor Swift: American singer-songwriter, moved to Nashville, Tennessee at the age of fourteen to pursue a career in country music.
- Katherine Schwarzenegger: American author.
- Mikel Landa
- Ben Ridge: Australian rugby player.
- Dasha Kapustina: Model.
- Walter Davis (Denver Nuggets) ends NBA free throw streak of 53 games.
- Attack on Derryard checkpoint: The Provisional Irish Republican Army launch an attack on a British Army permanent vehicle checkpoint near Rosslea, Northern Ireland. Two British soldiers are killed and one badly wounded.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1989 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Billy Joel - We Didn't Start The Fire
- Phil Collins - Another Day In Paradise
- Linda Ronstadt - Don't Know Much
- Soul II Soul - Back To Life
- Taylor Dayne - With Every Beat Of My Heart
- Milli Vanilli - Blame It On The Rain
- Technotronic - Pump Up The Jam
- Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation
- Bon Jovi - Living In Sin
- Cher - Just Like Jesse James
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