Friday October 13, 1989

US date format: 10/13/1989, UK date format: 13/10/1989

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Slimane (singer) and Breno Borges. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Miss You Much by Janet Jackson. In UK Ride On Time by Black Box was in the top 5 hits. Fat Man and Little Boy, directed by Roland Joffé, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while Blessings by Belva Plain was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dr. Plummet's House of Flux or Cameltry.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • RC Saints - translation (1163) of Saint Edward the Confessor; memorial of Saint Gerald of Aurillac
  • Roman festivals - Fontanalia: festival dedicated to Fontus
  • French Republican Calendar - POche (Peach) Day, twenty-second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Events

  • Bob Quinn resigns as New York Yankee VP / GM and replaced by Harding Peterson
  • Dow Jones down 190.58 points
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunges 190.58 points, or 6.91 percent, to close at 2,569.26 most likely after the junk bond market collapses. This mini-crash becomes known as the Friday the 13th mini-crash.
  • Jay Ward, animator (Rocky and His Friends), dies at age 69 of cancer.

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Movies

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Fat Man and Little Boy

Fat Man and Little Boy

Directed by: Roland Joffé

Starring: Paul Newman, Dwight Schultz, Bonnie Bedelia, John Cusack

Ghosts Can't Do It

Ghosts Can't Do It

Directed by: John Derek

Starring: Bo Derek, Anthony Quinn, Don Murray, Julie Newmar

Crimes and Misdemeanors

Crimes and Misdemeanors

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Martin Landau, Woody Allen, Bill Bernstein, Claire Bloom

The Fabulous Baker Boys

The Fabulous Baker Boys

Directed by: Steve Kloves

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Michelle Pfeiffer, Beau Bridges, Ellie Raab

Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You Can

Directed by: Stephen Sommers

Starring: Matt Lattanzi, Loryn Locklin, Grant Heslov, Billy Morrissette

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TV Series

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Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl

Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl

Blackadder Goes Forth

Blackadder Goes Forth

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Alien Nation

Alien Nation

Directed by: Graham Baker

Baywatch

Baywatch

Directed by: Seth Gordon

The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid

Directed by: John Avildsen

Days to next October 13

If October 13, 1989 is your birthday you're 30 years, 11 months, 17 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 13 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Blessings by Belva Plain

Blessings

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At thirty-six, Jennie Rakowsky's dreams were coming true. She was about to marry a wonderful man, her career as a lawyer was skyrocketing, and she had never been more beautiful.

Among Schoolchildren by Tracy Kidder

Among Schoolchildren

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Tracy Kidder -- the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Soul of a New Machine and the extraordinary national bestseller House -- spent nine months in Mrs.

Polar Star by Martin Cruz Smith

Polar Star

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He made too many enemies. He lost his party membership. Once Moscow’s top criminal investigator, Arkady Renko now toils in obscurity on a Russian factory ship working with American trawlers in

Tales From Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett

Tales From Margaritaville

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Margaritaville may not appear on a map, but it does exist--at least in the brilliantly creative, sometimes slightly skewed imagination of Jimmy Buffett.

A Woman Named Jackie by C. David Heymann

A Woman Named Jackie

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This biography considers the life and career of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, from her traumatic childhood, through her marriage to John F.Kennedy

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Aleste 2

Aleste 2

Platform: MSX2, Windows

Genre: Vertical scrolling shooter

Publisher: Compile

Dr. Plummet's House of Flux

Dr. Plummet's House of Flux

Platform: Amiga

Drakkhen

Drakkhen

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, SNES, PC-98, FM Towns Marty, Sharp X68000

Genre: Role-playing game

Publisher: Infogrames

Cameltry

Cameltry

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

Genre: Platformer/Racing

Publisher: Taito

Deathtrack

Deathtrack

Platform: PC (DOS)

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Activision

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 13, 1989?

On October 13, 1989 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is October 13, 1989?

On October 13, 1989 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 13, 1989?

On October 13, 1989 the US President was George H. W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 13, 1989?

On October 13, 1989 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on October 13, 1989?

On October 13, 1989 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on October 13, 1989?

On October 13, 1989 several famous people were born including, Slimane (singer), Najee De-Tiege, Breno Borges.

What was the number one song in October 13, 1989?

The number one song in the week of October 13, 1989 was Miss You Much by Janet Jackson in US and Ride On Time by Black Box in UK.

What were the top hits on October 13, 1989?

The top hits on October 13, 1989 were Miss You Much by Janet Jackson, Cherish by Madonna, Girl I'm Gonna Miss You by Milli Vanilli in US and Ride On Time by Black Box, That's What I Like by Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers, Pump Up The Jam by Technotronic featuring Felly in UK.


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