Friday April 14, 1989

US date format: 4/14/1989, UK date format: 14/4/1989

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 14, 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 Joe Haden and Dafina Zeqiri. In that special week of April people in US were listening to She Drives Me Crazy by Fine Young Cannibals. In UK Eternal Flame by The Bangles was in the top 5 hits. Field of Dreams, directed by Phil Alden Robinson, 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 Fast Forward. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Avalon: The Legend Lives or Future Wars.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Vishu - Harvest festival in Kerala, India.
  • N'Ko Alphabet Day - the anniversary of the day the N'Ko alphabet was completed in 1949.
  • Tamil New Year - Celebrations for Tamils all over the world.
  • New Year Celebrations in parts of India and whole of Sri Lanka.
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Events

  • In the Iran-Contra trial, Oliver North's case goes to the jury.
  • 1,100,000,000th Chinese born.
  • The U.S. government seizes the Irvine, CA Lincoln Savings and Loan Association Charles Keating (for whom the Keating Five were named – John McCain among them) eventually goes to jail, as part of the massive 1980s Savings and Loan Crisis which costs U.S. taxpayers nearly $200 billion in bailouts, and many people their life savings. NY Times May 3, 1990
  • The death of Hu Yaobang, which sparks the beginning of the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
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Movies

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Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams

Directed by: Phil Alden Robinson

Starring: Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta, Amy Madigan

Country: United States of America

Pet Sematary

Pet Sematary

Directed by: Mary Lambert

Starring: Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Fred Gwynne, Brad Greenquist

Country: United States of America

The Return of the Musketeers

The Return of the Musketeers

Directed by: Richard Lester

Starring: Michael York, Oliver Reed, Frank Finlay, C. Thomas Howell

Checking Out

Checking Out

Directed by: David Leland

Starring: Jeff Daniels, Melanie Mayron, Michael Tucker, Kathleen York

Say Anything...

Say Anything...

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

Starring: John Cusack, Ione Skye, John Mahoney, Lili Taylor

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 April 14

If April 14, 1989 is your birthday you're 31 years, 5 months, 17 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 13 days.
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Books

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All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten

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Twenty-five years ago, Robert Fulghum published a simple credo—a credo that became the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.

Legends, Lies, And Cherished Myths Of American History by Richard Shenkman

Legends, Lies, And Cherished Myths Of American History

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The truth and nothing but the truth—Richard Shenkman sheds light on America's most believed legends.The story of Columbus discovering the world was round was invented by Washington Irving.The

Blind Faith by Joe McGinniss

Blind Faith

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The Marshalls were the model family of Tom’s River, New Jersey, living the American dream of all that money could buy.

The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

The Satanic Verses

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One of the most controversial and acclaimed novels ever written, The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie’s best-known and most galvanizing book.

Intellectuals by Paul Johnson

Intellectuals

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A fascinating portrait of the minds that have shaped the modern world. In an intriguing series of case studies, Rousseau, Shelley, Marx, Ibsen, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Bertrand Russell, Brecht, Sartre, Edmund Wilson,

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Avalon: The Legend Lives

Avalon: The Legend Lives

Platform: Platform independent

Genre: Fantasy MUD

Future Wars

Future Wars

Platform: PC (DOS), Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Delphine Software

Darius II

Darius II

Platform: Mega Drive/Genesis, Game Boy, PC Engine (Super CD-ROM²), Master System, Sega Saturn, Wii (Virtual Console)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP NEC (PCECD) EU SEGA (SMS) SA Tec Toy (MD/SMS); JP NEC (PCECD); EU SEGA (SMS); SA Tec Toy (MD/SMS)

Axel's Magic Hammer

Axel's Magic Hammer

Platform: Commodore Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Gremlin Graphics

Boomer's Adventure in ASMIK World

Boomer's Adventure in ASMIK World

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: JP Asmik Ace Entertainment, Inc; NA Asmik Corporation of America

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on April 14, 1989?

On April 14, 1989 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is April 14, 1989?

On April 14, 1989 the zodiac sign was Aries.

Who was the US President on April 14, 1989?

On April 14, 1989 the US President was George H. W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on April 14, 1989?

On April 14, 1989 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on April 14, 1989?

On April 14, 1989 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on April 14, 1989?

On April 14, 1989 several famous people were born including, Dafina Zeqiri, Joe Haden, Chad Johnson.

What was the number one song in April 14, 1989?

The number one song in the week of April 14, 1989 was She Drives Me Crazy by Fine Young Cannibals in US and Eternal Flame by The Bangles in UK.

What were the top hits on April 14, 1989?

The top hits on April 14, 1989 were She Drives Me Crazy by Fine Young Cannibals, The Look by Roxette, Like A Prayer by Madonna in US and Eternal Flame by The Bangles, Like A Prayer by Madonna, If You Don't Know Me By Now by Simply Red in UK.


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