Tuesday August 15, 1989
US date format: 8/15/1989, UK date format: 15/8/1989
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 15, 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 Jonas and Belinda Peregrín Schüll.
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.
Romero, directed by John Duigan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989
while It'S Always Something by Gilda Radner was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Split Ends.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Destiny of an Emperor or Dusty Diamond's All-Star Softball.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 15, 1989?
- Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
- Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
- Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
- RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
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- Cancer sufferer / SF Giant pitcher Dave Dravecky breaks arm on mound
- Frederik de Klerk becomes President of South Africa
- Giorgio Lamberti swims world record 200m free style (1:46.69)
- In 2nd start since after cancer treatment, Giants Dave Dravecky breaks his pitching arm while throwing to Tim Raines
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 15, 1989?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Stephanie Mills - Something In The Way (You Make Me Feel)
- Babyface - It's No Crime
- David Peaston - Two Wrongs (Don't Make It Right)
- Prince - Batdance (From "Batman")
- 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
- Teddy Riley Featuring Guy - My Fantasy (From "Do The Right Thing")
- Eric Gable - Remember (The First Time)
- Jonathan Butler - Sarah, Sarah
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next August 15If August 15, 1989 is your birthday you're 30 years, 11 months, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?