Thursday February 16, 1989

US date format: 2/16/1989, UK date format: 16/2/1989

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius (see zodiac on February 16, 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 Elizabeth Olsen and Danielle Haim. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Straight Up by Paula Abdul. In UK Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart by Marc Almond featuring Gene Pitney was in the top 5 hits. Je suis le seigneur du château, directed by Régis Wargnier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while One by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fauji. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Chicago 90 or The Astyanax.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Juliana
  • Saint Lucilla
  • Remembrance of Lambertus
  • Saint Jeremias
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Events

  • Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden separate after 16 years of marriage
  • Orel Hershiser, Dodger pitcher signs $7.9M-3 year contract
  • Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, and North Yemen form common market.
  • Roger Clemens, Boston Red Sox pitcher signs record US$7.5 million, three-year contract.
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Movies

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Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher, Laura San Giacomo

Country: United States of America

The Siege of Firebase Gloria

The Siege of Firebase Gloria

Directed by: Brian Trenchard-Smith

Starring: Wings Hauser, R. Lee Ermey, Robert Arevalo, Mark Neely

Baxter

Baxter

Directed by: Jérôme Boivin

Starring: Lise Delamare, Jean Mercure, Jacques Spiesser, Catherine Ferran

The 'Burbs

The 'Burbs

Directed by: Joe Dante

Starring: Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman

Country: United States of America

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Directed by: Stephen Herek

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, Terry Camilleri

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

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TV Series

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Fauji

Fauji

Directed by: Col. Kapoor

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan

Country: India

Troldspejlet

Troldspejlet

Starring: Jakob Stegelmann

Country: Denmark

The Victorian Kitchen

The Victorian Kitchen

Starring: Alison Arnison, Harry Dodson, Ruth Mott, Peter Thoday

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Agatha Christie: Poirot

Agatha Christie: Poirot

Starring: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Timeline

Timeline

Starring: Maks Schleuter

Country: United States of America

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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One by Richard Bach

One

By:

I gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth it?

The Last Lion by William Manchester

The Last Lion

By:

Spanning the years 1940 to 1965, The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm begins shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister—when Great Britain stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi

Child Star by Shirley Temple Black

Child Star

By:

Shirley Temple. She was a curly-topped moppet with a saucy grin that lit up the screen and an irrepressible spirit that won America's heart.

Parting The Waters by Taylor Branch

Parting The Waters

By:

In volume one of his America in the King Years, Pulitzer Prize winner Taylor Branch gives a masterly account of the American civil rights movement.Hailed

Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Love In The Time Of Cholera

By:

In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic.

Videogames

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Aleste 2

Aleste 2

Platform: MSX2, Windows

Genre: Vertical scrolling shooter

Publisher: Compile

Chicago 90

Chicago 90

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Amiga 500/600 (OCS/ECS), IBM PC (DOS)

Genre: Action, racing game

Publisher: Microïds

The Astyanax

The Astyanax

Platform: Arcade, NES

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Jaleco

Battle Out Run

Battle Out Run

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Sega

Deathtrack

Deathtrack

Platform: PC (DOS)

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Activision

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on February 16, 1989?

On February 16, 1989 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is February 16, 1989?

On February 16, 1989 the zodiac sign was Aquarius.

Who was the US President on February 16, 1989?

On February 16, 1989 the US President was George H. W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on February 16, 1989?

On February 16, 1989 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on February 16, 1989?

On February 16, 1989 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on February 16, 1989?

On February 16, 1989 several famous people were born including, Elizabeth Olsen, Danielle Haim, Bry .

What was the number one song in February 16, 1989?

The number one song in the week of February 16, 1989 was Straight Up by Paula Abdul in US and Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart by Marc Almond featuring Gene Pitney in UK.

What were the top hits on February 16, 1989?

The top hits on February 16, 1989 were Straight Up by Paula Abdul, Wild Thing by Tone Loc, Born To Be My Baby by Bon Jovi in US and Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart by Marc Almond featuring Gene Pitney, Belfast Child by Simple Minds, The Living Years by Mike & The Mechanics in UK.