Monday January 16, 1989
US date format: 1/16/1989, UK date format: 16/1/1989
It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 16, 1989). The US president was Ronald Reagan (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 Yvonne Zima and Kiesza .
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Two Hearts by Phil Collins.
In UK Especially For You by Kylie & Jason was in the top 5 hits.
The Siege of Firebase Gloria, directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989
while Alaska by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Bottom Line.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Black Gold or ALF.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 16, 1989?
- National Religious Freedom Day in the United States, to commemorate the adoption of Thomas Jefferson's landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786
- Teacher's Day in Thailand
- (to January 18) Race riots occur in Overtown, Miami, Florida.
- USSR announces plan for two-year manned mission to Mars.
- Police arrest writer Vaclav Havel in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 16, 1989?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Phil Collins - Two Hearts
- Taylor Dayne - Don't Rush Me
- Def Leppard - Armageddon It
- Bobby Brown - My Prerogative
- Sheriff - When I'm With You
- Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn
- Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal
- Karyn White - The Way You Love Me
- White Lion - When The Children Cry
- Annie Lennox - Put A Little Love In Your Heart
Top #5 songs in the UK
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next January 16If January 16, 1989 is your birthday you're 31 years, 8 months, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 23 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?