Tuesday May 16, 1989
US date format: 5/16/1989, UK date format: 16/5/1989
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Behati Prinsloo and Kelly Nienaltowski.
In that special week of May people in US were listening to Forever Your Girl by Paula Abdul.
In UK Hand On Your Heart by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989
while We Are Still Married by Garrison Keillor was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Fast Forward.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bandit Kings of Ancient China or Austerlitz.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 16, 1989?
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- Soviet President Mikhail S Gorbachev and Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping end a 30-year rift when they formally meet in Beijing.
- Ethiopia Coup Attempt: Senior military officers staged a coup attempt in Ethiopia hours after President Mengistu Haile Mariam left on a visit to East Germany.
- Hassan Khaled: sheik of Lebanon, is murdered.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 16, 1989?
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next May 16If May 16, 1989 is your birthday you're 31 years, 4 months, 6 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 24 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?