Thursday November 16, 1989
US date format: 11/16/1989, UK date format: 16/11/1989
It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 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 Jeremey Chinshue and Sudan Williams.
In that special week of November people in US were listening to When I See You Smile by Bad English.
In UK All Around The World by Lisa Stansfield was in the top 5 hits.
Back to the Future Part II, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989
while Head First by Norman Cousins was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Sweet Life.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing ABC Monday Night Football or Ghouls 'n Ghosts.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of November 16, 1989?
- USA - admission of Oklahoma, 46th state, 1907
- R.C. Saints - Saint Margaret of Scotland ; Gertrude the Great
- Also see November 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- International Day for Tolerance
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- Gypsy opens at St. James Theater NYC for 477 performances
- 6 Jesuit priests are killed by El Salvadorian troops
- South African President F.W. de Klerk announces the scrapping of the Separate Amenities Act.
- A death squad composed of El Salvadoran army troops kills six Jesuit priests and two others at Jose Simeon Canas University.
- Jean-Claude Malepart: Quebec politician (Born 1938).
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 16, 1989?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bad English - When I See You Smile
- Milli Vanilli - Blame It On The Rain
- The B-52's - Love Shack
- Paula Abdul - (It's Just) The Way That You Love Me
- Roxette - Listen To Your Heart
- Billy Joel - We Didn't Start The Fire
- Richard Marx - Angelia
- New Kids On The Block - Didn't I (Blow Your Mind)
- Alice Cooper - Poison
- Soul II Soul - Back To Life
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Jermaine Jackson - Don't Take It Personal
- Stephanie Mills - Home
- Jody Watley - Everything
- Luther Vandross - Here And Now
- Chuckii Booker - (Don't U Know) I Love U
- Surface - You Are My Everything
- The S.O.S. Band - I'm Still Missing Your Love
- Heavy D & The Boyz - Somebody For Me
- Kashif - Personality
- Angela Winbush - It's The Real Thing
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next November 16If November 16, 1989 is your birthday you're 30 years, 10 months, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 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?