Thursday August 17, 1989
US date format: 8/17/1989, UK date format: 17/8/1989
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 17, 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 Lil B and Elena Hight.
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 Running The Amazon by Joe Kane was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Split Ends.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Astyanax or The Cycles: International Grand Prix Racing.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 17, 1989?
- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
- Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken moves into 3rd place (1,208th cons game)
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 17, 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 17If August 17, 1989 is your birthday you're 31 years, 1 month, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 29 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?