Sunday December 17, 1989

US date format: 12/17/1989, UK date format: 17/12/1989

It was Sunday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 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 André Ayew and Taylor York. In that special week of December people in US were listening to We Didn't Start The Fire by Billy Joel. In UK You Got It (The Right Stuff) by New Kids On The Block was in the top 5 hits. Born on the Fourth of July, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while Jimmy Stewart And His Poems by Jimmy Stewart was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Simpsons. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Eye of Horus or Future Wars.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 17, 1989?


Events

  • Brazil elects conservative Fernando Collor de Mello President
  • Patti Rizzo / Mike Hill wins LPGA Mazda Golf Championship
  • 78th Davis Cup: Germany beats Sweden in Stuttgart (3-2).
  • The first full length episode of The Simpsons TV show in the US, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire", premieres on Fox-TV.
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Movies

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Born on the Fourth of July

Born on the Fourth of July

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Starring: Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava, Josh Evans

Country: United States of America

Always

Always

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, Brad Johnson, John Goodman

Country: United States of America

Wild Orchid

Wild Orchid

Directed by: Zalman King

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Jacqueline Bisset, Carré Otis, Assumpta Serna

Country: United States of America

The Banker

The Banker

Directed by: William Webb

Starring: Robert Forster, Shanna Reed, Duncan Regehr, Jeff Conaway

Glory

Glory

Directed by: Edward Zwick

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman

Country: United States of America

Sport Games on December 17, 1989

Sport Games on December 17, 1989


NFL

American Football
  • Buffalo Bills - San Francisco 49ers : 10 - 21
  • Green Bay Packers - Chicago Bears : 40 - 28
  • Houston Oilers - Cincinnati Bengals : 7 - 61
  • Los Angeles Raiders - Seattle Seahawks : 17 - 23
  • Miami Dolphins - Indianapolis Colts : 13 - 42
See all American Football game results of December 17, 1989

TV Series

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The Simpsons

The Simpsons

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Starring: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Country: United States of America

The Sweet Life

The Sweet Life

Directed by: Rob Spera

Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl

Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl

Blackadder Goes Forth

Blackadder Goes Forth

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

NewsWatch

NewsWatch

Days to next December 17

If December 17, 1989 is your birthday you're 30 years, 9 months, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 16 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Jimmy Stewart And His Poems by Jimmy Stewart

Jimmy Stewart And His Poems

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"I'm sure I never said to myself: 'Now, Jim--why don't you sit down and write a poem.' It's still a mystery to me, but I think probably it's something that happened

Liar'S Poker by Michael Lewis

Liar'S Poker

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The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he

Straight by Dick Francis

Straight

By:

A jockey becomes the sole inheritor of his late brother's business, horse, mistress, and enemies.

The Eleventh Hour by Graeme Base

The Eleventh Hour

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When Horace the elephant turns eleven, he celebrates in style by inviting his exotic friends to a splendid costume party. But a mystery is afoot, for in the midst of the

Among Schoolchildren by Tracy Kidder

Among Schoolchildren

By:

Tracy Kidder -- the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Soul of a New Machine and the extraordinary national bestseller House -- spent nine months in Mrs.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Eye of Horus

Eye of Horus

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, PC (MS-DOS), Commodore 64

Publisher: Logotron

Future Wars

Future Wars

Platform: PC (DOS), Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Delphine Software

The Final Fantasy Legend

The Final Fantasy Legend

Platform: Game Boy, WonderSwan Color, mobile phones, Android

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: NA Sunsoft (GB re-release)

Cosmic Wars

Cosmic Wars

Platform: Famicom

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Konami

Baseball Stars

Baseball Stars

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System, PlayChoice-10

Genre: Sports

Publisher: SNK

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 17, 1989?

On December 17, 1989 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is December 17, 1989?

On December 17, 1989 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 17, 1989?

On December 17, 1989 the US President was George H. W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 17, 1989?

On December 17, 1989 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 17, 1989?

On December 17, 1989 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 17, 1989?

On December 17, 1989 several famous people were born including, André Ayew, Taylor York.

What was the number one song in December 17, 1989?

The number one song in the week of December 17, 1989 was We Didn't Start The Fire by Billy Joel in US and You Got It (The Right Stuff) by New Kids On The Block in UK.

What were the top hits on December 17, 1989?

The top hits on December 17, 1989 were We Didn't Start The Fire by Billy Joel, Another Day In Paradise by Phil Collins, Don't Know Much by Linda Ronstadt in US and You Got It (The Right Stuff) by New Kids On The Block, Don't Know Much by Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville, Let's Party by Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers in UK.


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