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..
Which were the important events of December 17, 1989?
- 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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Which were the top hits in that special week of December 17, 1989?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Billy Joel - We Didn't Start The Fire
- Phil Collins - Another Day In Paradise
- Linda Ronstadt - Don't Know Much
- Soul II Soul - Back To Life
- Taylor Dayne - With Every Beat Of My Heart
- Milli Vanilli - Blame It On The Rain
- Technotronic - Pump Up The Jam
- Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation
- Bon Jovi - Living In Sin
- Cher - Just Like Jesse James
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Miki Howard - Ain't Nuthin' In The World
- Angela Winbush - It's The Real Thing
- Babyface - Tender Lover
- The Gap Band - All Of My Love
- Luther Vandross - Here And Now
- Patti LaBelle - Yo Mister
- By All Means - Let's Get It On
- Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation
- Sharon Bryant - Foolish Heart
- Randy Crawford - Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Sport Games on December 17, 1989
- 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
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next December 17If 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.
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?
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.