Friday February 17, 1989
US date format: 2/17/1989, UK date format: 17/2/1989
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 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 Chord Overstreet and Jenn Aguirre.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Straight Up by Paula Abdul.
In UK Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart by Marc Almond featuring Gene Pitney was in the top 5 hits.
Je suis le seigneur du château, directed by Régis Wargnier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989
while One by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Fauji.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bandai Golf: Challenge Pebble Beach or Big Run - The Supreme 4WD Challenge.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of February 17, 1989?
- Saint Evermodus
- Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
- Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
- Random Acts of Kindness Day.
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- Former baseball player / manager Leo Durocher injured in a car crash
- Orel Hershiser, Dodger pitcher signs record US$7.9 million, three-year contract.
- Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya form common market.
- Lefty Gomez: New York Yankees pitching great, dies at...
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 17, 1989?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paula Abdul - Straight Up
- Tone Loc - Wild Thing
- Bon Jovi - Born To Be My Baby
- Debbie Gibson - Lost In Your Eyes
- Sheena Easton - The Lover In Me
- Sheriff - When I'm With You
- Rick Astley - She Wants To Dance With Me
- Edie Brickell - What I Am
- Information Society - Walking Away
- New Kids On The Block - You Got It (The Right Stuff) (Remix)
Top #5 songs in the UK
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next February 17If February 17, 1989 is your birthday you're 31 years, 7 months, 6 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 25 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?