Tuesday January 17, 1989
US date format: 1/17/1989, UK date format: 17/1/1989
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 17, 1989). The US president was Ronald Reagan (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 Kelly Marie Tran and Hollie-Jay Bowes.
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Two Hearts by Phil Collins.
In UK Especially For You by Kylie & Jason was in the top 5 hits.
The Siege of Firebase Gloria, directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989
while Alaska by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Bottom Line.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Act-Fancer: Cybernetick Hyper Weapon or SaGa.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of January 17, 1989?
- Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
- Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
- Gunman opens fire in California schoolyard; 5 students slain, 30 wounded
- Phoenix Suns cancel game at Miami Heat, due to racial unrest in Miami, Florida.
- Al Arbour wins his 600th NHL game as coach.
- Cleveland School massacre: Patrick Purdy opens fire with an assault rifle at the Cleveland Elementary School playground in Stockton, California, killing five children and wounding 29 others and one teacher before taking his own life.
- See more
- Sterling A Brown: US poet/critic (Southern Road), dies at...
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 17, 1989?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Phil Collins - Two Hearts
- Taylor Dayne - Don't Rush Me
- Def Leppard - Armageddon It
- Bobby Brown - My Prerogative
- Sheriff - When I'm With You
- Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn
- Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal
- Karyn White - The Way You Love Me
- White Lion - When The Children Cry
- Annie Lennox - Put A Little Love In Your Heart
Top #5 songs in the UK
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?