Wednesday May 17, 1989

US date format: 5/17/1989, UK date format: 17/5/1989

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Tereza Fajksová and Tessa Virtue. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Forever Your Girl by Paula Abdul. In UK Hand On Your Heart by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while The Night The Bear Ate Goombaw by Patrick F. McManus was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fast Forward. If you liked videogames you were probably playing X-Men: Madness in Murderworld or Axel's Magic Hammer.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
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Events

  • Nelson Mandela receives a BA from University of South Africa
  • Napoli wins 18th UEFA Cup in Stuttgart, Germany.
  • More than 1 million Chinese protestors march through Beijing demanding greater democracy.
  • 1989 Ürümqi unrest: Uyghur and Hui Muslim protesters rioted in front of the government building in Ürümqi.
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Movies

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott

Country: United States of America

Pink Cadillac

Pink Cadillac

Directed by: Buddy Van Horn

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Bernadette Peters, Timothy Carhart, Tiffany Gail Robinson

Do the Right Thing

Do the Right Thing

Directed by: Spike Lee

Starring: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson

Country: United States of America

Mystery Train

Mystery Train

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Masatoshi Nagase, Yûki Kudô, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Cinqué Lee

Country: United States of America

Sweetie

Sweetie

Directed by: Jane Campion

Starring: Geneviève Lemon, Karen Colston, Tom Lycos, Jon Darling

TV Series

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Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Round the Twist

Round the Twist

Rivalen der Rennbahn

Rivalen der Rennbahn

Rory Bremner

Rory Bremner

Directed by: Kevin Bishop

Straight to the Heart

Straight to the Heart

Directed by: Stephane Gehami

Days to next May 17

If May 17, 1989 is your birthday you're 31 years, 4 months, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 16 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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We Are Still Married by Garrison Keillor

We Are Still Married

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“Garrison Keillor made it possible, after twenty years of black humor…to be both funny and nice, hip and winsome, scathing and loving, all in the flick of a single many-barbed quip——The Washington

Goldwyn by A. Scott Berg

Goldwyn

By:

Samuel Goldwyn was the premier dream-maker of his era, and in this lavishly-praised biography, the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of Lindbergh and Max Perkins: Editor of Genius offers a

While My Pretty One Sleeps by Mary Higgins Clark

While My Pretty One Sleeps

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While My Pretty One Sleeps

Stranger In Savannah by Eugenia Price

Stranger In Savannah

By:

The New York Times Bestseller: In the triumphant conclusion of the Savannah Quartet, the hearts of three families and the soul of a nation are torn by the passions of the

The Diamond Throne by David Eddings

The Diamond Throne

By:

Sparhawk, Pandion Knight, and Queen's Champion have returned to Elenia after ten years of exile, only to find young Queen Ehlanda trapped in a block of ensorcelled crystal.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

At The Carnival

At The Carnival

Platform: Apple Macintosh, MS-DOS

Genre: Puzzle game

3 in Three

3 in Three

Platform: Mac OS

Publisher: Cinemaware Inline Design

Faria: A World of Mystery and Danger!

Faria: A World of Mystery and Danger!

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Action role-playing

Publisher: JP Hi-Score; NA Nexoft Corporation

X-Men: Madness in Murderworld

X-Men: Madness in Murderworld

Platform: Amiga, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Paragon Software

Axel's Magic Hammer

Axel's Magic Hammer

Platform: Commodore Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Gremlin Graphics

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On May 17, 1989 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is May 17, 1989?

On May 17, 1989 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 17, 1989?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on May 17, 1989?

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

Which famous people are born on May 17, 1989?

On May 17, 1989 several famous people were born including, Tereza Fajksová, Tessa Virtue, Olivia Luccardi.

Which famous people died on May 17, 1989?

Famous people died on May 17, 1989 include, Robert Webber.

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

The number one song in the week of May 17, 1989 was Forever Your Girl by Paula Abdul in US and Hand On Your Heart by Kylie Minogue in UK.

What were the top hits on May 17, 1989?

The top hits on May 17, 1989 were Forever Your Girl by Paula Abdul, Real Love by Jody Watley, I'll Be There For You by Bon Jovi in US and Hand On Your Heart by Kylie Minogue, Ferry Cross The Mersey by Christians, Holly Johnson, Paul McCartney, Gerry Marsden & Stock Aitken Waterman, Miss You Like Crazy by Natalie Cole in UK.


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