Friday November 17, 1989
US date format: 11/17/1989, UK date format: 17/11/1989
It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 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 Iamsu and Nickatnyte .
In that special week of November people in US were listening to When I See You Smile by Bad English.
In UK All Around The World by Lisa Stansfield was in the top 5 hits.
Back to the Future Part II, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989
while Head First by Norman Cousins was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Sweet Life.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Chicago 90 or Baby Boomer.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of November 17, 1989?
- Slovakia - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day commemorating the beginning of the Velvet Revolution in 1989.
- Life Day
- International Students Day
- R.C. Saints - Elisabeth of Hungary; Gregory of Tours; Hilda of Whitby; Hugh of Lincoln
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- Bret Saberhagen signs record $2,966,667 per year Kansas City Royals contract.
- Cold War: Velvet Revolution begins: In Czechoslovakia, a student demonstration in Prague is quelled by riot police. This sparks an uprising aimed at overthrowing the communist government (it succeeds on December 29).
- Buena Vista releases the Walt Disney Pictures animated feature film The Little Mermaid to theaters. It cost over US$23 million to make.
Which were the top hits in that special week of November 17, 1989?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Bad English - When I See You Smile
- Milli Vanilli - Blame It On The Rain
- The B-52's - Love Shack
- Paula Abdul - (It's Just) The Way That You Love Me
- Roxette - Listen To Your Heart
- Billy Joel - We Didn't Start The Fire
- Richard Marx - Angelia
- New Kids On The Block - Didn't I (Blow Your Mind)
- Alice Cooper - Poison
- Soul II Soul - Back To Life
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Jermaine Jackson - Don't Take It Personal
- Stephanie Mills - Home
- Jody Watley - Everything
- Luther Vandross - Here And Now
- Chuckii Booker - (Don't U Know) I Love U
- Surface - You Are My Everything
- The S.O.S. Band - I'm Still Missing Your Love
- Heavy D & The Boyz - Somebody For Me
- Kashif - Personality
- Angela Winbush - It's The Real Thing
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next November 17If November 17, 1989 is your birthday you're 30 years, 10 months, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 26 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?