Tuesday October 17, 1989
US date format: 10/17/1989, UK date format: 17/10/1989
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Tokio Emoto and Oleksandr Isakov.
In that special week of October people in US were listening to Miss You Much by Janet Jackson.
In UK Ride On Time by Black Box was in the top 5 hits.
Kill Me Again, directed by John Dahl, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989
while Clear And Present Danger by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Adventures of Lolo or Crack Down.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of October 17, 1989?
- R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
- United States - Black Poetry Day
- UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
- French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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- Earthquake in SF (6.9) cancels 3rd game of World Series, kills 67
- In Loma Prieta, California, an earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale occurs. Three events are about 1.5 and 3.0 seconds apart. Sixty-two people killed, 3,757 injured and damage estimated at US$5.6 billion.
- 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake (7.1 on the Richter scale) hits the San Francisco Bay Area and causes 57 deaths directly (and 6 indirectly).
- The Loma Prieta earthquake, measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale, strikes the San Francisco–Oakland region of Northern California, killing 67 people and delaying the 1989 World Series for ten days
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Which were the top hits in that special week of October 17, 1989?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Janet Jackson - Miss You Much
- Regina Belle - Baby Come To Me
- Sybil - Don't Make Me Over
- Christopher Williams - Talk To Myself
- Soul II Soul (Featuring Caron Wheeler) - Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)
- Prince - Partyman
- Surface - You Are My Everything
- Bobby Brown - Rock Wit'cha
- Peabo Bryson - All My Love
- Young M.C. - Bust A Move
Sport Games on October 17, 1989
- Los Angeles Rams - Buffalo Bills : 20 - 23
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Days to next October 17If October 17, 1989 is your birthday you're 30 years, 11 months, 4 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 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?