Sunday September 17, 1989

US date format: 9/17/1989, UK date format: 17/9/1989

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 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 Danielle Brooks and Paige Houden. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Don't Wanna Lose You by Gloria Estefan. In UK Ride On Time by Black Box was in the top 5 hits. Black Rain, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while While My Pretty One Sleeps by Mary Higgins Clark was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Alien Nation. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Risk: The World Conquest Game or Day of the Viper.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of September 17, 1989?


Holidays

  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
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Events

  • 41st Emmy Awards: LA Law, Cheers, Dana Delany and Candice Bergen win
  • Beth Daniel wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
  • Hurricane Hugo begins four day sweep through Caribbean, killing 62.

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Black Rain

Black Rain

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia, Ken Takakura, Kate Capshaw

Country: United States of America

A Dry White Season

A Dry White Season

Directed by: Euzhan Palcy

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Zakes Mokae, Jürgen Prochnow

Sea of Love

Sea of Love

Directed by: Harold Becker

Starring: Al Pacino, Ellen Barkin, John Goodman, Michael Rooker

Country: United States of America

The Blood of Heroes

The Blood of Heroes

Directed by: David Webb Peoples

Starring: Rutger Hauer, Joan Chen, Delroy Lindo, Anna Katarina

Chattahoochee

Chattahoochee

Directed by: Mick Jackson

Starring: Gary Oldman, Dennis Hopper, Frances McDormand, Pamela Reed

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Alien Nation

Alien Nation

Directed by: Graham Baker

Baywatch

Baywatch

Directed by: Seth Gordon

The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid

Directed by: John Avildsen

Open House

Open House

Directed by: Andrew Paquin

The Paradise Club

The Paradise Club

Days to next September 17

If September 17, 1989 is your birthday you're 31 years, 1 month, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 17 days.
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in September 1989?

  • LIFE: Flight 232 Plane Crash
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Citizens Fight Drugs -- Sep. 11, 1989
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9189
  • RollingStone: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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While My Pretty One Sleeps by Mary Higgins Clark

While My Pretty One Sleeps

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While My Pretty One Sleeps

Clear And Present Danger by Tom Clancy

Clear And Present Danger

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THIS BOOK IS NOT AUTOGRAPHED!!!! The controversial bestseller from Tom Clancy, the all-time master of the techno-thriller. CIA Deputy Director Jack Ryan joins the war on drugs.

The Writing Life by Annie Dillard

The Writing Life

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Annie Dillard has written eleven books, including the memoir of her parents, An American Childhood; the Northwest pioneer epic The Living; and the nonfiction narrative Pilgrim at Tinker Creek.

The Good Times by Russell Baker

The Good Times

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"Choice...superb...even more riveting than the author last, which won a Pulitzer...hilarious as well as heartbreaking...When you put this book down you will feel privileged to have gotten to know, intimately, a

It'S Always Something by Gilda Radner

It'S Always Something

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To honor the twentieth anniversary of beloved comedienne Gilda Radner’s death from ovarian cancer comes a commemo- rative edition of her memoir, It’s Always Something—featuring a newly updated resource guide for

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

David Wolf: Secret Agent

David Wolf: Secret Agent

Platform: DOS

Publisher: Dynamix

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

DJ Boy

DJ Boy

Platform: Arcade, Sega Genesis

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Kaneko, Sammy

Risk: The World Conquest Game

Risk: The World Conquest Game

Platform: DOS

Publisher: Virgin Mastertronic International

Day of the Viper

Day of the Viper

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, DOS

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Accolade

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On September 17, 1989 the day of the week was Sunday.

What zodiac sign is September 17, 1989?

On September 17, 1989 the zodiac sign was Virgo.

Who was the US President on September 17, 1989?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on September 17, 1989?

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

Which famous people are born on September 17, 1989?

On September 17, 1989 several famous people were born including, Danielle Brooks, Paige Houden, Missy Lynn.

Which famous people died on September 17, 1989?

Famous people died on September 17, 1989 include, Jay Stewart.

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

The number one song in the week of September 17, 1989 was Don't Wanna Lose You by Gloria Estefan in US and Ride On Time by Black Box in UK.

What were the top hits on September 17, 1989?

The top hits on September 17, 1989 were Don't Wanna Lose You by Gloria Estefan, Girl I'm Gonna Miss You by Milli Vanilli, Heaven by Warrant in US and Ride On Time by Black Box, Swing The Mood by Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers, Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx in UK.


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