Friday August 18, 1989
US date format: 8/18/1989, UK date format: 18/8/1989
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 18, 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 Nikki Bacolod .
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx.
In UK Swing The Mood by Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers was in the top 5 hits.
Romero, directed by John Duigan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989
while It'S Always Something by Gilda Radner was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Split Ends.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Budokan: The Martial Spirit or Arbalester.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 18, 1989?
- RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
- Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
- Leading presidential hopeful Luis Carlos Galan is assassinated near Bogota in Colombia.
- Arturo Barrios of Mexico sets the 10 km record (27:08.23) in Berlin, Germany.
- Bucky Dent replaces Dallas Green as New York Yankees' manager.
- Polish president Wojciech Jaruzelski nominates Solidarity activist Tadeusz Mazowiecki to be Prime Minister, the first non-communist in power in 42 years.
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- Nikki Bacolod: Filipino singer and actress.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 18, 1989?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Stephanie Mills - Something In The Way (You Make Me Feel)
- Babyface - It's No Crime
- David Peaston - Two Wrongs (Don't Make It Right)
- Prince - Batdance (From "Batman")
- Vesta - Congratulations
- The Isley Brothers - Spend The Night (Ce Soir)
- Aretha Franklin/Whitney Houston - It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Never Gonna Be
- Teddy Riley Featuring Guy - My Fantasy (From "Do The Right Thing")
- Eric Gable - Remember (The First Time)
- Jonathan Butler - Sarah, Sarah
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