Wednesday October 18, 1989

US date format: 10/18/1989, UK date format: 18/10/1989

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Joy Lauren and Dudley O'Shaughnessy. 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 Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse or Demon's World/Horror Story.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Also see October 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • French Republican Calendar - Piment (Chili Pepper) Day, twenty-seventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • R.C. Church, Anglican communion, et alii - Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist
  • USA : Alaska: Alaska Day

Events

  • East German state / party leader Erich Honecker, resigns
  • Hungary revises constitution
  • US 62nd manned space mission STS 34 (Atlantis 5) launches into orbit.

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Movies

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Kill Me Again

Kill Me Again

Directed by: John Dahl

Starring: Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Pat Mulligan, Nick Dimitri

Immediate Family

Immediate Family

Directed by: Jonathan Kaplan

Starring: Glenn Close, James Woods, Mary Stuart Masterson, Kevin Dillon

Worth Winning

Worth Winning

Directed by: Will Mackenzie

Starring: Mark Harmon, Madeleine Stowe, Lesley Ann Warren, Maria Holvoe

Shocker

Shocker

Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Michael Murphy, Mitch Pileggi, John Tesh, Heather Langenkamp

Fat Man and Little Boy

Fat Man and Little Boy

Directed by: Roland Joffé

Starring: Paul Newman, Dwight Schultz, Bonnie Bedelia, John Cusack

TV Series

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Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl

Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl

Blackadder Goes Forth

Blackadder Goes Forth

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Alien Nation

Alien Nation

Directed by: Graham Baker

Baywatch

Baywatch

Directed by: Seth Gordon

The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid

Directed by: John Avildsen

Days to next October 18

If October 18, 1989 is your birthday you're 30 years, 11 months, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 17 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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.

Joshua And The Children by Joseph F. Girzone

Joshua And The Children

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The Story Continues... Joseph F. Girzone has woven another magical story, a modern-day parable, in Joshua and the Children, which gracefully continues the teachings and inspirations from his previous bestseller,

Silent Partner by Jonathan Kellerman

Silent Partner

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER At a party for a controversial Los Angeles sex therapist, Alex Delaware encounters a face from his own past—Sharon Ransom, an exquisite, alluring lover who left

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten

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Twenty-five years ago, Robert Fulghum published a simple credo—a credo that became the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System, Microsoft Windows, Virtual Console

Genre: Action, platforming

Publisher: JP / NA Konami; EU Palcom

Boxxle

Boxxle

Platform: Game Boy Game Gear

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Fujisankei Communications International

Al Unser Jr.'s Turbo Racing

Al Unser Jr.'s Turbo Racing

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Data East

Demon's World/Horror Story

Demon's World/Horror Story

Platform: Arcade, PC Engine (as Horror Story)

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Taito Corporation Toaplan (in some regions)

Arch Rivals

Arch Rivals

Platform: Arcade, NES, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Game Gear, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, PC

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Midway Acclaim

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 18, 1989?

On October 18, 1989 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is October 18, 1989?

On October 18, 1989 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 18, 1989?

On October 18, 1989 the US President was George H. W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 18, 1989?

On October 18, 1989 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on October 18, 1989?

On October 18, 1989 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on October 18, 1989?

On October 18, 1989 several famous people were born including, Joy Lauren, Dudley O'Shaughnessy, Laci Green.

What was the number one song in October 18, 1989?

The number one song in the week of October 18, 1989 was Miss You Much by Janet Jackson in US and Ride On Time by Black Box in UK.

What were the top hits on October 18, 1989?

The top hits on October 18, 1989 were Miss You Much by Janet Jackson, Love Song by The Cure, Sowing The Seeds Of Love by Tears For Fears in US and Ride On Time by Black Box, That's What I Like by Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers, Pump Up The Jam by Technotronic featuring Felly in UK.


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