Saturday August 19, 1989
US date format: 8/19/1989, UK date format: 19/8/1989
It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 19, 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 Lil Romeo and Sara Nuru.
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 The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Split Ends.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bumpy or The Astyanax.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 19, 1989?
- Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
- RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
- Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
- National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
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- Tadeusz Mazowiecki, elected 1st non-communist President of Poland
- Raid on offshore pirate station, Radio Caroline in North Sea by British and Dutch governments.
- Several hundred East Germans cross the frontier between Hungary and Austria during the Pan-European Picnic, part of the events which began the process of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 19, 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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Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on August 19, 1989?
On August 19, 1989 the day of the week was Saturday.
What zodiac sign is August 19, 1989?
On August 19, 1989 the zodiac sign was Leo.
Who was the US President on August 19, 1989?
On August 19, 1989 the US President was George H. W. Bush (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 19, 1989?
On August 19, 1989 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on August 19, 1989?
On August 19, 1989 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on August 19, 1989?
On August 19, 1989 several famous people were born including, Lil Romeo, Sara Nuru, John Connolly.
What was the number one song in August 19, 1989?
The number one song in the week of August 19, 1989 was Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx in US and Swing The Mood by Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers in UK.
What were the top hits on August 19, 1989?
The top hits on August 19, 1989 were Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx, On Our Own by Bobby Brown, Cold Hearted by Paula Abdul in US and Swing The Mood by Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers, Wouldn't Change A Thing by Kylie Minogue, French Kiss by Lil' Louis in UK.