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.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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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Events

  • 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.

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Movies

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Romero

Romero

Directed by: John Duigan

Starring: Raul Julia, Richard Jordan, Ana Alicia, Eddie Velez

The Package

The Package

Directed by: Andrew Davis

Starring: Gene Hackman, Tommy Lee Jones, Joanna Cassidy, John Heard

Little Monsters

Little Monsters

Directed by: Richard Greenberg

Starring: Fred Savage, Howie Mandel, Daniel Stern, Margaret Whitton

Country: United States of America

Millennium

Millennium

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Cheryl Ladd, Daniel J. Travanti, Robert Joy

Heart of Dixie

Heart of Dixie

Directed by: Martin Davidson

Starring: Ally Sheedy, Virginia Madsen, Phoebe Cates, Treat Williams

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TV Series

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Split Ends

Split Ends

Directed by: Dorothy Lyman

Tierparkgeschichten

Tierparkgeschichten

The Money or the Gun

The Money or the Gun

Saved by the Bell

Saved by the Bell

Antikrundan

Antikrundan

Days to next August 19

If August 19, 1989 is your birthday you're 31 years, 1 month, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 20 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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

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.

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

Blessings by Belva Plain

Blessings

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At thirty-six, Jennie Rakowsky’s dreams were coming true. She was about to marry a wonderful man, her career as a lawyer was sky-rocketing, and she had never been more beautiful.

The Temple Of My Familiar by Alice Walker

The Temple Of My Familiar

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First published in 1990, The Temple of My Familiar, Alice Walker’s follow-up novel to her iconic The Color Purple, spent more than four months on the New York Times Bestseller list

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Gates of Zendocon

Gates of Zendocon

Platform: Atari Lynx

Genre: Shoot-'em-up

Publisher: Atari

The Dark Heart of Uukrul

The Dark Heart of Uukrul

Platform: Apple II, MS-DOS

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Brøderbund

Bumpy

Bumpy

Platform: ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC

Genre: Platform game

The Astyanax

The Astyanax

Platform: Arcade, NES

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Jaleco

Darius II

Darius II

Platform: Mega Drive/Genesis, Game Boy, PC Engine (Super CD-ROM²), Master System, Sega Saturn, Wii (Virtual Console)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP NEC (PCECD) EU SEGA (SMS) SA Tec Toy (MD/SMS); JP NEC (PCECD); EU SEGA (SMS); SA Tec Toy (MD/SMS)

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.


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