Sunday February 19, 1989

US date format: 2/19/1989, UK date format: 19/2/1989

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 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 Luke Pasqualino and L A Baby orangutan. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Straight Up by Paula Abdul. In UK Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart by Marc Almond featuring Gene Pitney was in the top 5 hits. Je suis le seigneur du château, directed by Régis Wargnier, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while One by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fauji. If you liked videogames you were probably playing F29 Retaliator or Butcher Hill.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Pisces
  • Astrology: Can also be last day of sun sign Aquarius depending on the time of birth and the astrologer's viewpoint.
  • Chaoflux (Discordianism)

Events

  • Legs Diamond closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 64 performances
  • Edgar Bowers wins Bollingen Prize.
  • Broadway's biggest flop (lost US$5.3 million) Legs Diamond closes at Mark Hellinger Theater in New York City after 64 performances.

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Movies

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Je suis le seigneur du château

Je suis le seigneur du château

Directed by: Régis Wargnier

Starring: Jean Rochefort, Dominique Blanc, Régis Arpin, David Behar

The 'Burbs

The 'Burbs

Directed by: Joe Dante

Starring: Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman

Country: United States of America

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Directed by: Stephen Herek

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, Terry Camilleri

Country: United States of America

True Believer

True Believer

Directed by: Joseph Ruben

Starring: James Woods, Robert Downey Jr., Margaret Colin, Yuji Okumoto

The Mighty Quinn

The Mighty Quinn

Directed by: Carl Schenkel

Starring: Denzel Washington, Robert Townsend, James Fox, Mimi Rogers

TV Series

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Fauji

Fauji

Directed by: Col. Kapoor

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan

Country: India

Fun House

Fun House

High Speed Squadron Turboranger

High Speed Squadron Turboranger

Gideon Oliver

Gideon Oliver

Laura and Disorder

Laura and Disorder

Days to next February 19

If February 19, 1989 is your birthday you're 31 years, 7 months, 6 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 25 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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One by Richard Bach

One

By:

I gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth it?

The Last Lion by William Manchester

The Last Lion

By:

Spanning the years 1940 to 1965, The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm begins shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister—when Great Britain stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi

Child Star by Shirley Temple Black

Child Star

By:

Shirley Temple. She was a curly-topped moppet with a saucy grin that lit up the screen and an irrepressible spirit that won America's heart.

Parting The Waters by Taylor Branch

Parting The Waters

By:

In volume one of his America in the King Years, Pulitzer Prize winner Taylor Branch gives a masterly account of the American civil rights movement.Hailed

Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Love In The Time Of Cholera

By:

In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Don Doko Don

Don Doko Don

Platform: Arcade, Famicom, PC Engine

Genre: Action, Platform, Comical action game

Publisher: Taito

F29 Retaliator

F29 Retaliator

Platform: DOS, Amiga, Atari ST, FM Towns, NEC PC-9801

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: Ocean Software

Butcher Hill

Butcher Hill

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: Gremlin Graphics

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)

Boomer's Adventure in ASMIK World

Boomer's Adventure in ASMIK World

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: JP Asmik Ace Entertainment, Inc; NA Asmik Corporation of America


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