Thursday April 20, 1989

US date format: 4/20/1989, UK date format: 20/4/1989

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 20, 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 Carlos Valdes (actor) and Carlos Valdes. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Like A Prayer by Madonna. In UK Eternal Flame by The Bangles was in the top 5 hits. Miss Firecracker, directed by Thomas Schlamme, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while Blind Faith by Joe McGinniss was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fast Forward. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Double Dunk or Avalon: The Legend Lives.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • USA- National High Five Day
  • Blessed Oda (d. 1158)
  • Saint Victor (d.303)
  • Saint Marcellinus
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Events

  • NATO debates modernising short range missiles although the U.S. and U.K. are in favour, West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl obtains a concession deferring a decision.
  • Students from Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, and Nanjing begin protesting in Tiananmen Square.
  • Zaid al-Rifai resigns as Prime Minister of Jordan in the wake of riots over government imposed price hikes that began on April 18.
  • Noboru Takeshita resigns as Prime Minister of Japan in the wake of a stock-trading scandal.
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Movies

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Miss Firecracker

Miss Firecracker

Directed by: Thomas Schlamme

Starring: Holly Hunter, Mary Steenburgen, Tim Robbins, Alfre Woodard

K-9

K-9

Directed by: Rod Daniel

Starring: Jim Belushi, Mel Harris, Kevin Tighe, Ed O'Neill

Collision Course

Collision Course

Directed by: Lewis Teague

Starring: Pat Morita, Jay Leno, Chris Sarandon, Tom Noonan

Brenda Starr

Brenda Starr

Directed by: Robert Ellis Miller

Starring: Brooke Shields, Timothy Dalton, Tony Peck, Diana Scarwid

Fast Food

Fast Food

Directed by: Michael A. Simpson

Starring: Clark Brandon, Randal Patrick, Tracy Griffith, Michael J. Pollard

TV Series

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Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Round the Twist

Round the Twist

Rivalen der Rennbahn

Rivalen der Rennbahn

Rory Bremner

Rory Bremner

Directed by: Kevin Bishop

Straight to the Heart

Straight to the Heart

Directed by: Stephane Gehami

Days to next April 20

If April 20, 1989 is your birthday you're 31 years, 5 months, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 21 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Morning Glory by LaVyrle Spencer

Morning Glory

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From the author of "Vows" and "The Gamble", comes the story of Ella Dinsmore and Will Parker. Ella, widowed at 26 and with two small children, advertises for a husband, through

A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking

A Brief History Of Time

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Stephen Hawking has earned a reputation as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein. In this landmark volume, Professor Hawking shares his blazing intellect with nonscientists everywhere, guiding us expertly to

Cat'S Eye by Margaret Atwood

Cat'S Eye

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Cat’s Eye is the story of Elaine Risley, a controversial painter who returns to Toronto, the city of her youth, for a retrospective of her art.

The Sands Of Time by Sidney Sheldon

The Sands Of Time

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Spain. A land of eternal passion and unceasing bloodshed. From the vengeance of a pitiless tyrant, four women flee the sacred, once-safe walls of a convent: LUCIA, the proud survivor harboring a murderous secret from the savage clan wars of …

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?

Double Dunk

Double Dunk

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Traditional basketball simulation

Publisher: Atari

Avalon: The Legend Lives

Avalon: The Legend Lives

Platform: Platform independent

Genre: Fantasy MUD

Crack Down

Crack Down

Platform: Arcade, Mega Drive/Genesis, Atari ST, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Sega U.S. Gold (home computer versions)

Final Fight

Final Fight

Platform: Arcade, Capcom Power System Changer, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, PlayStation 2, Mega-CD, ZX Spectrum, Super NES, X68000, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation Portable, iOS

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Capcom

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Platform: Commodore 64 Amiga DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Capstone

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on April 20, 1989?

On April 20, 1989 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is April 20, 1989?

On April 20, 1989 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on April 20, 1989?

On April 20, 1989 the US President was George H. W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on April 20, 1989?

On April 20, 1989 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on April 20, 1989?

On April 20, 1989 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on April 20, 1989?

On April 20, 1989 several famous people were born including, Carlos Valdes (actor), Conor Murray, Carlos Valdes.

Which famous people died on April 20, 1989?

Famous people died on April 20, 1989 include, Doru Davidovici.

What was the number one song in April 20, 1989?

The number one song in the week of April 20, 1989 was Like A Prayer by Madonna in US and Eternal Flame by The Bangles in UK.

What were the top hits on April 20, 1989?

The top hits on April 20, 1989 were Like A Prayer by Madonna, She Drives Me Crazy by Fine Young Cannibals, The Look by Roxette in US and Eternal Flame by The Bangles, Like A Prayer by Madonna, If You Don't Know Me By Now by Simply Red in UK.


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