Thursday July 20, 1989

US date format: 7/20/1989, UK date format: 20/7/1989

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 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 Brooke Candy and Alex Evans. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Toy Soldiers by Martika. In UK Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) by Soul II Soul was in the top 5 hits. Kiki's Delivery Service, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, 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 All American Football or Risk: The World Conquest Game.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Jerome Aemiliani
  • St. Rufina
  • St. Flavian
  • St. Justa
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Events

  • Burma government puts Author Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest
  • Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe's show opens at Washington, D.C.'s Project for the Arts after the Smithsonian Institution's Corcoran Gallery cancels it.
  • Burma's ruling junta puts opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest.

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Movies

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Kiki's Delivery Service

Kiki's Delivery Service

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Minami Takayama, Rei Sakuma, Kappei Yamaguchi

Country: United States of America

Turner & Hooch

Turner & Hooch

Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode

Starring: Tom Hanks, Mare Winningham, Craig T. Nelson, Reginald VelJohnson

Night Game

Night Game

Directed by: Peter Masterson

Starring: Roy Scheider, Karen Young, Lane Smith, Richard Bradford

Khoj

Khoj

Directed by: Keshu Ramsay

Starring: Rishi Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Kimi Katkar, Satish Shah

Cruising Bar

Cruising Bar

Directed by: Robert Ménard

Starring: Michel Côté, Louise Marleau, Geneviève Rioux, Véronique Le Flaguais

TV Series

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Split Ends

Split Ends

Directed by: Dorothy Lyman

Tierparkgeschichten

Tierparkgeschichten

13 East

13 East

Rita von Falkenhain

Rita von Falkenhain

The Chef's Apprentice

The Chef's Apprentice

Days to next July 20

If July 20, 1989 is your birthday you're 31 years, 2 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 21 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

The Satanic Verses

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One of the most controversial and acclaimed novels ever written, The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie’s best-known and most galvanizing book.

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

The Joy Luck Club

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Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories.

Love And Marriage by Bill Cosby

Love And Marriage

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The reigning King of Comedy demonstrates warmth, wit, and wisdom as he takes on two subjects close to us all. Cosby shares his thoughts on everything from childhood romances and adolescent

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

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

All American Football

All American Football

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Leland

Dynasty Wars

Dynasty Wars

Platform: Arcade, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Commodore Amiga, Atari ST, PC Engine Super CD-ROM²

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Capcom

3 in Three

3 in Three

Platform: Mac OS

Publisher: Cinemaware Inline Design

Risk: The World Conquest Game

Risk: The World Conquest Game

Platform: DOS

Publisher: Virgin Mastertronic International

Fighter Bomber

Fighter Bomber

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

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: Activision UK

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

What zodiac sign is July 20, 1989?

On July 20, 1989 the zodiac sign was Cancer.

Who was the US President on July 20, 1989?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on July 20, 1989?

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

Which famous people are born on July 20, 1989?

On July 20, 1989 several famous people were born including, Brooke Candy, Witwisit Hirunwongkul, Alex Evans.

Which famous people died on July 20, 1989?

Famous people died on July 20, 1989 include, Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, Mary Treen.

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

The number one song in the week of July 20, 1989 was Toy Soldiers by Martika in US and Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) by Soul II Soul in UK.

What were the top hits on July 20, 1989?

The top hits on July 20, 1989 were Toy Soldiers by Martika, Express Yourself by Madonna, If You Don't Know Me By Now by Simply Red in US and Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) by Soul II Soul, You'll Never Stop Me From Loving You by Sonia, London Nights by London Boys in UK.


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