Saturday May 20, 1989

US date format: 5/20/1989, UK date format: 20/5/1989

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Paul Parker and Tonia Couch. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Forever Your Girl by Paula Abdul. In UK Hand On Your Heart by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while Cat'S Eye by Margaret Atwood was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fast Forward. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Codename: ICEMAN or Dirt Fox.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Austregisilus
  • Saint Lucifer
  • Saint Theodore of Pavia
  • Saint Bernardine of Siena
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Events

  • China declares martial law in Beijing
  • Toonces The Cat takes the wheel on Saturday Night Live
  • 115th Preakness: Pat Valenzuela aboard Sunday Silence wins in 1:53.8.
  • The Chinese authorities declare martial law in the face of pro-democracy demonstrations, setting the scene for the Tiananmen Square massacre.

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Movies

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott

Country: United States of America

Pink Cadillac

Pink Cadillac

Directed by: Buddy Van Horn

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Bernadette Peters, Timothy Carhart, Tiffany Gail Robinson

Do the Right Thing

Do the Right Thing

Directed by: Spike Lee

Starring: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson

Country: United States of America

Mystery Train

Mystery Train

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Masatoshi Nagase, Yûki Kudô, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Cinqué Lee

Country: United States of America

Sweetie

Sweetie

Directed by: Jane Campion

Starring: Geneviève Lemon, Karen Colston, Tom Lycos, Jon Darling

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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 May 20

If May 20, 1989 is your birthday you're 31 years, 4 months, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 23 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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We Are Still Married by Garrison Keillor

We Are Still Married

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“Garrison Keillor made it possible, after twenty years of black humor…to be both funny and nice, hip and winsome, scathing and loving, all in the flick of a single many-barbed quip——The Washington

Goldwyn by A. Scott Berg

Goldwyn

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Samuel Goldwyn was the premier dream-maker of his era, and in this lavishly-praised biography, the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of Lindbergh and Max Perkins: Editor of Genius offers a

While My Pretty One Sleeps by Mary Higgins Clark

While My Pretty One Sleeps

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While My Pretty One Sleeps

Stranger In Savannah by Eugenia Price

Stranger In Savannah

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The New York Times Bestseller: In the triumphant conclusion of the Savannah Quartet, the hearts of three families and the soul of a nation are torn by the passions of the

The Diamond Throne by David Eddings

The Diamond Throne

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Sparhawk, Pandion Knight, and Queen's Champion have returned to Elenia after ten years of exile, only to find young Queen Ehlanda trapped in a block of ensorcelled crystal.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Aleste 2

Aleste 2

Platform: MSX2, Windows

Genre: Vertical scrolling shooter

Publisher: Compile

Blood Money

Blood Money

Platform: Amiga Atari ST Commodore 64 PC (MS-DOS)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Psygnosis

Codename: ICEMAN

Codename: ICEMAN

Platform: MS-DOS, Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Adventure game, partially Submarine simulator

Publisher: Sierra

Dirt Fox

Dirt Fox

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Namco

Cyber Police ESWAT

Cyber Police ESWAT

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

Genre: scrolling shooter

Publisher: Sega

Frequently Asked Questions

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

On May 20, 1989 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is May 20, 1989?

On May 20, 1989 the zodiac sign was Taurus.

Who was the US President on May 20, 1989?

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

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

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

Who was the Pope on May 20, 1989?

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

Which famous people are born on May 20, 1989?

On May 20, 1989 several famous people were born including, Paul Parker, Tonia Couch.

Which famous people died on May 20, 1989?

Famous people died on May 20, 1989 include, Gilda Radner, Anton Diffring, John R Hicks.

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

The number one song in the week of May 20, 1989 was Forever Your Girl by Paula Abdul in US and Hand On Your Heart by Kylie Minogue in UK.

What were the top hits on May 20, 1989?

The top hits on May 20, 1989 were Forever Your Girl by Paula Abdul, Real Love by Jody Watley, I'll Be There For You by Bon Jovi in US and Hand On Your Heart by Kylie Minogue, Ferry Cross The Mersey by Christians, Holly Johnson, Paul McCartney, Gerry Marsden & Stock Aitken Waterman, Miss You Like Crazy by Natalie Cole in UK.


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