Monday August 21, 1989
US date format: 8/21/1989, UK date format: 21/8/1989
It was Monday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 21, 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 Hayden Panettiere and Aleix Vidal.
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.
Erik the Viking, directed by Terry Jones, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989
while It'S Always Something by Gilda Radner was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Open House.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Fire Shark Same! Same! Same! or DuckTales.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 21, 1989?
- Ninoy Aquino Day - special holiday in the Philippines.
- Orthodox - Thaddaeus
- RC saints - Pope Pius X
- Roman festivals - Consualia, in honor of Consus, is held
- Voyager 2 begins a flyby of planet Neptune
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 21, 1989?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Richard Marx - Right Here Waiting
- Paula Abdul - Cold Hearted
- New Kids On The Block - Hangin' Tough
- Gloria Estefan - Don't Wanna Lose You
- Bobby Brown - On Our Own
- Karyn White - Secret Rendezvous
- Great White - Once Bitten Twice Shy
- Don Henley - The End Of The Innocence
- Jody Watley - Friends
- The Jeff Healey Band - Angel Eyes
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Babyface - It's No Crime
- Stephanie Mills - Something In The Way (You Make Me Feel)
- The Isley Brothers - Spend The Night (Ce Soir)
- Teddy Riley Featuring Guy - My Fantasy (From "Do The Right Thing")
- Aretha Franklin/Whitney Houston - It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Never Gonna Be
- Eric Gable - Remember (The First Time)
- Jonathan Butler - Sarah, Sarah
- David Peaston - Two Wrongs (Don't Make It Right)
- Sharon Bryant - Let Go
- E.U. - Taste Of Your Love
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next August 21If August 21, 1989 is your birthday you're 31 years, 1 month old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?