Thursday December 21, 1989
US date format: 12/21/1989, UK date format: 21/12/1989
It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 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 Tamannaah Bhatia and Brent Taddie.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Another Day In Paradise by Phil Collins.
In UK Especially For You by Kylie & Jason was in the top 5 hits.
Born on the Fourth of July, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989
while Among Schoolchildren by Tracy Kidder was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Simpsons.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Batman: The Video Game or Final Fight.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 21, 1989?
- Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
- R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
- Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
- US Vice-President Dan Quayle sends out 30,000 Christmas cards with word "beacon" spelled "beakon".
- Nicolae Ceausescu addresses an assembly of some 110,000 people outside the Romanian Communist Party HQ in Bucharest. The crowd begin to protest against Ceausescu and he orders in the army to attack the protesters.
- After a week of bloody demonstrations, Ion Iliescu takes over as president of Romania, ending the communist dictatorship of Nicolae Ceauşescu, who flees his palace in a helicopter to escape inevitable execution after the palace was invaded by rioters. The Romanian troops, who the day before had followed Ceausescu's orders to attack the demonstrators, change sides and join the uprising.
- Two tourist coaches collide on the Pacific highway north of Kempsey, Australia, killing 35.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 21, 1989?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Phil Collins - Another Day In Paradise
- Linda Ronstadt - Don't Know Much
- Billy Joel - We Didn't Start The Fire
- Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation
- Taylor Dayne - With Every Beat Of My Heart
- Soul II Soul - Back To Life
- Technotronic - Pump Up The Jam
- Cher - Just Like Jesse James
- New Kids On The Block - This One's For The Children
- Bon Jovi - Living In Sin
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Kylie & Jason - Especially For You
- New Kids On The Block - You Got It (The Right Stuff)
- Erasure - Crackers International (EP)
- Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville - Don't Know Much
- Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers - Let's Party
- Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance
- Jason Donovan - When You Come Back To Me
- Inner City - Good Life
- Kaoma - Lambada
- Angry Anderson - Suddenly
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next December 21If December 21, 1989 is your birthday you're 30 years, 10 months, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 21 days.
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?
Frequently Asked Questions
What day of the week was on December 21, 1989?
On December 21, 1989 the day of the week was Thursday.
What zodiac sign is December 21, 1989?
On December 21, 1989 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.
Who was the US President on December 21, 1989?
On December 21, 1989 the US President was George H. W. Bush (Republican).
Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 21, 1989?
On December 21, 1989 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).
Who was the Pope on December 21, 1989?
On December 21, 1989 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.
Which famous people are born on December 21, 1989?
On December 21, 1989 several famous people were born including, Tamannaah Bhatia, Mark Ingram Jr, Brent Taddie.
Which famous people died on December 21, 1989?
Famous people died on December 21, 1989 include, Elena Ceaucescu, Jan Cikker, Nicolae Ceaucescu.
What was the number one song in December 21, 1989?
The number one song in the week of December 21, 1989 was Another Day In Paradise by Phil Collins in US and You Got It (The Right Stuff) by New Kids On The Block in UK.
What were the top hits on December 21, 1989?
The top hits on December 21, 1989 were Another Day In Paradise by Phil Collins, Don't Know Much by Linda Ronstadt, We Didn't Start The Fire by Billy Joel in US and You Got It (The Right Stuff) by New Kids On The Block, Especially For You by Kylie & Jason, Crackers International (EP) by Erasure in UK.