Friday December 22, 1989

US date format: 12/22/1989, UK date format: 22/12/1989

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 22, 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 Jordin Sparks and Beautyklove . 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 Gates of Zendocon or Deathtrack.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • R.C. Saints - commemoration of Frances Xavier Cabrini
  • Spain: the main draw of Spanish National Lottery, where it is a Christmas tradition.
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Capricorn
  • In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on or very close to this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs around this time.
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Events

  • After 23 years of dictatorial rule, Romania ousts Nicolea Ceausescu
  • Chad adopts its constitution.
  • After a week of bloody demonstrations, Ion Iliescu takes over as president of Romania, ending Nicolae Ceausescu's Communist dictatorship.
  • Berlin's Brandenburg Gate re-opens after nearly 30 years, effectively ending the division of East and West Germany.
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Movies

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Born on the Fourth of July

Born on the Fourth of July

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Starring: Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava, Josh Evans

Country: United States of America

Always

Always

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, Brad Johnson, John Goodman

Country: United States of America

Wild Orchid

Wild Orchid

Directed by: Zalman King

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Jacqueline Bisset, Carré Otis, Assumpta Serna

Country: United States of America

The Banker

The Banker

Directed by: William Webb

Starring: Robert Forster, Shanna Reed, Duncan Regehr, Jeff Conaway

Glory

Glory

Directed by: Edward Zwick

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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The Simpsons

The Simpsons

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Starring: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Country: United States of America

The Sweet Life

The Sweet Life

Directed by: Rob Spera

Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl

Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl

Blackadder Goes Forth

Blackadder Goes Forth

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Oh! Mr. Toad

Oh! Mr. Toad

Days to next December 22

If December 22, 1989 is your birthday you're 30 years, 9 months, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 22 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Among Schoolchildren by Tracy Kidder

Among Schoolchildren

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Tracy Kidder -- the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Soul of a New Machine and the extraordinary national bestseller House -- spent nine months in Mrs.

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

The Polar Express

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This holiday season, remind everyone that the world is full of wonder - all one must do is look for it, and listen...and believe. This lavish, limited edition box set will bring the magic into your home and enchant all …

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

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.

Liar'S Poker by Michael Lewis

Liar'S Poker

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The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Gates of Zendocon

Gates of Zendocon

Platform: Atari Lynx

Genre: Shoot-'em-up

Publisher: Atari

Double Dunk

Double Dunk

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Traditional basketball simulation

Publisher: Atari

Dragon Breed

Dragon Breed

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

Genre: Shoot 'em up#Scrolling shootersScrolling shooter

Deathtrack

Deathtrack

Platform: PC (DOS)

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Activision

Four Trax

Four Trax

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Namco

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 22, 1989?

On December 22, 1989 the day of the week was Friday.

What zodiac sign is December 22, 1989?

On December 22, 1989 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on December 22, 1989?

On December 22, 1989 the US President was George H. W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 22, 1989?

On December 22, 1989 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 22, 1989?

On December 22, 1989 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 22, 1989?

On December 22, 1989 several famous people were born including, Jordin Sparks, Jharal Yow Yeh, Beautyklove .

Which famous people died on December 22, 1989?

Famous people died on December 22, 1989 include, Samuel Beckett.

What was the number one song in December 22, 1989?

The number one song in the week of December 22, 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 22, 1989?

The top hits on December 22, 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.


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