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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 22, 1989?
- 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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- 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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- Samuel Beckett: Irish author of prose, fiction and...
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 22, 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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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.