Monday May 22, 1989
US date format: 5/22/1989, UK date format: 22/5/1989
It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 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 Bradley Martyn and Lexy Panterra.
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.
Dead Poets Society, directed by Peter Weir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989
while All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Tierparkgeschichten.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Deep Blue or Bandai Golf: Challenge Pebble Beach.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 22, 1989?
- Saint Humilita
- Saint Rita of Cascia
- Victoria Day in Canada
- World Biodiversity Day.
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- Amid food riots and looting set off by inflation, Argentina declares a nationwide state of siege.
- Boris Yeltsin gains a seat on the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union.
- Tiananmen Square protests of 1989: The 10nbspm (33nbspft) high ''Goddess of Democracy'' statue is unveiled in Tiananmen Square by student demonstrators.
- NATO agrees to talks with the Soviet Union on reducing the number of short-range nuclear weapons in Europe.
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- Steven DeGroote: South African classical pianist (Born...
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 22, 1989?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paula Abdul - Forever Your Girl
- Jody Watley - Real Love
- Michael Damian - Rock On
- Donny Osmond - Soldier Of Love
- Guns N' Roses - Patience
- Bette Midler - Wind Beneath My Wings
- New Kids On The Block - I'll Be Loving You (Forever)
- Bobby Brown - Every Little Step
- Bon Jovi - I'll Be There For You
- Lita Ford - Close My Eyes Forever
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Atlantic Starr - My First Love
- Natalie Cole - Miss You Like Crazy
- De La Soul - Me Myself And I
- Grady Harrell - Sticks And Stones
- Deon Estus With George Michael - Heaven Help Me
- Al B. Sure! - If I'm Not Your Lover
- Slick Rick - Children's Story
- Joyce "Fenderella" Irby - Mr. D.J.
- The O'Jays - Have You Had Your Love Today
- Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam - Little Jackie Wants To Be A Star
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