Saturday December 23, 1989
US date format: 12/23/1989, UK date format: 23/12/1989
It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 23, 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 Nick Chambers and Liis Koger.
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 Chicago 90 or Curse of the Azure Bonds.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 23, 1989?
- Festivus (from sitcom Seinfeld)
- Oaxaca - Night of the Radishes
- Secular humanism (American) - HumanLight observed
- R.C. Saints - John Cantius ; Thorlac Thorhallsson, patron saint of Iceland
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- Nicolae and Elena Ceauşescu are captured in Târgoviște.
- Romanian leader Nicolae Ceauşescu and his wife Elena are executed by military troops after being found guilty of crimes against humanity.
- Bank of Japan governors announce a major interest rate hike, eventually leading to the peak and fall of the ''bubble economy''.
- Josef Alexander: Composer, dies at 82.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 23, 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
Sport Games on December 23, 1989
- Buffalo Bills - New York Jets : 37 - 0
- Cleveland Browns - Houston Oilers : 24 - 20
- Washington Redskins - Seattle Seahawks : 29 - 0
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Days to next December 23If December 23, 1989 is your birthday you're 30 years, 8 months, 29 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 2 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?