Thursday February 23, 1989

US date format: 2/23/1989, UK date format: 23/2/1989

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 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 Laurence Beveridge and Amara Baby. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Straight Up by Paula Abdul. In UK Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart by Marc Almond featuring Gene Pitney was in the top 5 hits. Scandal, directed by Michael Caton-Jones, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while Spy Hook by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fauji. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Eye of Horus or Fire Shark Same! Same! Same!.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Milburga
  • Roman Empire - Terminalia held in honor of Terminus.
  • Russia - Defender of the Fatherland Day (formerly Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy).
  • Blessed odilia of Mombeek
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Events

  • After protracted testimony, the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee rejects, 11-9, President Bush's nomination of John Tower for Secretary of Defense.
  • February 23–27 ndash U.S. President Bush visits Japan, China, and South Korea, attending the funeral of Hirohito and then meeting with China's Deng Xiaoping and South Korea's Roh Tae-woo.
  • The funeral of Hirohito is attended by representatives of 160 nations.
  • Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini places a US $3-million bounty on the head of ''The Satanic Verses'' author Salman Rushdie.
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Movies

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Scandal

Scandal

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

Starring: John Hurt, Joanne Whalley, Bridget Fonda, Ian McKellen

Skin Deep

Skin Deep

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: John Ritter, Vincent Gardenia, Alyson Reed, Joel Brooks

Out Cold

Out Cold

Directed by: Malcolm Mowbray

Starring: John Lithgow, Teri Garr, Laura Alcalde, Madison Arnold

Je suis le seigneur du château

Je suis le seigneur du château

Directed by: Régis Wargnier

Starring: Jean Rochefort, Dominique Blanc, Régis Arpin, David Behar

The 'Burbs

The 'Burbs

Directed by: Joe Dante

Starring: Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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Fauji

Fauji

Directed by: Col. Kapoor

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan

Country: India

Forever Green

Forever Green

Clarke & Dawe

Clarke & Dawe

Miguel Servet (La sangre y la ceniza)

Miguel Servet (La sangre y la ceniza)

Hard Time on Planet Earth

Hard Time on Planet Earth

Days to next February 23

If February 23, 1989 is your birthday you're 31 years, 7 months, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 26 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Spy Hook by Len Deighton

Spy Hook

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The long-awaited reissue of the first part of the classic spy trilogy, HOOK, LINE and SINKER, when the Berlin Wall divided not just a city but a world.Working

The Cardinal Of The Kremlin by Tom Clancy

The Cardinal Of The Kremlin

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Two men possess vital data on Russia’s Star Wars missile defense system. One of them is CARDINAL—America's highest agent in the Kremlin—and he's about to be terminated by the KGB.

Star by Danielle Steel

Star

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Young, innocent and strikingly beautiful Crystal Wyatt was an outcast, envied and resented by all but her devoted father, with whom she shared a deep love for their remote California ranch.

The Last Lion by William Manchester

The Last Lion

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Spanning the years 1940 to 1965, The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm begins shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister—when Great Britain stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi

Don'T Bend Over In The Garden, Granny, You Know Them Taters Got Eyes by Lewis Grizzard

Don'T Bend Over In The Garden, Granny, You Know Them Taters Got Eyes

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This time Lewis Grizzard has gone and done it--written a book about sex, as seen through his bespectacled, ironic squint. He tells us why Junior Leaguers don't do it in groups,

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

H.A.T.E.: Hostile All-Terrain Encounter

H.A.T.E.: Hostile All-Terrain Encounter

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

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Gremlin Graphics

Eye of Horus

Eye of Horus

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, PC (MS-DOS), Commodore 64

Publisher: Logotron

Prince of Persia

Prince of Persia

Platform: Amiga, Android, Apple II, Atari ST, Dreamcast, FM Towns, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, GameCube, iOS, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable,

Genre: Cinematic platformer Action-adventure

Publisher: Brøderbund The Learning Company Mattel Interactive Ubisoft Gameloft

Fire Shark Same! Same! Same!

Fire Shark Same! Same! Same!

Platform: Arcade, Mega Drive

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: JP/EU Toaplan; NA Romstar; NA Dreamworks; KR Dooyong

F-1 Pilot

F-1 Pilot

Platform: PC Engine

Genre: Arcade racing

Publisher: Pack-In-Video

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on February 23, 1989?

On February 23, 1989 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is February 23, 1989?

On February 23, 1989 the zodiac sign was Pisces.

Who was the US President on February 23, 1989?

On February 23, 1989 the US President was George H. W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on February 23, 1989?

On February 23, 1989 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on February 23, 1989?

On February 23, 1989 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on February 23, 1989?

On February 23, 1989 several famous people were born including, Laurence Beveridge, Amara Baby, Evan Bates.

What was the number one song in February 23, 1989?

The number one song in the week of February 23, 1989 was Straight Up by Paula Abdul in US and Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart by Marc Almond featuring Gene Pitney in UK.

What were the top hits on February 23, 1989?

The top hits on February 23, 1989 were Straight Up by Paula Abdul, Lost In Your Eyes by Debbie Gibson, Wild Thing by Tone Loc in US and Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart by Marc Almond featuring Gene Pitney, Belfast Child by Simple Minds, The Living Years by Mike & The Mechanics in UK.


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