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!.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of February 23, 1989?
- 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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- 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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Which were the top hits in that special week of February 23, 1989?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paula Abdul - Straight Up
- Debbie Gibson - Lost In Your Eyes
- Tone Loc - Wild Thing
- Sheena Easton - The Lover In Me
- Bon Jovi - Born To Be My Baby
- Rick Astley - She Wants To Dance With Me
- New Kids On The Block - You Got It (The Right Stuff) (Remix)
- Edie Brickell - What I Am
- Mike + The Mechanics - The Living Years
- Information Society - Walking Away
Top #5 songs in the UK
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next February 23If 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.
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?
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.