Tuesday May 23, 1989
US date format: 5/23/1989, UK date format: 23/5/1989
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 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 Oli Brown and Tosh Zhang.
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 Garfield: Winter's Tail or Hard Drivin'.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 23, 1989?
- World Turtle Day
- Saint Desiderius
- Saint Guibert of Gemblours
- Saint Montana
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- Cleveland loses and drop to 21-22, this is the latest a sub .500 team is in 1st place (AL East)
- Lincoln Square in the Bronx, New York is named.
- Angela Visser, 22, of Holland, crowned 38th Miss Universe.
- Third American Comedy Award: Paula Poundstone wins.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 23, 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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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next May 23If May 23, 1989 is your birthday you're 31 years, 4 months old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 8 months.
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?