Sunday 24 December 1989, Christmas Eve
It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jordan Shalhoub and Kanan Gill.
In that special week of December people in US were listening to Another Day In Paradise by Phil Collins.
In UK You Got It (The Right Stuff) by New Kids On The Block was in the top 5 hits.
Always, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989
while The Tempting Of America by Robert H. Bork was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Simpsons.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dynamite Duke or Clash at Demonhead.
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- December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
- It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
- In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
- The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
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- Charles Taylor enters Liberia to unseat President Samuel K Doe.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 1989 ?
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
- New Kids On The Block - You Got It (The Right Stuff)
- Kylie & Jason - Especially For You
- Erasure - Crackers International (EP)
- Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville - Don't Know Much
- Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance
- Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers - Let's Party
- Inner City - Good Life
- Jason Donovan - When You Come Back To Me
- Kaoma - Lambada
- Angry Anderson - Suddenly
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Sport Games on 24 December 1989
- Chicago Bears - San Francisco 49ers : 0 - 26
- Denver Broncos - San Diego Chargers : 16 - 19
- Detroit Lions - Atlanta Falcons : 31 - 24
- Green Bay Packers - Dallas Cowboys : 20 - 10
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