Sunday December 24, 1989, Christmas Eve

US date format: 12/24/1989, UK date format: 24/12/1989

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 24, 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 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 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 Colorful Dragon or Cyber Police ESWAT.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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.

Events

  • Charles Taylor enters Liberia to unseat President Samuel K Doe.

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Movies

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Born on the Fourth of July

Born on the Fourth of July

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Starring: Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava, Josh Evans

Country: United States of America

Always

Always

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, Brad Johnson, John Goodman

Country: United States of America

Wild Orchid

Wild Orchid

Directed by: Zalman King

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Jacqueline Bisset, Carré Otis, Assumpta Serna

Country: United States of America

The Banker

The Banker

Directed by: William Webb

Starring: Robert Forster, Shanna Reed, Duncan Regehr, Jeff Conaway

Glory

Glory

Directed by: Edward Zwick

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman

Country: United States of America

Sport Games on December 24, 1989

Sport Games on December 24, 1989


NFL

American Football
  • 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
  • Kansas City Chiefs - Miami Dolphins : 27 - 24
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TV Series

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The Simpsons

The Simpsons

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Starring: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Country: United States of America

The Sweet Life

The Sweet Life

Directed by: Rob Spera

Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl

Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl

Oh! Mr. Toad

Oh! Mr. Toad

We zijn weer thuis

We zijn weer thuis

Days to next December 24

If December 24, 1989 is your birthday you're 30 years, 8 months, 28 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 3 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Among Schoolchildren by Tracy Kidder

Among Schoolchildren

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Tracy Kidder -- the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Soul of a New Machine and the extraordinary national bestseller House -- spent nine months in Mrs.

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

The Polar Express

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This holiday season, remind everyone that the world is full of wonder - all one must do is look for it, and listen...and believe. This lavish, limited edition box set will bring the magic into your home and enchant all …

A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking

A Brief History Of Time

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Stephen Hawking has earned a reputation as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein. In this landmark volume, Professor Hawking shares his blazing intellect with nonscientists everywhere, guiding us expertly to

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten

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Twenty-five years ago, Robert Fulghum published a simple credo—a credo that became the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.

Liar'S Poker by Michael Lewis

Liar'S Poker

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The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Batman: The Video Game

Batman: The Video Game

Platform: NES, Game Boy, Sega Genesis

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Sunsoft

Colorful Dragon

Colorful Dragon

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Action game, maze game

Publisher: AS Sachen; NA Bunch Games

Cyber Police ESWAT

Cyber Police ESWAT

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

Genre: scrolling shooter

Publisher: Sega

Fighter Bomber

Fighter Bomber

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

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: Activision UK

SaGa

SaGa

Platform: Game Boy, WonderSwan Color, mobile phones, Nintendo DS, Super Nintendo, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Vita, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Square Enix (formerly Square)


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