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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of December 24, 1989?
- 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.
- Charles Taylor enters Liberia to unseat President Samuel K Doe.
Which were the top hits in that special week of December 24, 1989?
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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
- Kylie & Jason - Especially For You
- New Kids On The Block - You Got It (The Right Stuff)
- Erasure - Crackers International (EP)
- Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville - Don't Know Much
- Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers - Let's Party
- Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance
- Jason Donovan - When You Come Back To Me
- Inner City - Good Life
- Kaoma - Lambada
- Angry Anderson - Suddenly
Sport Games on December 24, 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
- Kansas City Chiefs - Miami Dolphins : 27 - 24
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?