Friday 24 February 1989
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Trace Cyrus and Kosta Koufos.
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.
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, directed by Stephen Herek, 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 Just Say Julie.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle/Roger Rabbit/Mickey Mouse or Cyber Cross.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Independence Day in Estonia (1918; the Soviet period is considered illegal annexation).
- Flag Day in MTxico.
- St. Sergius
- Dragobete in Romania.
- St. Matthias
- St. Modest
- St. Edelbert
- Blessed Ameel of Ter Duinen
- Regifugium, in the Roman calendar.
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- US Boeing 747 loses parts of roof over Pacific, 9 die
- 150-million-year-old fossil egg (oldest dinosaur embryo) found.
- Harold E Ballard sells Canadian Football League team Hamilton Tiger-Cats to David Braley.
- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
- United Airlines Flight 811, a Boeing 747 bound to New Zealand from Honolulu, Hawaii, rips open during flight, sucking nine passengers and crew out of the first class section.
- Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini offers a USD $3 million bounty for the death of The Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1989 ?
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
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