Wednesday May 24, 1989
US date format: 5/24/1989, UK date format: 24/5/1989
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 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 G-Eazy and Argiris Karras.
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 750cc Grand Prix or Conquests of Camelot.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of May 24, 1989?
- Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
- Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
- Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
- Eritrea: National Day.
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- Indiana Jones & Last Crusade premieres
- French war criminal Paul Touvier arrested in monastery in Nice
- Weird Al Yankovic records his UHF soundtrack
- New York Yankees' pitcher Lee Gutterman sets record of pitching 30-2/3 innings before giving up his first run of the season.
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- Herwig Hensen [Flor Mielants]: Flemish dramatist/poet, dies at age 72.
Which were the top hits in that special week of May 24, 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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?