Saturday 25 March 1989
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Alyson Michalka and Matthew Beard.
In that special week of March people in US were listening to The Living Years by Mike + The Mechanics.
In UK Too Many Broken Hearts by Jason Donovan was in the top 5 hits.
Castle in the Sky, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989
while Gracie by George Burns was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Red Dwarf.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing B.A.T. or Castle of the Winds.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Maryland Day.
- Saint Pelagius
- International Waffle Day in Sweden.
- Freedom Day in Belarus
- Greek Independence Day.
- As the day falls close to the vernal equinox, similar to the way Christmas falls near the winter solstice, both days are regarded as one of the Quarter Days to Christians in the British Isles. (see below)
- Traditional date of the start of the new year in England and Wales, until the Calendar Act of 1752 (called Lady Day - see below).
- Traditional date of the death (circa 33), of Jesus, central figure in Christianity (b. circa 1 BC in traditional dating)
- In Christianity, March 25 is typically celebrated as the day of the Annunciation so long as it does not coincide with a Sunday or during Holy Week. (see below)
- The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Lady Day) - this date is nine months before Christmas Day, and is based on the traditional date in Catholicism of a 1 BC - Annunciation of the Virgin Mary and conception of Jesus.
- One of the four Irish Quarter days in the Irish calendar.
- Saint Dysmas, the 'Good Murderer'
- Saint Harold
- Saint Humbert
- The date of the passing of Sauron in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Many fans celebrate this day by throwing parties.
- Saint Izaak
Which were the top hits in that special week of March 1989 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Mike + The Mechanics - The Living Years
- Bangles - Eternal Flame
- Milli Vanilli - Girl You Know It's True
- Roxette - The Look
- Rod Stewart - My Heart Can't Tell You No
- Debbie Gibson - Lost In Your Eyes
- Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy
- Was (Not Was) - Walk The Dinosaur
- Bobby Brown - Roni
- Chicago - You're Not Alone
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