Sunday February 26, 1989
US date format: 2/26/1989, UK date format: 26/2/1989
It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 26, 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 Gabriel Obertan and Alba Rico.
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.
Scandal, directed by Michael Caton-Jones, 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 Fauji.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Kenny Dalglish Soccer Manager or Cosmic Wars.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of February 26, 1989?
- Blessed Edigna
- Saint Mechtild (d. 1154)
- Blessed Leo of Furnes (d. 1163)
- Saint Victor
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- Lowest barometric pressure in the Netherlands (95.5 hPa)
- New York Yankees announce that Tom Seaver is their new TV sportscaster.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 26, 1989?
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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
Top #5 songs in the UK
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?