Friday April 28, 1989
US date format: 4/28/1989, UK date format: 28/4/1989
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on April 28, 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 Emil Salomonsson and Kim Sung-kyu.
In that special week of April people in US were listening to Like A Prayer by Madonna.
In UK Hand On Your Heart by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits.
The Unbelievable Truth, directed by Hal Hartley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989
while The Blooding by Joseph Wambaugh was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Fast Forward.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Famicom Jump: Hero Retsuden or Dr. Plummet's House of Flux.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of April 28, 1989?
- Arbor Day - legal state holiday in Nebraska, USA.
- National Heroes Day - public holiday in Barbados in honor of men and women who played a significant role in the island nation's history, such as Sir Garfield Sobers.
- Peter Chanel
- Louis Marie Grignon of Montfort
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- Iran protests sale of Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
- Argentina, hit by rocketing inflation, runs out of money.
- Pope John Paul II begins a nine-day trip to Madagascar, Zambia, Malawi, and Réunion.
- Andrés Rodríguez, who had seized power and declared himself President of Paraguay during a military coup in February, wins a landslide election in a general election marked by charges of fraud.
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- Olaff J de Landell [JB van Sparwoude]: Dutch writer, dies at age 77.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 28, 1989?
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