Thursday December 28, 1989

US date format: 12/28/1989, UK date format: 28/12/1989

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 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 Mackenzie Rosman and George Blagden. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Another Day In Paradise by Phil Collins. Born on the Fourth of July, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while Chili Dawgs Always Bark At Night by Lewis Grizzard was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Mr. Bean. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Castle Zhagwhar or Dynamite Duke.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • The third day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • Calendar of Saints - Feast of the Holy Innocents, a.k.a. Childermas, commemorating the Massacre of the Innocents on order of king Herod the Great. In Spain and Latin American countries the festival is celebrated in a manner similar to April Fool's Day.

Events

  • Alexander Dubcek elected parliament Chairman of Czech
  • Earthquake at Newcastle Australia, 11 die
  • Václav Havel is elected president of Czechoslovakia.
  • Riots break out after Hong Kong decides to forcibly repatriate Vietnamese refugees.
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Movies

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Born on the Fourth of July

Born on the Fourth of July

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Starring: Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava, Josh Evans

Country: United States of America

Always

Always

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, Brad Johnson, John Goodman

Country: United States of America

Wild Orchid

Wild Orchid

Directed by: Zalman King

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Jacqueline Bisset, Carré Otis, Assumpta Serna

Country: United States of America

The Banker

The Banker

Directed by: William Webb

Starring: Robert Forster, Shanna Reed, Duncan Regehr, Jeff Conaway

Glory

Glory

Directed by: Edward Zwick

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Mr. Bean

Mr. Bean

Starring: Rowan Atkinson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Simpsons

The Simpsons

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Starring: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Country: United States of America

The Sweet Life

The Sweet Life

Directed by: Rob Spera

Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl

Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl

One Foot in the Grave

One Foot in the Grave

Days to next December 28

If December 28, 1989 is your birthday you're 30 years, 9 months, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 28 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Chili Dawgs Always Bark At Night by Lewis Grizzard

Chili Dawgs Always Bark At Night

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"A first-rate irascible American humorist...This man Grizzard deserves high honors in the field of fun."ATLANTA JOURNAL & CONSTITUTIONIn his twelfth collection of outrageous writings, he's kinder.

Roseanne by Roseanne Barr

Roseanne

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An autobiography which tells the story of a fat, Jewish girl brought up in Salt Lake City. She relates stories of her childhood and the year she spent in an asylum,

Foucault'S Pendulum by Umberto Eco

Foucault'S Pendulum

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Bored with their work, three Milanese editors cook up "the Plan," a hoax that connects the medieval Knights Templar with other occult groups from ancient to modern times.

A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking

A Brief History Of Time

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Stephen Hawking has earned a reputation as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein. In this landmark volume, Professor Hawking shares his blazing intellect with nonscientists everywhere, guiding us expertly to

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

The Polar Express

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This holiday season, remind everyone that the world is full of wonder - all one must do is look for it, and listen...and believe. This lavish, limited edition box set will bring the magic into your home and enchant all …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Castle Zhagwhar

Castle Zhagwhar

Platform: TRS-80

Genre: Platform

Publisher: The Rainbow

The Colonel's Bequest

The Colonel's Bequest

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Sierra On-Line

Dynamite Duke

Dynamite Duke

Platform: Arcade, Mega Drive/Genesis, Master System, X68000

Genre: Cabal shooter

Publisher: Seibu Kaihatsu (arcade) Sega (SMS, Genesis)

All Dogs Go To Heaven

All Dogs Go To Heaven

Platform: Amiga, DOS

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Merit Software

Axel's Magic Hammer

Axel's Magic Hammer

Platform: Commodore Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Gremlin Graphics

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 28, 1989?

On December 28, 1989 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is December 28, 1989?

On December 28, 1989 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on December 28, 1989?

On December 28, 1989 the US President was George H. W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 28, 1989?

On December 28, 1989 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 28, 1989?

On December 28, 1989 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on December 28, 1989?

On December 28, 1989 several famous people were born including, Mackenzie Rosman, George Blagden, Salvador Sobral.

Which famous people died on December 28, 1989?

Famous people died on December 28, 1989 include, Robert Wickler, Hermann Oberth.


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