Tuesday August 29, 1989
US date format: 8/29/1989, UK date format: 29/8/1989
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 29, 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 Aleksandr Bebikh and Karol Castillo.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Cold Hearted by Paula Abdul.
In UK Ride On Time by Black Box was in the top 5 hits.
The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover, directed by Peter Greenaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989
while It'S Always Something by Gilda Radner was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Karate Kid.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ganbare Goemon 2 or Boxxle.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 29, 1989?
- The first day of Thoth - which is the first day of the Egyptian calendar. Thoth is the Ibis-headed god of knowledge.
- Slovakia - Slovak National Uprising Day (1944, against the Nazis)
- Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholic Church commemorate the beheading of John the Baptist with a feast day
- 1997 - Judgment Day, from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day
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- Peter Scott: English explorer, naturalist, and...
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 29, 1989?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
- Paula Abdul - Cold Hearted
- Richard Marx - Right Here Waiting
- New Kids On The Block - Hangin' Tough
- Gloria Estefan - Don't Wanna Lose You
- The Jeff Healey Band - Angel Eyes
- Warrant - Heaven
- Karyn White - Secret Rendezvous
- Surface - Shower Me With Your Love
- Don Henley - The End Of The Innocence
- Jody Watley - Friends
Top #5 songs in the UK
Top #10 R&B songs
- Babyface - It's No Crime
- Teddy Riley Featuring Guy - My Fantasy (From "Do The Right Thing")
- The Isley Brothers - Spend The Night (Ce Soir)
- Eric Gable - Remember (The First Time)
- Sharon Bryant - Let Go
- E.U. - Taste Of Your Love
- Eddie Murphy - Put Your Mouth On Me
- Aretha Franklin/Whitney Houston - It Isn't, It Wasn't, It Ain't Never Gonna Be
- Natalie Cole (Duet With Freddie Jackson) - I Do
- Stephanie Mills - Something In The Way (You Make Me Feel)
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Days to next August 29If August 29, 1989 is your birthday you're 31 years, 27 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 4 days.
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?