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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 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.

But much more happened on August 1989: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1989?


Events

  • 02 Aug 1989 NASA confirms Voyager 2's discovery of three more moons of Neptune designated temporarily 1989 N2, 1989 N3 and 1989 N24.
  • 03 Aug 1989 Lawrence Delisle drives his 4 kids into river
  • 05 Aug 1989 General elections are held in Nicaragua with the Sandinista Front winning a majority.
  • 06 Aug 1989 Oh! Calcutta! closes at Edison Theater NYC after 5959 performances
  • 07 Aug 1989 U.S. Congressman Mickey Leland (Democrat-Texas) and 15 others die in a plane crash in Ethiopia.
  • 08 Aug 1989 US space shuttle STS-28 launched
  • 11 Aug 1989 Nightmare on Elm Street 5: Dream Child premieres
  • 13 Aug 1989 2 hot-air balloon crash at Alice Springs Australia, 13 killed
  • 14 Aug 1989 President Pieter W Botha of South Africa, resigns
  • 15 Aug 1989 Cancer sufferer / SF Giant pitcher Dave Dravecky breaks arm on mound
  • 16 Aug 1989 Roger Kingdom of USA sets the 110m hurdle record (12.92) in Zurich, Switzerland.
  • 17 Aug 1989 Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken moves into 3rd place (1,208th cons game)
  • 18 Aug 1989 Leading presidential hopeful Luis Carlos Galan is assassinated near Bogota in Colombia.
  • 19 Aug 1989 Tadeusz Mazowiecki, elected 1st non-communist President of Poland
  • 20 Aug 1989 Aak crashes into pleasure boat The Margin on the Thames, 51 killed
  • 21 Aug 1989 Voyager 2 begins a flyby of planet Neptune
  • 22 Aug 1989 Nolan Ryan strikes out Rickey Henderson to become the first Major League Baseball pitcher to record 5,000 strikeouts.
  • 23 Aug 1989 LA Dodgers beat Montreal Expos, 1-0, in 22 innings (Rick Dempsey HR)
  • 24 Aug 1989 British brewery Bass buys Holiday Inn hotel chain
  • 25 Aug 1989 After 12-year, 4-billion-mile journey, Voyager 2 flies over cloudtops of Neptune and its moon Triton, sending back photographs of swamps
  • 26 Aug 1989 Trumbull Conn, is 1st US team since 1983 to win Little League WS
  • 27 Aug 1989 100 march through Bensonhurst protesting racial killings
  • 28 Aug 1989 1st regular-season matchup of defending Cy Young Award winners
  • 30 Aug 1989 Roman Polanski marries actress Emmanuelle Seigner
  • 31 Aug 1989 Aeromexico DC-9 collides over LA, 82 die (15 on the ground)

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption

Directed by: Frank Darabont

Starring: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Country: United States of America

Fight Club

Fight Club

Directed by: David Fincher

Starring: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf, Zach Grenier

Country: United States of America

American Beauty

American Beauty

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley

Country: United States of America

Amadeus

Amadeus

Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

Country: United States of America

Downfall

Downfall

Directed by: Oliver Hirschbiegel

Starring: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in August 1989?
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Running The Amazon by Joe Kane

Running The Amazon

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The voyage began in the lunar terrain of the Peruvian Andes, where coca leaf is the only remedy against altitude sickness.

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

From Beirut To Jerusalem by Thomas L. Friedman

From Beirut To Jerusalem

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"If you're only going to read one book on the Middle East, this is it."---Seymour M. HershOne of the most thought-provoking books ever written about the Middle East, From Beirut to

The Temple Of My Familiar by Alice Walker

The Temple Of My Familiar

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First published in 1990, The Temple of My Familiar, Alice Walker’s follow-up novel to her iconic The Color Purple, spent more than four months on the New York Times Bestseller list

The Russia House by John le Carré

The Russia House

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John le Carré has earned worldwide acclaim with extraordinary spy novels, including The Russia House, an unequivocal classic. Navigating readers through the shadow worlds of international espionage with critical knowledge culled