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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 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 December 1989: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1989?


Events

  • 01 Dec 1989 Mark Langston signs record US$3.2 million per year California Angels contract.
  • 02 Dec 1989 KHJ-TV in Los Angeles CA changes call letters to KCAL-TV
  • 03 Dec 1989 Pat Bradley / Bill Glasson wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
  • 04 Dec 1989 Prime Minister of Jordan Zaid ibn Shaker resigns and is replaced by Mudar Badran.
  • 05 Dec 1989 France TGV train reaches world record speed of 482.4 kph.
  • 06 Dec 1989 Frances Bavier, American actress (Aunt Bee - The Andy Griffith Show) dies at age 86 (born 1902).
  • 09 Dec 1989 Les Miserables opens at Princess Theatre, Melbourne
  • 11 Dec 1989 City of Angels opens at Virginia Theater NYC for 878 performances
  • 13 Dec 1989 Walter Davis (Denver Nuggets) ends NBA free throw streak of 53 games.
  • 14 Dec 1989 Lee Van Cleef, American actor (The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Sabata), dies at age 64.
  • 15 Dec 1989 The Romanian Revolution begins in Timişoara when rioters break into the Committee Building and cause extensive vandalism. Their attempts to set the buildings on fire are foiled by military units.
  • 16 Dec 1989 Walter LeRoy Moody begins his terrorist bombing streak when he sends Judge Robert Smith Vance a bomb in the mail, instantly killing him near his house in Birmingham, Alabama.
  • 17 Dec 1989 Brazil elects conservative Fernando Collor de Mello President
  • 18 Dec 1989 I Love Lucy Christmas episode, shown for 1st time in over 30 years
  • 19 Dec 1989 Larry Bird (Celtics) begins NBA free throw streak of 71 games
  • 20 Dec 1989 American forces launch Operation Just Cause in an attempt to overthrow Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega. 13,000 U.S. troops are sent to occupy Panama City, along with the 12,000 already there.
  • 21 Dec 1989 US Vice-President Dan Quayle sends out 30,000 Christmas cards with word "beacon" spelled "beakon".
  • 22 Dec 1989 After 23 years of dictatorial rule, Romania ousts Nicolea Ceausescu
  • 23 Dec 1989 Nicolae and Elena Ceauşescu are captured in Târgoviște.
  • 24 Dec 1989 Charles Taylor enters Liberia to unseat President Samuel K Doe.
  • 27 Dec 1989 Oregon begins taking bids on NBA games.
  • 28 Dec 1989 Alexander Dubcek elected parliament Chairman of Czech
  • 29 Dec 1989 Riots break-out after Hong Kong decides to forcibly repatriate Vietnamese refugees.
  • 30 Dec 1989 10th United Negro College Fund raises $12,000,000
  • 31 Dec 1989 Me & My Girl closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 1420 performances

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Movies

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The Godfather: Part II

The Godfather: Part II

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

Country: United States of America

The Green Mile

The Green Mile

Directed by: Frank Darabont

Starring: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt

Country: United States of America

3 Idiots

3 Idiots

Directed by: Rajkumar Hirani

Starring: Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Mona Singh, Sharman Joshi

Country: United States of America

Swades

Swades

Directed by: Ashutosh Gowariker

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi, Kishori Ballal, Smit Sheth

The Last Laugh

The Last Laugh

Directed by: F.W. Murnau

Starring: Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft, Max Hiller, Emilie Kurz

Country: United States of America

Books

Which were the most popular books released in December 1989?
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The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

The Pillars of the Earth

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View our Ken Follett feature page. Learn more about The Pillars of the Earth miniseries on Starz. A departure for the bestselling thriller writer, this historical epic—a twelfth-century tale of the building of a mighty Gothic cathedral—stunned readers and critics …

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 …

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.

Clear And Present Danger by Tom Clancy

Clear And Present Danger

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THIS BOOK IS NOT AUTOGRAPHED!!!! The controversial bestseller from Tom Clancy, the all-time master of the techno-thriller. CIA Deputy Director Jack Ryan joins the war on drugs.