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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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Glory

Glory

Release year: 1989

Directed by: Edward Zwick

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

Country: United States of America

Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy

Release year: 1989

Directed by: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd, Patti LuPone

Country: United States of America

Music Box

Music Box

Release year: 1989

Directed by: Costa-Gavras

Starring: Jessica Lange, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Frederic Forrest, Donald Moffat

Books

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The Dark Half by Stephen King

The Dark Half

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Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic “wondrously frightening” (Publishers Weekly) #1 New York Times bestseller about a writer’s horrific and haunting pseudonym.“I’m back...I’m back from the dead and you don’t seem glad to see me at all, you ungrateful …

Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All by Allan Gurganus

Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All

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Allan Gurganus's Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All became an instant classic upon its publication. Critics and readers alike fell in love with the voice of ninety-nine-year-old Lucy Marsden, one of

Liar'S Poker by Michael Lewis

Liar'S Poker

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The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he

Education Of A Wandering Man by Louis L'Amour

Education Of A Wandering Man

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From his decision to leave school at fifteen to roam the world, to his recollections of life as a hobo on the Southern Pacific Railroad, as a cattle skinner in Texas,

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