EPMD's Unfinished Business & Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique both released on July 25, 1989.
No. 1 Song On Billboard On Hot 100: "Toy Soldiers" by Martika
No. 1 Movie In America: Lethal Weapon 2
On The Cover Of Sports Illustrated: Greg Jefferies
On The Cover Of Time Magazine: Captain Joseph Hazelwood (of the Exxon Valdez)
No. 1 Book On The New York Times Best Sellers List: The Russia House by John le Carre