Billboard has published a list of special events that took place this week.
This includes October 21st, 1989, when Elton topped the Adult Contemporary chart with Healing Hands, from his album Sleeping With the Past
The set would also yield the top five AC hits Sacrifice and Club at the End of the Street.
Healing Hands became the eighth of Elton's 15 AC No. 1s; he and the Carpenters share the mark for the most leaders in the chart's 56-year history.