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Saturday 5 August 1989

1989-08-05

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Batdance by Prince. In UK Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) by Soul II Soul was in the top 5 hits. The Abyss, directed by James Cameron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while The Russia House by John le Carré was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Abyss

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn

Country: United States

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Lock Up

Directed by: John Flynn

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Donald Sutherland, John Amos

Country: United States

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Parenthood

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Wiest

Country: United States

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When Harry Met Sally...

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher

Country: United States

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Licence to Kill

Directed by: John Glen

Starring: Timothy Dalton, Robert Davi, Carey Lowell

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Interceptor

Starring: Annabel Croft, Sean O'Kane, Michael Malric-Smith

Country: United Kingdom

Mornin' Sarge

Starring: Robin Driscoll, Tony Haase, Pete McCarthy, Rebecca Stevens

Country: United Kingdom

Doctor Doctor

Written by: Norman Steinberg

Starring: Matt Frewer, Julius Carry, Beau Gravitte, Maureen Mueller

Country: United States

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Absolutely

Starring: Peter Baikie, Morwenna Banks, Jack Docherty, Moray Hunter

Country: United Kingdom

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The Storyteller

Written by: Jim Henson

Starring: John Hurt, Brian Henson, Frederick Warder, David Greenaway

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 August 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Memmius
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
  • St. Afra and her companions
  • Burkina Faso - Independence Day
  • Croatia - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Ralph Meeker: American film, stage and television actor best known for starring in the 1953 Broadway production of Picnic, and in the 1955 film noir cult classic Kiss Me Deadly.
Facts:
  • General elections are held in Nicaragua with the Sandinista Front winning a majority.
  • Jaime Paz Zamora is elected President of Bolivia, taking office the next day.
  • U.S. Congressman Mickey Leland (D-TX) and 15 others die in a plane crash in Ethiopia.
  • The presidents of five Central American countries agree that the U.S.-backed ''contras'' fighting the government of Nicaragua should be disbanded and evicted from their bases in Honduras by December 5.
  • Federal Express purchases Flying Tiger Line for approximately 800 million U.S. dollars.

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

The Sands Of Time

By: Sidney Sheldon

Spain. A land of eternal passion and unceasing bloodshed. From the vengeance of a pitiless tyrant, four women flee the sacred, once-safe walls of a convent: LUCIA, the proud survivor harboring a murderous secret from the savage clan wars of ...

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The Cardinal Of The Kremlin

By: Tom Clancy

Two men possess vital data on Russia’s Star Wars missile defense system. One of them is CARDINAL—America's highest agent in the Kremlin—and he's about to be terminated by the KGB.

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Alaska

By: James A. Michener

In this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier, James A. Michener guides us through Alaska’s fierce terrain and history, from the long-forgotten past to the bustling present.

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The Polar Express

By: Chris Van Allsburg

1986 Caldecott Medal Winner A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical trip to the North Pole . . . Through dark forests, over tall mountains, and across a desert of ice, the Polar Express ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Australian Rules Football

Australian Rules Football

Platform: C64 ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC

Genre: Sports

Ballistix

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amiga, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, TurboGrafx-16

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: EU Sizzlers; UK Psyclapse; UK Psyclapse; UK Psygnosis; UK Superior Software; JP Coconuts Japan; NA NEC Technologies

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Blue Lightning

Platform: Atari Lynx, Atari Jaguar CD

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: Atari

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Crime Fighters

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Konami

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The Final Fantasy Legend

Platform: Game Boy, WonderSwan Color, mobile phones, Android

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: NA Sunsoft (GB re-release)

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