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Friday 17 February 1989

1989-02-17

It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of February people in US were listening to Straight Up by Paula Abdul. In UK Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart by Marc Almond featuring Gene Pitney was in the top 5 hits. The 'Burbs, directed by Joe Dante, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while Midnight by Dean R. Koontz was one of the best selling books.
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Old Newspapers

Old Newspapers

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The 'Burbs

Directed by: Joe Dante

Starring: Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher

Country: United States

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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Directed by: Stephen Herek

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin

Country: United States

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Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher

Country: United States

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Beaches

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Starring: Bette Midler, Barbara Hershey, John Heard

Country: United States

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Working Girl

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Just Say Julie

Starring: Celia J. Arden, Julie Brown, Paul Brown, Ned Gill

Country: United States

Timeline

Starring: Maks Schleuter

Country: United States

USA Up All Night

Starring: Carla Ulbrich

Country: United States

Visiting... with Huell Howser

Starring: Huell Howser

Country: United States

Night After Night

Starring: Beth Laufer, Allan Havey, Steve Bannos

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 February 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Evermodus
  • Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
  • Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day.
  • Ancient Latvia - Tanis Diena observed.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Lefty Gomez: New York Yankees pitching great, dies at age 80.
Facts:
  • 6-week study of Arctic atmosphere shows no ozone hole
  • Former baseball player / manager Leo Durocher injured in a car crash
  • Orel Hershiser, Dodger pitcher signs record US$7.9 million, three-year contract.
  • Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya form common market.

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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 ?

AmeriDarts

AmeriDarts

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Ameri

Blue Lightning

Platform: Atari Lynx, Atari Jaguar CD

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: Atari

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Risk: The World Conquest Game

Platform: DOS

Publisher: Virgin Mastertronic International

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Cyber Cross

Platform: PC

Genre: Beat 'em up

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Dungeon Magic: Sword of the Elements

Dungeon Magic: Sword of the Elements

Platform: NES/Famicom

Genre: Role-playing game

Publisher: Taito


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