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Friday 19 May 1989

1989-05-19

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Forever Your Girl by Paula Abdul. In UK Hand On Your Heart by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie 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 30 days ?

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody

Country: United States

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Road House

Directed by: Rowdy Herrington

Starring: Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott

Country: United States

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See No Evil, Hear No Evil

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

Starring: Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Joan Severance

Country: United States

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Field of Dreams

Directed by: Phil Alden Robinson

Starring: Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta

Country: United States

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Pet Sematary

Directed by: Mary Lambert

Starring: Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Fred Gwynne

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom

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The Jim Henson Hour

Starring: Jim Henson, Fran Brill, Kevin Clash, Dave Goelz

Country: United States

Grim Tales

Starring: Rik Mayall

Country: United Kingdom

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 May 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • National Hug-Your-Cat Day
  • NASCAR Day USA.(2006)
  • Commemoration of Pontian Greeks Genocide in Greece.
  • Commemoration of Atatnrk, Youth and Sports Day in Turkey (1919).
  • Theophilus of Corte
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jasmine : Japanese singer-songwriter and producer.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Able J Herzberg: Russian/Netherlands lawyer (Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem), dies.
  • CLR James: West Indian writer and journalist (Born 1901).
Facts:
  • Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) last appearance on Dallas
  • United States Senator Albert Gore introduces a U$1.75 billion bill in Congress to finance creation of a nationwide "data super highway" to link supercomputers.
  • Dow Jones average passes 2,500 mark for first time, closes at 2,501.1.
  • Robert Webber, American actor (Alex - Moonlighting), dies of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/Lou Gehrig's disease) at age 64.

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1989?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Eduard Shevardnadze -- May 15, 1989
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9172
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Cold Fusion? -- May 8, 1989

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 ?

Beach Volley

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Ocean Software Ltd

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Castlevania: The Adventure

Platform: Game Boy Virtual Console (3DS)

Genre: Platforming

Publisher: Konami

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Chaos Strikes Back

Chaos Strikes Back

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, X68000, PC-98, FM Towns

Genre: Role-playing game

Publisher: FTL Games

DJ Boy

Platform: Arcade, Sega Genesis

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Kaneko, Sammy

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SimCity

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS, Wii, PlayStation, Nintendo 64, Nintendo 64DD, PlayStation Network, Nintendo DS, Acorn Archimedes, Acorn Electron, Amiga, Amiga CDTV, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro,

Genre: Construction and management simulation, city-building

Publisher: Electronic Arts, Brøderbund, Maxis, Nintendo, Superior Software, Acornsoft, Infogrames Entertainment, SA, Zoo Digital Publishing

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