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Thursday 20 July 1989

1989-07-20

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of July people in US were listening to Toy Soldiers by Martika. In UK Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) by Soul II Soul was in the top 5 hits. When Harry Met Sally..., directed by Rob Reiner, 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

Old Newspapers

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Movies

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

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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Lethal Weapon 2

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci

Country: United States

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Weekend at Bernie's

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

Starring: Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Catherine Mary Stewart

Country: United States

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The Karate Kid, Part III

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Starring: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Robyn Lively

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 20 July 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Jerome Aemiliani
  • St. Rufina
  • St. Flavian
  • St. Justa
  • St. Margaret of Antioch
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Marie-Madeleine Fourcade: French Resistance member, the leader of the network "Alliance", under the code name "Hérisson" ("Hedgehog") after the arrest of its former leader, Georges Loustaunau-Lacau, during the occupation of France in the Second World War.
  • Mary Treen: Actress (Career, Rock-a-bye Baby), dies at 71.
Facts:
  • Burma government puts Author Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest
  • Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe's show opens at Washington, D.C.'s Project for the Arts after the Smithsonian Institution's Corcoran Gallery cancels it.
  • Burma's ruling junta puts opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest.

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Tawanah Griggs from Bartlesville Mid-High School yearbook.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9181
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Pete Rose -- July 10, 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 ?

3 in Three

Platform: Mac OS

Publisher: Cinemaware Inline Design

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All American Football

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Leland

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Chicago 90

Chicago 90

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Amiga 500/600 (OCS/ECS), IBM PC (DOS)

Genre: Action, racing game

Publisher: Microïds

Double Dunk

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Traditional basketball simulation

Publisher: Atari

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F29 Retaliator

Platform: DOS, Amiga, Atari ST, FM Towns, NEC PC-9801

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: Ocean Software

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