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Wednesday 23 August 1989

1989-08-23

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx. In UK Swing The Mood by Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers was in the top 5 hits. Little Monsters, directed by Richard Alan Greenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while Polar Star by Martin Cruz Smith 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 ?

Little Monsters

Directed by: Richard Alan Greenberg

Starring: Fred Savage, Howie Mandel, Daniel Stern

Country: United States

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Uncle Buck

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Louisa Kelly

Country: United States

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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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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 23 August 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • Astrology - Last day of sun sign Leo in the tropical zodiac
  • Swaziland - Umhlanga Day
  • Romania - Liberation Day (1944)
  • RC Saints - Saint Rose of Lima
  • Roman festivals - Vulcanalia
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • LA Dodgers beat Montreal Expos, 1-0, in 22 innings (Rick Dempsey HR)
  • Lewis / Everett / Burrell / Heard run world record 4x200 m (1:19.38)
  • Yusef Hawkins is shot in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn, New York, sparking racial tensions between African Americans and Italian Americans.
  • Singing Revolution: two million people from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania stand on the Vilnius-Tallinn road, holding hands (Baltic Way).
  • Hungary: the last communist government opens the Iron curtain and causes the exodus of thousands of Eastern Germans to West Germany via Hungary (September 11).

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CD and DVD Birthday Cards

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: George Bush -- Aug. 21, 1989
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9186
  • Time: America's plight in the Lebanon hostage conflict.

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 ?

At The Carnival

At The Carnival

Platform: Apple Macintosh, MS-DOS

Genre: Puzzle game

Battle Shark

Battle Shark

Platform: Arcade PlayStation 2, Xbox, Windows (home versions on Taito Legends)

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Taito

DuckTales

Platform: NES, Game Boy

Genre: Action platformer

Publisher: Capcom

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Friday the 13th

Platform: NES

Genre: Survival horror

Publisher: LJN

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Gekitotsu Shiku Battle

Gekitotsu Shiku Battle

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Irem


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