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1989

In 1989, the Western world watched as George HW Bush received the presidential torch from Ronald Reagan. At the time the former took office, the world had reached population of roughly 5.2 billion.

1989

Amongst a sea of babies named Mike and Jessica, the world welcomed famous people like Chris Brown, Daniel Radcliffe, and Taylor Swift. On the other hand, some well-known people passed from this earth. Included amongst their numbers were Salvador Dali, Hirohito (the Emperor of Japan), Ted Bundy, Lucille Ball, and Bette Davis.

John Grisham kept millions on the edge of their seats, and himself on the top of the best-selling list, with the premiere of A Time to Kill. Meanwhile, at the movies, Batman and Dead Poets Society smashed box office records. Power through the rest of this write-up to discover how 1979 helped preserve peace, permanently changed our ocean’s landscape, and opened the world of advertising to Spanish-speaking people all across the globe.

Some notable things happened for the first time in 1989. A heterosexual couple reported their contracting of AIDs. The world’s first Spanish commercial was aired on American television and the first stamp dedicated to gay and lesbian Americans was unveiled. The former communist country, the USSR, happened to see free elections for the first time in decades. Lastly, this year saw the day the USA tested its first stealth bomber.

Two key tragedies across the world set 1989 apart: the massacre at Tiananmen Square and the horrific environmental-catastrophe that was the Exxon-Valdez oil spill. To end this paragraph on a positive note, 1989 also saw 140 countries band together to eliminate the use of chemical weapons such as Agent Orange and Mustard Gas. On 9 November 1989 in addition the Berlin wall collapsed.

For anyone who loves Batman, and shakes their fists at the massacre at Tiananmen Square, the year 1989 should be jotted down as a noteworthy one.

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this year ?

Heathers

Directed by: Michael Lehmann

Starring: Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty

Country: United States

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Major League

Directed by: David Ward

Starring: Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen

Country: United States

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Say Anything...

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

Starring: John Cusack, Ione Skye, John Mahoney

Country: United States

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Dead Poets Society

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke

Country: United States

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in 1989 ?

Breathing Lessons

By: Anne Tyler

Maggie and Ira Moran have been married for twenty-eight years–and it shows: in their quarrels, in their routines, in their ability to tolerate with affection each other’s eccentricities.

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All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten

By: Robert Fulghum

Twenty-five years ago, Robert Fulghum published a simple credo—a credo that became the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.

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A Brief History Of Time

By: Stephen W. Hawking

Stephen Hawking has earned a reputation as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein. In this landmark volume, Professor Hawking shares his blazing intellect with nonscientists everywhere, guiding us expertly to

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The Satanic Verses

By: Salman Rushdie

One of the most controversial and acclaimed novels ever written, The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie’s best-known and most galvanizing book.

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Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1989 in the USA ?

Top #10 male names
  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Matthew
  4. Joshua
  5. David
  6. Daniel
  7. Andrew
  8. Justin
  9. James
  10. Robert
Top #10 female names
  1. Jessica
  2. Ashley
  3. Brittany
  4. Amanda
  5. Sarah
  6. Samantha
  7. Jennifer
  8. Stephanie
  9. Lauren
  10. Elizabeth

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