Saturday July 01, 1989

US date format: 7/1/1989, UK date format: 1/7/1989

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on July 1, 1989). The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Daniel Ricciardo and Hannah Murray. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Baby Don't Forget My Number by Milli Vanilli. In UK Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) by Soul II Soul was in the top 5 hits. Lethal Weapon 2, directed by Richard Donner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while Stranger In Savannah by Eugenia Price was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Split Ends. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dragon Ball Z or Risk: The World Conquest Game.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Canada Day (formerly Dominion Day) - national holiday of Canada. Moving Day in the province of QuTbec
  • 1899 - Indiana Jones's birthday.
  • In Bulgaria, there is a tradition called July Morning dating from the hippy period in 1980s and maybe as far back as the 1970s. Young (and not so young) people from all over the country travel (often hitchhike) to the Black Sea coast to meet the first sun rays on the 1st of July. Naturally Uriah Heep's July Morning is the main refrain. Although the tradition is linked to the hippy movement in America, it is still popular in Bulgaria. Strangely, it seems that there is no such tradition in other
  • Surinam Keti Koti (Breaking of Chains) Day of Liberty; On July 1, 1863 slavery was abolished.
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Events

  • Hugh Hefner (Playboy editor) weds playmate Kimberly Conrad
  • Yanks beat Milwaukee Brewers 4-1, score is changed to 5-1 after game is over. Umpire rules Roberto Kelly scored before a double-play
  • NFL owners vote unanimously to form the WLAF.

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Movies

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Lethal Weapon 2

Lethal Weapon 2

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Patsy Kensit

Country: United States of America

Tridev

Tridev

Directed by: Rajiv Rai

Starring: Naseeruddin Shah, Sunny Deol, Jackie Shroff, Madhuri Dixit

Luther the Geek

Luther the Geek

Directed by: Carlton J. Albright

Starring: Edward Terry, Joan Roth, Stacy Haiduk, Thomas Mills

Batman

Batman

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl

Country: United States of America

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

Directed by: Joe Johnston

Starring: Rick Moranis, Matt Frewer, Marcia Strassman, Kristine Sutherland

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Split Ends

Split Ends

Directed by: Dorothy Lyman

Tierparkgeschichten

Tierparkgeschichten

Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Round the Twist

Round the Twist

Seinfeld

Seinfeld

Written by:

Starring: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Country: United States of America

Days to next July 01

If July 01, 1989 is your birthday you're 31 years, 2 months, 22 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 8 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Stranger In Savannah by Eugenia Price

Stranger In Savannah

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The New York Times Bestseller: In the triumphant conclusion of the Savannah Quartet, the hearts of three families and the soul of a nation are torn by the passions of the

Playmates by Robert B. Parker

Playmates

By:

Spenser goes back to school--to investigate corruption in college town. Taft University's hottest basketball star is shaving points for quick cash.

Red Phoenix by Larry Bond

Red Phoenix

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In the aftermath of a series of student riots in Seoul, the U.S. Congress rushes a bill into law calling for the complete withdrawal of American troops from South Korea.

About Face by David H. Hackworth and Julie Sherman

About Face

By:

Called “everything a twentieth century war memoir could possibly be” by The New York Times, this national bestseller by Colonel David H.

It'S Always Something by Gilda Radner

It'S Always Something

By:

To honor the twentieth anniversary of beloved comedienne Gilda Radner’s death from ovarian cancer comes a commemo- rative edition of her memoir, It’s Always Something—featuring a newly updated resource guide for

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

AmeriDarts

AmeriDarts

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Ameri

Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball Z

Genre: Comedy, Martial arts, Science fantasy

Faria: A World of Mystery and Danger!

Faria: A World of Mystery and Danger!

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Action role-playing

Publisher: JP Hi-Score; NA Nexoft Corporation

Risk: The World Conquest Game

Risk: The World Conquest Game

Platform: DOS

Publisher: Virgin Mastertronic International

Bandai Golf: Challenge Pebble Beach

Bandai Golf: Challenge Pebble Beach

Platform: NES

Genre: Traditional golf simulation[1]

Publisher: Bandai


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