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Thursday 2 February 1989

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ingrid Nilsen and Ivan Perisic. In that special week of February people in US were listening to When I'm With You by Sheriff. In UK Especially For You by Kylie & Jason was in the top 5 hits. Sex, Lies, and Videotape, directed by Steven Soderbergh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while Blind Faith by Joe McGinniss was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Troldspejlet. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Castle Zhagwhar or Cyber Cross.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher

Country: United States

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Working Girl

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver

Country: United States

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Dangerous Liaisons

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Starring: Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer

Country: United States

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Directed by: Frank Oz

Starring: Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly

Country: United States

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Rain Man

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The New Yankee Workshop

Starring: Norm Abram

Country: United States

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You Rang, M'Lord?

Starring: Paul Shane, Jeffrey Holland, Su Pollard, Donald Hewlett

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Rainbow

Starring: Imogen Stubbs, Martin Wenner, Jane Gurnett, Colin Tarrant

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Mystery Science Theater 3000

Written by: Joel Hodgson

Starring: Kevin Murphy, Trace Beaulieu, Jim Mallon, Michael J. Nelson

Country: United States

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American Experience

Written by: Henry Hampton, Stephen Fitzmeyer

Starring: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 February 1989 ?

  • Ancient Latvia - Veja Diena observed.
  • St. Adelbald
  • Catholicism - Candlemas, The Presentation of the Lord, The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, World Day for Consecrated Life (also February 3 in the United States).
  • United States and Canada - Groundhog Day.
  • Scotland - A quarter day in the Christian calendar (due to Candlemas).
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Famous Deaths:
  • Ondrej Nepela: Slovak figure skater and coach (d. 1989).
  • Arnold Nordmeyer: New Zealand minister and politician 30th New Zealand Minister of Finance (d. 1989).

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Blind Faith

By: Joe McGinniss

The Marshalls were the model family of Tom’s River, New Jersey, living the American dream of all that money could buy.

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By: Janet Dailey

Flame Morgan, the high-class VP of a San Francisco ad agency, is instantly attracted to Chance Stuart, a wealthy, powerful land developer.

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Love In The Time Of Cholera

By: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic.

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Avoid the Noid

Platform: Commodore 64, MS-DOS

Genre: Platform

Publisher: ShareData

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F-15 Strike Eagle II

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, PC-9801, Sharp X68000, Sega Mega Drive

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: MicroProse

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Golden Axe

Platform: Arcade, Sega Genesis, Master System, DOS, Amiga, Atari ST, Amstrad, Commodore 64, iOS, PC Engine CD, WonderSwan Color, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Sega

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Castle Zhagwhar

Castle Zhagwhar

Platform: TRS-80

Genre: Platform

Publisher: The Rainbow

Cyber Cross

Platform: PC

Genre: Beat 'em up

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