Thursday August 03, 1989

US date format: 8/3/1989, UK date format: 3/8/1989

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 3, 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 Jules Bianchi and Jake Garland. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Batdance by Prince. In UK Swing The Mood by Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers was in the top 5 hits. The Abyss, directed by James Cameron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while Summer Of '49 by David Halberstam was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Split Ends. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Arbalester or The Dark Heart of Uukrul.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Walthen
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Gamaliel
  • Equatorial Guinea - Armed Forces Day
  • St. Nicodemus
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Events

  • Lawrence Delisle drives his 4 kids into river
  • 5th jockey to win 6,000 races (Jorge Valesquez).
  • Rickey Henderson sets American League mark of 50 steals in nine seasons.

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Movies

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The Abyss

The Abyss

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn, Leo Burmester

Country: United States of America

Skinheads

Skinheads

Directed by: Greydon Clark

Starring: Chuck Connors, Barbara Bain, Jason Culp, Brian Brophy

Parenthood

Parenthood

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Wiest, Jason Robards

Country: United States of America

Lock Up

Lock Up

Directed by: John Flynn

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Donald Sutherland, John Amos, Sonny Landham

Country: United States of America

Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland

Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland

Directed by: Michael A. Simpson

Starring: Pamela Springsteen, Tracy Griffith, Michael J. Pollard, Mark Oliver

TV Series

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Split Ends

Split Ends

Directed by: Dorothy Lyman

Tierparkgeschichten

Tierparkgeschichten

Fei Fu Kwan Ying

Fei Fu Kwan Ying

Acropolis Now

Acropolis Now

Nightmare Classics

Nightmare Classics

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Summer Of '49 by David Halberstam

Summer Of '49

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With incredible skill, passion, and insight, Pulitzer Prize–winningauthor David Halberstam returns us to a glorious time when the dreams of a now almost forgotten America rested on the crack of a

The Russia House by John le Carré

The Russia House

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John le Carré has earned worldwide acclaim with extraordinary spy novels, including The Russia House, an unequivocal classic. Navigating readers through the shadow worlds of international espionage with critical knowledge culled

Great Plains by Ian Frazier

Great Plains

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National BestsellerWith his unique blend of intrepidity, tongue-in-cheek humor, and wide-eyed wonder, Ian Frazier takes us on a journey of more than 25,000 miles up and down and across the vast

About Face by David H. Hackworth and Julie Sherman

About Face

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

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten

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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.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System, Microsoft Windows, Virtual Console

Genre: Action, platforming

Publisher: JP / NA Konami; EU Palcom

Arbalester

Arbalester

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: SETA

The Dark Heart of Uukrul

The Dark Heart of Uukrul

Platform: Apple II, MS-DOS

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Brøderbund

688 Attack Sub

688 Attack Sub

Platform: DOS, Amiga, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, NEC PC-9801

Genre: Submarine simulator

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes

Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes

Platform: NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-9801, FM-7, MSX 2, TurboGrafx-CD, Super Famicom, Sharp X68000, Mega Drive, Satellaview, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Virtual Console

Genre: Role-playing game

Publisher: Nihon Falcom, Hudson Soft (TCD)


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