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Wednesday 4 January 1989

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ashley Horne and Kevin Pillar. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Every Rose Has Its Thorn by Poison. In UK Especially For You by Kylie & Jason was in the top 5 hits. Beaches, directed by Garry Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while Star by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching USA Up All Night. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dragon Knight or Final Lap Twin.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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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Mississippi Burning

Directed by: Alan Parker

Starring: Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 January 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • Spaghetti Day
  • Ogoni Day
  • The eleventh night and tenth day of Christmas in Western Christianity
  • Feast day of St Elizabeth Ann Seton
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • US F-14s shoot down 2 Libyan jet fighters over Mediterranean
  • VP Bush is 1st since VP Van Buren to declare himself President
  • US Vice President George Bush is first since Vice President Van Buren to declare himself President.
  • Comet Tempel 1 at perihelion.
  • Second Gulf of Sidra incident: a pair of Libyan MiG-23 ''Floggers'' are shot down by a pair of US Navy F-14 Tomcats during an air-to-air confrontation.

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Books

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

Star

By: Danielle Steel

Young, innocent and strikingly beautiful Crystal Wyatt was an outcast, envied and resented by all but her devoted father, with whom she shared a deep love for their remote California ranch.

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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 Dark Half

By: Stephen King

Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic “wondrously frightening” (Publishers Weekly) #1 New York Times bestseller about a writer’s horrific and haunting pseudonym.“I’m back...I’m back from the dead and you don’t seem glad to see me at all, you ungrateful ...

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Child Star

By: Shirley Temple Black

Shirley Temple. She was a curly-topped moppet with a saucy grin that lit up the screen and an irrepressible spirit that won America's heart.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Casino Kid

Platform: NES

Genre: Casino

Publisher: Sofel

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Future Wars

Platform: PC (DOS), Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Delphine Software

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750cc Grand Prix

750cc Grand Prix

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Codemasters

Dragon Knight

Platform: MSX, NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-9801, Sharp X68000, TurboGrafx-16 (PC Engine)

Genre: Eroge, role-playing video game

Publisher: ELF Corporation (PC88, PC98, X68k, MSX) NEC Avenue (PC Engine)

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Final Lap Twin

Platform: PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16

Genre: Racing RPG

Publisher: JP Namco; NA NEC

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