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Tuesday 4 July 1989, US Independence Day

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Alyssa Miller and Yoon Doo-joon. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Good Thing by Fine Young Cannibals. In UK Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) by Soul II Soul was in the top 5 hits. Licence to Kill, directed by John Glen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while About Face by David H. Hackworth and Julie Sherman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Mornin' Sarge. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gazza's Superstar Soccer or Golden Axe.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Licence to Kill

Directed by: John Glen

Starring: Timothy Dalton, Robert Davi, Carey Lowell

Country: United States

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Lethal Weapon 2

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci

Country: United States

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Weekend at Bernie's

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

Starring: Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Catherine Mary Stewart

Country: United States

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Do the Right Thing

Directed by: Spike Lee

Starring: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee

Country: United States

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The Karate Kid, Part III

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Starring: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Robyn Lively

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Doctor Doctor

Written by: Norman Steinberg

Starring: Matt Frewer, Julius Carry, Beau Gravitte, Maureen Mueller

Country: United States

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Starring: Peter Baikie, Morwenna Banks, Jack Docherty, Moray Hunter

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Storyteller

Written by: Jim Henson

Starring: John Hurt, Brian Henson, Frederick Warder, David Greenaway

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Grim Tales

Starring: Rik Mayall

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 4 July 1989 ?

  • Filipino-American Friendship Day
  • In astronomy, the approximate date of Earth's aphelion.
  • United States and Denmark - Independence Day (1776)
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Famous Deaths:
  • 14 year old actress Drew Barrymore, attempts suicide
  • Unmanned Russian Mig-23 crashes in Bellegem-Kooigem, Belgium (1 dies)

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

About Face

By: David H. Hackworth and Julie Sherman

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

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The Russia House

By: John le Carré

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

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Love And Marriage

By: Bill Cosby

The reigning King of Comedy demonstrates warmth, wit, and wisdom as he takes on two subjects close to us all. Cosby shares his thoughts on everything from childhood romances and adolescent

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While My Pretty One Sleeps

By: Mary Higgins Clark

A classic thriller by the Queen of suspense.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Dusty Diamond's All-Star Softball

Platform: NES

Genre: Sports (softball)

Publisher: Tonkin House[1] Brøderbund

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The Final Fantasy Legend

Platform: Game Boy, WonderSwan Color, mobile phones, Android

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: NA Sunsoft (GB re-release)

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Dragon Wars

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIGS, C64, Nintendo Family Computer, Tandy and DOS, NEC PC-9801, Sharp X68000

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Activision

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Gazza's Superstar Soccer

Gazza's Superstar Soccer

Platform: Amiga 500/600, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Atari ST, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Empire Interactive

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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