Wednesday April 05, 1989

US date format: 4/5/1989, UK date format: 5/4/1989

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 5, 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 Lily James and Rachel Homan. In that special week of April people in US were listening to The Look by Roxette. In UK Eternal Flame by The Bangles was in the top 5 hits. Say Anything..., directed by Cameron Crowe, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fast Forward. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dr. Plummet's House of Flux or Baby Boomer.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Vincent Ferrer
  • Saint Geeraard
  • The last day of the tax year in the United Kingdom.
  • Blessed Kreszentia Hoess
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Events

  • Orel Hershiser ends his 59 consecutive scoreless pitched inning streak.
  • Solidarity granted legal status in Poland.
  • Late Night with David Letterman becomes first network TV series to use Dolby stereo.
  • The Polish Government and the Solidarity labor union sign an agreement restoring Solidarity to legal status, and agreeing to hold democratic elections on June 1.

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Say Anything...

Say Anything...

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

Starring: John Cusack, Ione Skye, John Mahoney, Lili Taylor

Country: United States of America

UHF

UHF

Directed by: Jay Levey

Starring: 'Weird Al' Yankovic, Victoria Jackson, Kevin McCarthy, Michael Richards

Disorganized Crime

Disorganized Crime

Directed by: Jim Kouf

Starring: Hoyt Axton, Corbin Bernsen, Rubén Blades, Fred Gwynne

The Tall Guy

The Tall Guy

Directed by: Mel Smith

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Rowan Atkinson, Emma Thompson, Geraldine James

Major League

Major League

Directed by: David S. Ward

Starring: Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen, Margaret Whitton

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Round the Twist

Round the Twist

Rivalen der Rennbahn

Rivalen der Rennbahn

Rory Bremner

Rory Bremner

Directed by: Kevin Bishop

Straight to the Heart

Straight to the Heart

Directed by: Stephane Gehami

Days to next April 05

If April 05, 1989 is your birthday you're 31 years, 5 months, 17 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 14 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

The Joy Luck Club

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Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories.

Midnight by Dean R. Koontz

Midnight

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Innumeracy by John Allen Paulos

Innumeracy

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Why do even well-educated people understand so little about mathematics? And what are the costs of our innumeracy? John Allen Paulos, in his celebrated bestseller first published in 1988, argues that

Billy Bathgate by E. L. Doctorow

Billy Bathgate

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To open this book is to enter the perilous, thrilling world of Billy Bathgate, the brazen boy who is accepted into the inner circle of the notorious Dutch Schultz gang.

The Fortune by Michael Korda

The Fortune

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Twenty-four-year-old Alexa Walden secretly married 64-year-old millionaire Arthur Bannerman. And after his death, Alexa finds herself tainted with scandal and pitted against the powerful and privileged world of the New York

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Dr. Plummet's House of Flux

Dr. Plummet's House of Flux

Platform: Amiga

Austerlitz

Austerlitz

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, DOS

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Mirrorsoft

Caliber .50

Caliber .50

Platform: Arcade, Sega Genesis/Megadrive

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Mentrix Software[1] (Genesis/Megadrive)

Battle Out Run

Battle Out Run

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Sega

Baby Boomer

Baby Boomer

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Light-gun game

Publisher: Color Dreams


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