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Saturday 5 August 1989

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 5, 1989). The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Grégory Sertic and Jessica Nigri. 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 All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Split Ends. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bloodwych or F-1 Pilot.
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What the sky looked like on 5 August 1989

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Movies

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

The Abyss

Directed by: James Cameron

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

Country: United States

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Skinheads

Directed by: Greydon Clark

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

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Parenthood

Directed by: Ron Howard

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

Country: United States

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Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland

Directed by: Michael A. Simpson

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

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Kiki's Delivery Service

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Minami Takayama, Rei Sakuma, Kappei Yamaguchi

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Split Ends

Directed by: Dorothy Lyman

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Tierparkgeschichten

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Fei Fu Kwan Ying

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 August 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Memmius
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
  • St. Afra and her companions
  • Burkina Faso - Independence Day
  • Croatia - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Ralph Meeker: American film, stage and television actor best known for starring in the 1953 Broadway production of Picnic, and in the 1955 film noir cult classic Kiss Me Deadly.
Facts:
  • General elections are held in Nicaragua with the Sandinista Front winning a majority.
  • Jaime Paz Zamora is elected President of Bolivia, taking office the next day.
  • U.S. Congressman Mickey Leland (D-TX) and 15 others die in a plane crash in Ethiopia.
  • The presidents of five Central American countries agree that the U.S.-backed ''contras'' fighting the government of Nicaragua should be disbanded and evicted from their bases in Honduras by December 5.
  • Federal Express purchases Flying Tiger Line for approximately 800 million U.S. dollars.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 05, 1989 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten

By: Robert Fulghum

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.

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A Woman Named Jackie

By: C. David Heymann

This biography considers the life and career of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, from her traumatic childhood, through her marriage to John F.Kennedy

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The Joy Luck Club

By: Amy Tan

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

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Ghost Lion

Ghost Lion

Platform: NES

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Kemco

Future Wars

Future Wars

Platform: PC (DOS), Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Delphine Software

Bloodwych

Platform: Atari ST, Amiga, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad CPC Plus, Commodore 64, MS-DOS

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Image Works, Konami

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F-1 Pilot

F-1 Pilot

Platform: PC Engine

Genre: Arcade racing

Publisher: Pack-In-Video

Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf!

Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf!

Platform: Sega Mega Drive/Genesis

Genre: Traditional golf simulation

Publisher: Sega

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Dream a Little Dream

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Married to the Mob

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Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

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Cousins

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The Land Before Time

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