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Wednesday 8 February 1989

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dani Harmer and Chai Romruen. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Straight Up by Paula Abdul. In UK Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart by Marc Almond featuring Gene Pitney was in the top 5 hits. Sex, Lies, and Videotape, directed by Steven Soderbergh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while A Bright Shining Lie by Neil Sheehan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Just Say Julie. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Astyanax or Friday the 13th.
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 months ?

Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 February 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • Nirvana Day - an annual Buddhist festival.
  • Saint Jerome Emiliani.
  • Saint Juventius
  • Saint Mengold of Huy
  • Saint Jacoba (d.1239)
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 08 February
Famous Deaths:
  • Maurits Kok: Dutch writer / Poet (Railroad Strike), dies at 81.
Facts:
  • 5 cm of snow falls in outskirts of Los Angeles
  • Jockey Chris Antley begins record of 64 consecutive winning days
  • US Boeing 707 crashes into Santa Maria mountain, 145 die.

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Books

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

A Bright Shining Lie

By: Neil Sheehan

ONE OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED BOOKS OF OUR TIME25th ANNIVERSARY EDITIONWhen he came to Vietnam in 1962, Lieutenant Colonel John Paul Vann was the one clear-sighted participant in an enterpirse riddled

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Rivals

By: Janet Dailey

Flame Morgan, the high-class VP of a San Francisco ad agency, is instantly attracted to Chance Stuart, a wealthy, powerful land developer.

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The First Salute

By: Barbara W. Tuchman

Barbara W. Tuchman, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the classic The Guns of August, turns her sights homeward with this brilliant, insightful narrative of the Revolutionary War.

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Midnight

By: Dean R. Koontz

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Astyanax

Platform: Arcade, NES

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Jaleco

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Blast Off

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vertical scrolling shooter

Publisher: Namco

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Friday the 13th

Platform: NES

Genre: Survival horror

Publisher: LJN

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Dragon Breed

Dragon Breed

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Sinclair ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up#Scrolling shootersScrolling shooter

The Revenge of Shinobi

Platform: Sega Genesis, Mega-Tech

Genre: Platform, hack and slash

Publisher: Sega

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