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Sunday 8 January 1989

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mariana Vicente and Kristjan Einar. 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 Till We Meet Again by Judith Krantz was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching USA Up All Night. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Deathtrack or Famicom Tantei Club Part II: Ushiro ni Tatsu Shōjo.
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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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 January 1989 ?

  • Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.
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Famous Deaths:
  • 42nd Street closes at Winter Garden Theater in New York City, New York after 3,486 performances.
  • Starlight Express closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 761 performances
  • Boeing 737-400 crashes in England, 46 die
  • Soviet Union promises to eliminate stockpiles of chemical weapons.
  • Beginning of Japanese Heisei era.

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Sport Games on 8 January 1989

American Football
  • Buffalo Bills - Cincinnati Bengals : 10 - 21
  • San Francisco 49ers - Chicago Bears : 28 - 3
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What news were making the headlines those days in January 1989?

Life magazine


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

Till We Meet Again

By: Judith Krantz

Eve dared. . . Eve, with passion that overruled her total innocence, ran away from home to live in unrepentant sin; won stardom singing on the stage of the Parisian music

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Christmas In America

By: David Cohen

Christmas In America: Images Of The Holiday Season By 100 Of America's Leading P

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The Sands Of Time

By: Sidney Sheldon

Spain. A land of eternal passion and unceasing bloodshed. From the vengeance of a pitiless tyrant, four women flee the sacred, once-safe walls of a convent: LUCIA, the proud survivor harboring a murderous secret from the savage clan wars of ...

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By: Danielle Steel

Against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution and World War I Europe, Zoya, young cousin to the Tsar, flees St. Petersburg to Paris to find safety. Her entire world forever changed, she faces hard times and joins the Ballet Russe ...

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

A-10 Tank Killer

Platform: Amiga, DOS

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: Dynamix

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Conquests of Camelot

Platform: MS-DOS, Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Adventure, Puzzle

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Platform: PC (DOS)

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Activision

Don Doko Don

Platform: Arcade, Famicom, PC Engine

Genre: Action, Platform, Comical action game

Publisher: Taito

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Famicom Tantei Club Part II: Ushiro ni Tatsu Shōjo

Famicom Tantei Club Part II: Ushiro ni Tatsu Shōjo

Platform: Family Computer Disk System, Super Famicom, Game Boy Advance

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Nintendo

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