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Saturday 8 July 1989

It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ashly Perez and Yarden Gerbi. 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. When Harry Met Sally..., directed by Rob Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while The Temple Of My Familiar by Alice Walker was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Mornin' Sarge. If you liked videogames you were probably playing F-1 Pilot or F-15 Strike Eagle II.
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 ?

Doctor Doctor

Written by: Norman Steinberg

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

Country: United States

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Absolutely

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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

When Harry Met Sally...

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher

Country: United States

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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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The Karate Kid, Part III

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Starring: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Robyn Lively

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 July 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • Annual Soapy Smith wake, held each year in Skagway, Alaska in the Gold Rush Cemetery and in Hollywood, California at the Magic Castle
  • Feast day of Saint Kilian
  • Feast day of Saint Grimbald
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in July 1989?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: The Sun -- July 3, 1989
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9179
  • Life: Jackie Kennedy Turns 60

Books

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

The Temple Of My Familiar

By: Alice Walker

First published in 1990, The Temple of My Familiar, Alice Walker’s follow-up novel to her iconic The Color Purple, spent more than four months on the New York Times Bestseller list

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Sketches From A Life

By: George F. Kennan

Written originally as a series of entries in a travel diary and now considered one of the most important memoirs of our time, Sketches from a Life is George F.

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A Brief History Of Time

By: Stephen W. Hawking

Stephen Hawking has earned a reputation as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein. In this landmark volume, Professor Hawking shares his blazing intellect with nonscientists everywhere, guiding us expertly to

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The Good Times

By: Russell Baker

"Choice...superb...even more riveting than the author last, which won a Pulitzer...hilarious as well as heartbreaking...When you put this book down you will feel privileged to have gotten to know, intimately, a

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Boxxle

Platform: Game Boy Game Gear

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Fujisankei Communications International

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F-1 Pilot

Platform: PC Engine

Genre: Arcade racing

Publisher: Pack-In-Video

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F-15 Strike Eagle II

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, PC-9801, Sharp X68000, Sega Mega Drive

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: MicroProse

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Bruce Lee Lives

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: The Software Toolworks

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Gang Wars

Platform: Arcade

Genre: 2D Beat 'em up

Publisher: JP SNK; NA SNK

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