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Monday May 8, 1989

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 8, 1989). The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nora Arnezeder and Benoît Paire. In that special week of May people in US were listening to I'll Be There For You by Bon Jovi. In UK Hand On Your Heart by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. Do the Right Thing, directed by Spike Lee, 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 Fast Forward. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Final Fight or Drakkhen.
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What the sky looked like on 8 May 1989

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Movies

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

Do the Right Thing

Directed by: Spike Lee

Starring: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson

Country: United States

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Mystery Train

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Masatoshi Nagase, Yûki Kudô, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Cinqué Lee

Country: United States

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Sweetie

Directed by: Jane Campion

Starring: Geneviève Lemon, Karen Colston, Tom Lycos, Jon Darling

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Road House

Directed by: Rowdy Herrington

Starring: Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott, Ben Gazzara

Country: United States

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See No Evil, Hear No Evil

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

Starring: Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Joan Severance, Kevin Spacey

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

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Round the Twist

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Rivalen der Rennbahn

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Rory Bremner

Directed by: Kevin Bishop

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Straight to the Heart

Directed by: Stephane Gehami

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 May 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
  • Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
  • Parents' Day in South Korea
  • Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
  • VE Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Nora Arnezeder: French actress and singer, born to a Catholic and Austrian father and a jewish Egyptian mother.
  • Benoît Paire: French professional tennis player, he was finalist at the Serbian Open and semi-finalist at the Italian Open (defeated by Roger Federer).
  • Daniel Kaluuya
  • Lars Eller: Danish ice hockey player.
  • Nyle DiMarco: Model.
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Facts:
  • Paul McCartney releases My Brave Face andFerry Cross the Mersey
  • US space shuttle STS-30 lands.

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Planetary positions on this day

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1989 ?

Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Como Tu - Jose Jose
  2. La Incondicional - Luis Miguel
  3. MALA SUERTE - Vikki Carr
  4. AMANDOTE Y SONANDOTE - Braulio
  5. Ya No Puedo Volver Contigo - Marisela
  6. Asi Fue - Isabel Pantoja
  7. HOMBRES AL BORDE DE UN ATAQUE DE CELOS - Yuri
  8. ES EL AMOR QUE LLEGA - Ana Gabriel
  9. Solo Con Un Beso - Ricardo Montaner
  10. QUE ESPERABAS DE MI - Rocio Durcal
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Kylie Minogue - Hand On Your Heart
  2. Ferry Cross The Mersey - Christians, Holly Johnson, Paul McCartney, Gerry Marsden & Stock Aitken Waterman
  3. Natalie Cole - Miss You Like Crazy
  4. The Bangles - Eternal Flame
  5. London Boys - Requiem

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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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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Wordstruck

By: Robert MacNeil

MacNeil's autobiography re-creates the world of his youth and the experiences that were opened up to him through his love of words.

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Drakkhen

Drakkhen

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, SNES, PC-98, FM Towns Marty, Sharp X68000

Genre: Role-playing game

Publisher: Infogrames

ElectroCop

ElectroCop

Platform: Atari Lynx

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari

Baseball Stars

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System, PlayChoice-10

Genre: Sports

Publisher: SNK

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Final Fight

Final Fight

Platform: Arcade, Capcom Power System Changer, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, PlayStation 2, Mega-CD, ZX Spectrum, Super NES, X68000, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation Portable, iOS

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Capcom

Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes

Platform: NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-9801, FM-7, MSX 2, TurboGrafx-CD, Super Famicom, Sharp X68000, Mega Drive, Satellaview, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Virtual Console

Genre: Role-playing game

Publisher: Nihon Falcom, Hudson Soft (TCD)

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Home videos

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

Mac and Me

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Mississippi Burning

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A World Apart

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Heartbreak Hotel

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Twins

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