Monday May 08, 1989

US date format: 5/8/1989, UK date format: 8/5/1989

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 8, 1989). The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. 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 Billy Bathgate by E. L. Doctorow was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fast Forward. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alleyway or Archipelagos.
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Historical Events

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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)
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Events

  • Paul McCartney releases My Brave Face andFerry Cross the Mersey
  • US space shuttle STS-30 lands.

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Movies

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Do the Right Thing

Do the Right Thing

Directed by: Spike Lee

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

Country: United States of America

Mystery Train

Mystery Train

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

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

Country: United States of America

Sweetie

Sweetie

Directed by: Jane Campion

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

Road House

Road House

Directed by: Rowdy Herrington

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

Country: United States of America

See No Evil, Hear No Evil

See No Evil, Hear No Evil

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

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

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Round the Twist

Round the Twist

Rivalen der Rennbahn

Rivalen der Rennbahn

Rory Bremner

Rory Bremner

Directed by: Kevin Bishop

Straight to the Heart

Straight to the Heart

Directed by: Stephane Gehami

Days to next May 08

If May 08, 1989 is your birthday you're 31 years, 4 months, 10 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 20 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Billy Bathgate by E. L. Doctorow

Billy Bathgate

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To open this book is to enter the perilous, thrilling world of Billy Bathgate, the brazen boy who is accepted into the inner circle of the notorious Dutch Schultz gang.

Killshot by Elmore Leonard

Killshot

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“[Leonard has] written so many first-rate crime stories that it would be fatuous to say Killshot is his best, but it probably is anyway.”—NewsweekThe

Stranger In Savannah by Eugenia Price

Stranger In Savannah

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The New York Times Bestseller: In the triumphant conclusion of the Savannah Quartet, the hearts of three families and the soul of a nation are torn by the passions of the

The Long Dark Tea-Time Of The Soul by Douglas Adams

The Long Dark Tea-Time Of The Soul

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When a passenger check-in desk at London's Heathrow Airport disappears in a ball of orange flame, the explosion is deemed an act of God.

Wordstruck by Robert MacNeil

Wordstruck

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Alleyway

Alleyway

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Breakout clone

Publisher: Nintendo

Advanced Xoru

Advanced Xoru

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Interactive fiction, role-playing

Publisher: Castle Technologies

Bandai Golf: Challenge Pebble Beach

Bandai Golf: Challenge Pebble Beach

Platform: NES

Genre: Traditional golf simulation[1]

Publisher: Bandai

Archipelagos

Archipelagos

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS

Genre: action/strategy

Publisher: Logotron

Hellfire

Hellfire

Platform: Arcade, Mega Drive/Genesis, PC Engine

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Taito (Arcade) Masaya (Mega Drive) Seismic Software Inc. (Genesis) NEC Avenue (PC Engine CD-ROM²)


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