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Sunday 8 October 1989

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Armand Traore and Mahmut Temür. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Miss You Much by Janet Jackson. In UK Ride On Time by Black Box was in the top 5 hits. Look Who's Talking, directed by Amy Heckerling, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while California Gold by John Jakes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Around the World in 80 Days. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Camelot or Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes.
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 ?

Around the World in 80 Days

Written by: Jules Verne

Starring: Michael Palin, Basil Pao

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Blackadder Goes Forth

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Movies

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

Look Who's Talking

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

Starring: John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Olympia Dukakis

Country: United States

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Mystery Train

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Masatoshi Nagase, Youki Kudoh, Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Country: United States

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My Left Foot

Directed by: Jim Sheridan

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Alison Whelan

Country: United States

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Black Rain

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia, Ken Takakura

Country: United States

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Sea of Love

Directed by: Harold Becker

Starring: Al Pacino, Ellen Barkin, John Goodman

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 October 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
  • Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
  • RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Oakland beats Toronto, 4-3 in Game 5, to advance to the World Series

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: A Day in the Life of China -- Oct. 2, 1989
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9192
  • Life: 101 Things Worth Saving

Books

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

California Gold

By: John Jakes

One man’s ambitious journey into the heart of California’s gold country becomes a pursuit for limitless wealth in the face of devastating ruinAt the height of California’s Gold Rush, men left

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Majestic

By: Whitley Strieber

It is time for the truth to be told... On July 2, 1947 something crashed in the desert outside of Roswell, New Mexico.

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The Russia House

By: John le Carré

John le Carré has earned worldwide acclaim with extraordinary spy novels, including The Russia House, an unequivocal classic. Navigating readers through the shadow worlds of international espionage with critical knowledge culled

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Silent Partner

By: Jonathan Kellerman

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER At a party for a controversial Los Angeles sex therapist, Alex Delaware encounters a face from his own past—Sharon Ransom, an exquisite, alluring lover who left

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Casino Kid

Platform: NES

Genre: Casino

Publisher: Sofel

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Digital Champ: Battle Boxing

Digital Champ: Battle Boxing

Platform: TurboGrafx-16, Virtual Console

Genre: Sports

Camelot

Platform: Acorn Electron[1] BBC Micro

Genre: Action/adventure platform game

Publisher: Superior Software Blue Ribbon Acornsoft

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Digital Champ: Battle Boxing

Digital Champ: Battle Boxing

Platform: TurboGrafx-16, Virtual Console

Genre: Sports

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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