Sunday October 08, 1989

US date format: 10/8/1989, UK date format: 8/10/1989

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 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. Crimes and Misdemeanors, directed by Woody Allen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while A Woman Named Jackie by C. David Heymann was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Blackadder Goes Forth. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Kenny Dalglish Soccer Manager or Final Lap Twin.
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Historical Events

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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
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Events

  • Oakland beats Toronto, 4-3 in Game 5, to advance to the World Series

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Movies

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Crimes and Misdemeanors

Crimes and Misdemeanors

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Martin Landau, Woody Allen, Bill Bernstein, Claire Bloom

The Fabulous Baker Boys

The Fabulous Baker Boys

Directed by: Steve Kloves

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Michelle Pfeiffer, Beau Bridges, Ellie Raab

Catch Me If You Can

Catch Me If You Can

Directed by: Stephen Sommers

Starring: Matt Lattanzi, Loryn Locklin, Grant Heslov, Billy Morrissette

Look Who's Talking

Look Who's Talking

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

Starring: John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Olympia Dukakis, George Segal

Country: United States of America

Damned River

Damned River

Directed by: Michael Schroeder

Starring: Stephen Shellen, Lisa Aliff, John Terlesky, Marc Poppel

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TV Series

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Blackadder Goes Forth

Blackadder Goes Forth

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Alien Nation

Alien Nation

Directed by: Graham Baker

Baywatch

Baywatch

Directed by: Seth Gordon

The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid

Directed by: John Avildsen

Open House

Open House

Directed by: Andrew Paquin

Days to next October 08

If October 08, 1989 is your birthday you're 30 years, 11 months, 17 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 13 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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A Woman Named Jackie by C. David Heymann

A Woman Named Jackie

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This biography considers the life and career of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, from her traumatic childhood, through her marriage to John F.Kennedy

California Gold by John Jakes

California Gold

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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

It'S Always Something by Gilda Radner

It'S Always Something

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To honor the twentieth anniversary of beloved comedienne Gilda Radner’s death from ovarian cancer comes a commemo- rative edition of her memoir, It’s Always Something—featuring a newly updated resource guide for

The Writing Life by Annie Dillard

The Writing Life

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Annie Dillard has written eleven books, including the memoir of her parents, An American Childhood; the Northwest pioneer epic The Living; and the nonfiction narrative Pilgrim at Tinker Creek.

Among Schoolchildren by Tracy Kidder

Among Schoolchildren

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Tracy Kidder -- the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Soul of a New Machine and the extraordinary national bestseller House -- spent nine months in Mrs.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

All-Pro Basketball Zenbei! Pro Basketball

All-Pro Basketball Zenbei! Pro Basketball

Platform: NES

Genre: Traditional basketball with arcade-like elements

Publisher: Vic Tokai

Arbalester

Arbalester

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: SETA

Kenny Dalglish Soccer Manager

Kenny Dalglish Soccer Manager

Platform: Commodore 64[2] ZX Spectrum[2] Atari ST[2] Atari 8-bit family[2] Amstrad CPC[2] Amiga

Genre: Association football management

Final Lap Twin

Final Lap Twin

Platform: PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16

Genre: Racing RPG

Publisher: JP Namco; NA NEC

Demon's World/Horror Story

Demon's World/Horror Story

Platform: Arcade, PC Engine (as Horror Story)

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Taito Corporation Toaplan (in some regions)


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