Friday September 08, 1989

US date format: 9/8/1989, UK date format: 8/9/1989

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on September 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 Avicii and Esmeralda Pimentel. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Hangin' Tough by New Kids On The Block. In UK Ride On Time by Black Box was in the top 5 hits. A Dry White Season, directed by Euzhan Palcy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Karate Kid. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bandit Kings of Ancient China or Blood Money.
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Historical Events

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Events

  • George Brett gets his 2,500th hit
  • Mausoleum of Beatrice of Brabant (1288) discovered in Kortrijk Belgium
  • Norwegian Convair 580 crashes at Jutland in sea (55 murder)

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Movies

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A Dry White Season

A Dry White Season

Directed by: Euzhan Palcy

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Zakes Mokae, Jürgen Prochnow

Sea of Love

Sea of Love

Directed by: Harold Becker

Starring: Al Pacino, Ellen Barkin, John Goodman, Michael Rooker

Country: United States of America

The Blood of Heroes

The Blood of Heroes

Directed by: David Webb Peoples

Starring: Rutger Hauer, Joan Chen, Delroy Lindo, Anna Katarina

Chattahoochee

Chattahoochee

Directed by: Mick Jackson

Starring: Gary Oldman, Dennis Hopper, Frances McDormand, Pamela Reed

Staying Together

Staying Together

Directed by: Lee Grant

Starring: Sean Astin, Stockard Channing, Melinda Dillon, Jim Haynie

TV Series

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The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid

Directed by: John Avildsen

Open House

Open House

Directed by: Andrew Paquin

Homeroom

Homeroom

Dink, the Little Dinosaur

Dink, the Little Dinosaur

Sister Kate

Sister Kate

Days to next September 08

If September 08, 1989 is your birthday you're 31 years, 18 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 13 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking

A Brief History Of Time

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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

Summer Of '49 by David Halberstam

Summer Of '49

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With incredible skill, passion, and insight, Pulitzer Prize–winningauthor David Halberstam returns us to a glorious time when the dreams of a now almost forgotten America rested on the crack of a

Joshua And The Children by Joseph F. Girzone

Joshua And The Children

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The Story Continues... Joseph F. Girzone has woven another magical story, a modern-day parable, in Joshua and the Children, which gracefully continues the teachings and inspirations from his previous bestseller,

The Temple Of My Familiar by Alice Walker

The Temple Of My Familiar

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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

Talking God by Tony Hillerman

Talking God

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Reunited by a grave robber and a corpse, Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn is trying to determine the identity of a murder victim, while Officer Jim Chee is arresting Smithsonian

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Bandit Kings of Ancient China

Bandit Kings of Ancient China

Platform: MSX, NES, DOS, Amiga, Apple Macintosh, Sega Saturn, PlayStation

Genre: Turn-Based Strategy Simulation/Strategy RPG Turn-Based Tactics

Clash at Demonhead

Clash at Demonhead

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Action-adventure Platformer

Publisher: Vic Tokai

Blood Money

Blood Money

Platform: Amiga Atari ST Commodore 64 PC (MS-DOS)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Psygnosis

Drakkhen

Drakkhen

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

Genre: Role-playing game

Publisher: Infogrames

Arcus II: Silent Symphony

Arcus II: Silent Symphony

Platform: Sharp X68000, NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-9801, MSX

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Wolf Team


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