Wednesday January 11, 1989

US date format: 1/11/1989, UK date format: 11/1/1989

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 11, 1989). The US president was Ronald Reagan (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 Sammy Carlson and Jedidiah Goodacre. In that special week of January people in US were listening to My Prerogative by Bobby Brown. In UK Especially For You by Kylie & Jason was in the top 5 hits. Sex, Lies, and Videotape, directed by Steven Soderbergh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Bottom Line. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Advanced Xoru or Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Morocco - The Independence manifesto day.
  • Japan - Kagami-Biraki (Rice Cakes Festival).
  • Feast of the Baptism of Jesus.
  • Roman Empire - First day of Carmentalia in honor of Carmenta.
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Events

  • 140 nations agree to ban chemical weapons (poison gas, etc.).
  • Kindergarten student caught with loaded handgun at Bronx school, New York.
  • President of the United States Ronald Reagan delivers his farewell address to the nation.

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Movies

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Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher, Laura San Giacomo

Country: United States of America

Baxter

Baxter

Directed by: Jérôme Boivin

Starring: Lise Delamare, Jean Mercure, Jacques Spiesser, Catherine Ferran

Winter People

Winter People

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

Starring: Kurt Russell, Kelly McGillis, Lloyd Bridges, Mitchell Ryan

Gleaming the Cube

Gleaming the Cube

Directed by: Graeme Clifford

Starring: Christian Slater, Steven Bauer, Richard Herd, Le Tuan

The January Man

The January Man

Directed by: Pat O'Connor

Starring: Kevin Kline, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Susan Sarandon, Harvey Keitel

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TV Series

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The Bottom Line

The Bottom Line

Directed by: Tom Rulon

Fauji

Fauji

Directed by: Col. Kapoor

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan

Country: India

A Fine Romance

A Fine Romance

Carrusel

Carrusel

Starring: Gabriela Rivero, Augusto Benedico, Armando Calvo, Odiseo Bichir

Country: Mexico

Dolphin Cove

Dolphin Cove

Days to next January 11

If January 11, 1989 is your birthday you're 31 years, 8 months, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 17 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Love In The Time Of Cholera

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In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic.

The Queen Of The Damned by Anne Rice

The Queen Of The Damned

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In a feat of virtuoso storytelling, Anne Rice unleashes Akasha, the queen of the damned, who has risen from a six-thousand-year sleep to let loose the powers of the night.

Final Flight by Stephen Coonts

Final Flight

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The most daring -- and deadly -- terrorist plot of all time is about to unfold aboard the supercarrier USS United States.

Dear Mili by Wilhelm Grimm

Dear Mili

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On September 28, 1983, the discovery of a previously unknown tale by Wilhelm Grimm was reported on the front page of The New York Times.

The Last Lion by William Manchester

The Last Lion

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Spanning the years 1940 to 1965, The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm begins shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister—when Great Britain stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Break In

Break In

Platform: TurboGrafx-16, Virtual Console

Genre: Sports simulation – pool

Publisher: Naxat Soft

The Colonel's Bequest

The Colonel's Bequest

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Sierra On-Line

Advanced Xoru

Advanced Xoru

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Interactive fiction, role-playing

Publisher: Castle Technologies

Arch Rivals

Arch Rivals

Platform: Arcade, NES, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Game Gear, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, PC

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Midway Acclaim

Dragon Slayer: The Legend of Heroes

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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