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Thursday January 12, 1989

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on January 12, 1989). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Axel Witsel and Thiemo-Jérôme Kialka. 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 The Lyre Of Orpheus by Robertson Davies was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Dirty Dancing. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Australian Rules Football or Double Dunk.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 12 January 1989

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

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

Country: United States

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Baxter

Directed by: Jérôme Boivin

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

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Winter People

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

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

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Gleaming the Cube

Directed by: Graeme Clifford

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

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The January Man

Directed by: Pat O'Connor

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

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Dirty Dancing

Directed by: lionsgate

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The Bottom Line

Directed by: Tom Rulon

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A Fine Romance

Carrusel

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

Country: Mexico

Dolphin Cove

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 January 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
  • In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
  • In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
  • Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
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Facts:
  • 6 claim to survive in rubble, 35 days after Armenian quake (hoax)
  • Idi Amin expelled from Zaire.
  • George Bush names William Bennett to be his Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy and James Watkins as Secretary of Energy.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 12, 1989 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

The Lyre Of Orpheus

By: Robertson Davies

A magnificent, new novel from a masterful writer--the conclusion to the trilogy that began with The Rebel Angels and continued in the bestselling What's Bred in the Bone.

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Christmas In America

By: David Cohen

Christmas In America: Images Of The Holiday Season By 100 Of America's Leading P

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One

By: Richard Bach

I gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth it?

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Love In The Time Of Cholera

By: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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.

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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

Caliber .50

Caliber .50

Platform: Arcade, Sega Genesis/Megadrive

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Mentrix Software[1] (Genesis/Megadrive)

Double Dunk

Double Dunk

Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Traditional basketball simulation

Publisher: Atari

Australian Rules Football

Australian Rules Football

Platform: C64 ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC

Genre: Sports

Chip's Challenge

Platform: Windows, MS-DOS, Atari Lynx, Atari ST, Amiga, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Atari (Atari Lynx); U.S. Gold (Atari ST, Amiga, ZX Spectrum); Epyx (MS-DOS); Microsoft Home (Windows)

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Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Dangerous Liaisons

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Memories of Me

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No Holds Barred

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The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

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Chances Are

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