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Thursday 12 January 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. Baxter, directed by Jérôme Boivin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while Child Star by Shirley Temple Black was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Dirty Dancing. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Drakkhen or Big Run - The Supreme 4WD Challenge.
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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 ?

Baxter

Directed by: Jérôme Boivin

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

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The Terror Within

Directed by: Thierry Notz

Starring: Andrew Stevens, Starr Andreeff, George Kennedy, Terri Treas

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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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Supersense

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A Fine Romance

Carrusel

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

Country: Mexico

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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
Famous Birthdays:
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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

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

Life magazine Beano comics

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Books

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

Child Star

By: Shirley Temple Black

Shirley Temple. She was a curly-topped moppet with a saucy grin that lit up the screen and an irrepressible spirit that won America's heart.

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Dear Mili

By: Wilhelm Grimm

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.

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Mitla Pass

By: Leon Uris

Writer Gideon Zadok leaves the glitter of Hollywood for the newly created State of Israel, where he learns much about himself and love while covering a dangerous military operation

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The First Salute

By: Barbara W. Tuchman

Barbara W. Tuchman, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the classic The Guns of August, turns her sights homeward with this brilliant, insightful narrative of the Revolutionary War.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Circus Caper

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Platform Action

Publisher: Toho

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Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle

Platform: Mega Drive/Genesis, Virtual Console, Mega Drive Handheld, Cloud (OnLive)

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Sega

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Castle of the Winds

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Roguelike

Publisher: Epic MegaGames

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Drakkhen

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

Genre: Role-playing game

Publisher: Infogrames

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Big Run - The Supreme 4WD Challenge

Big Run - The Supreme 4WD Challenge

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Racing game

Publisher: Jaleco

Home videos

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

The Great Outdoors

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Phantasm II

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Everybody's All-American

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True Believer

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Poltergeist III

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