Thursday October 12, 1989

US date format: 10/12/1989, UK date format: 12/10/1989

It was Thursday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 12, 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 Paulo Henrique Ganso and Anna Ohmiya. 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. Fat Man and Little Boy, directed by Roland Joffé, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while Blessings by Belva Plain was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl. If you liked videogames you were probably playing DJ Boy or Dungeon Explorer.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
  • French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
  • Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
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Events

  • Musical Buddy with Paul Hipp premieres in London
  • Herschel Walker is traded from Dallas Cowboys to Minnesota Vikings for 12 players.

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Movies

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Fat Man and Little Boy

Fat Man and Little Boy

Directed by: Roland Joffé

Starring: Paul Newman, Dwight Schultz, Bonnie Bedelia, John Cusack

Ghosts Can't Do It

Ghosts Can't Do It

Directed by: John Derek

Starring: Bo Derek, Anthony Quinn, Don Murray, Julie Newmar

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

TV Series

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Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl

Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl

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

Days to next October 12

If October 12, 1989 is your birthday you're 30 years, 11 months, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 16 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Blessings by Belva Plain

Blessings

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At thirty-six, Jennie Rakowsky's dreams were coming true. She was about to marry a wonderful man, her career as a lawyer was skyrocketing, and she had never been more beautiful.

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.

Polar Star by Martin Cruz Smith

Polar Star

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He made too many enemies. He lost his party membership. Once Moscow’s top criminal investigator, Arkady Renko now toils in obscurity on a Russian factory ship working with American trawlers in

Tales From Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett

Tales From Margaritaville

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Margaritaville may not appear on a map, but it does exist--at least in the brilliantly creative, sometimes slightly skewed imagination of Jimmy Buffett.

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Ghost Lion

Ghost Lion

Platform: NES

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Kemco

Arbalester

Arbalester

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: SETA

DJ Boy

DJ Boy

Platform: Arcade, Sega Genesis

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Kaneko, Sammy

Dungeon Explorer

Dungeon Explorer

Platform: PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16, Virtual Console, PlayStation Network

Genre: Action role-playing, hack and slash

Publisher: Hudson Soft

Deathtrack

Deathtrack

Platform: PC (DOS)

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Activision


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