Sunday August 13, 1989

US date format: 8/13/1989, UK date format: 13/8/1989

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 13, 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 Olympe (singer) and Tomohawk1989 . In that special week of August people in US were listening to Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx. In UK Swing The Mood by Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers was in the top 5 hits. Uncle Buck, directed by John Hughes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Split Ends. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Famicom Jump: Hero Retsuden or The Astyanax.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • International Lefthanders Day
  • St. Wigbert
  • RC saints - Pontianus and Hippolytus, Radegunde (help against the pox), Cassianus of Imola (patron of shorthand-writers)
  • In Brasil, Friday 13 August (agosto) is considered to be especially filled with sorrow (desgosto)
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Events

  • 2 hot-air balloon crash at Alice Springs Australia, 13 killed
  • 71st PGA Championship: Payne Stewart shoots 276 at Kemper Lakes Golf Club - Illinois
  • US space shuttle STS-28 lands.
  • P. W. Botha resigns as President of South Africa.
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Movies

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Uncle Buck

Uncle Buck

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Louisa Kelly, Gaby Hoffmann

Country: United States of America

Let It Ride

Let It Ride

Directed by: Joe Pytka

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, David Johansen, Jennifer Tilly

Blood Red

Blood Red

Directed by: Peter Masterson

Starring: Eric Roberts, Giancarlo Giannini, Dennis Hopper, Burt Young

The Abyss

The Abyss

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn, Leo Burmester

Country: United States of America

Skinheads

Skinheads

Directed by: Greydon Clark

Starring: Chuck Connors, Barbara Bain, Jason Culp, Brian Brophy

TV Series

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Split Ends

Split Ends

Directed by: Dorothy Lyman

Tierparkgeschichten

Tierparkgeschichten

Tieta

Tieta

An Invitation to Remember

An Invitation to Remember

FM

FM

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Books

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The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

The Joy Luck Club

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Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories.

Capital Crimes by Lawrence Sanders

Capital Crimes

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A story of crime in the highest of places, the White House, as a crazy faith-healer infiltrates the government and threatens the western world as we know it.

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten

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Twenty-five years ago, Robert Fulghum published a simple credo—a credo that became the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.

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

Red Phoenix by Larry Bond

Red Phoenix

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In the aftermath of a series of student riots in Seoul, the U.S. Congress rushes a bill into law calling for the complete withdrawal of American troops from South Korea.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

750cc Grand Prix

750cc Grand Prix

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Codemasters

Famicom Jump: Hero Retsuden

Famicom Jump: Hero Retsuden

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Action RPG

Publisher: Bandai

B.A.T.

B.A.T.

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Adventure, role-playing video game

Publisher: Ubisoft

Dragon Spirit: The New Legend

Dragon Spirit: The New Legend

Platform: Famicom/NES

Genre: Action

The Astyanax

The Astyanax

Platform: Arcade, NES

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Jaleco


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