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Wednesday 13 December 1989

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Katherine Schwarzenegger and Taylor Swift. In that special week of December people in US were listening to We Didn't Start The Fire by Billy Joel. In UK You Got It (The Right Stuff) by New Kids On The Block was in the top 5 hits. The Wizard, directed by Todd Holland, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while Chili Dawgs Always Bark At Night by Lewis Grizzard was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Simpsons. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur or Dogs of War.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

The Simpsons

Written by: James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Sam Simon

Starring: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Country: United States

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True Blue

Written by: David J. Kinghorn

Starring: John Bolger, Leo Burmester, Nestor Serrano, Grant Show

Country: United States

The Staggering Stories of Ferdinand De Bargos

Starring: Susie Blake

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Bonne espérance

Starring: Constanze Engelbrecht

Country: France

Join In!

Written by: Jed MacKay

Starring: Marty Brier, Pamela Sinha, Mishu Vellani, Rudy Webb

Country: Canada

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

The Wizard

Directed by: Todd Holland

Starring: Fred Savage, Luke Edwards, Jenny Lewis

Country: United States

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Glory

Directed by: Edward Zwick

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes

Country: United States

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Driving Miss Daisy

Directed by: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd

Country: United States

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Christmas Vacation

Directed by: Jeremiah Chechik

Starring: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis

Country: United States

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Back to the Future Part II

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 December 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
  • R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
  • Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
  • In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
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Facts:
  • Walter Davis (Denver Nuggets) ends NBA free throw streak of 53 games.
  • Attack on Derryard checkpoint: The Provisional Irish Republican Army launch an attack on a British Army permanent vehicle checkpoint near Rosslea, Northern Ireland. Two British soldiers are killed and one badly wounded.

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

  • Time: Building a New World'
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9203
  • Time: Sculpture for TIME by Marisol, Courtesy Sidney Janis Gallery, New York

Books

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

Chili Dawgs Always Bark At Night

By: Lewis Grizzard

"A first-rate irascible American humorist...This man Grizzard deserves high honors in the field of fun."ATLANTA JOURNAL & CONSTITUTIONIn his twelfth collection of outrageous writings, he's kinder.

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The Dark Half

By: Stephen King

Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic “wondrously frightening” (Publishers Weekly) #1 New York Times bestseller about a writer’s horrific and haunting pseudonym.“I’m back...I’m back from the dead and you don’t seem glad to see me at all, you ungrateful ...

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The Renegades Of Pern

By: Anne McCaffrey

As long as the people of Pern could remember, the Holds had protected them from Thread, the deadly silver strands that fell from the sky and ravaged the land.

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My Turn

By: Nancy Reagan with William Novak

A Bio by Nancy Reagan

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

American Dream

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Adventure Casino

Publisher: Coconuts Japan

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A-10 Tank Killer

Platform: Amiga, DOS

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: Dynamix

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Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, MS-DOS, Macintosh

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Infocom

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Day of the Viper

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, DOS

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Accolade

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Dogs of War

Platform: Atari ST, AmigaOS

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