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Monday 13 February 1989

It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jeff Fabre and Carly McKillip. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Straight Up by Paula Abdul. In UK Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart by Marc Almond featuring Gene Pitney was in the top 5 hits. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, directed by Stephen Herek, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while Storming Intrepid by Payne Harrison was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Just Say Julie. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Baseball Simulator 1.000 or SimCity.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Directed by: Stephen Herek

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin

Country: United States

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The 'Burbs

Directed by: Joe Dante

Starring: Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher

Country: United States

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Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher

Country: United States

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Working Girl

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver

Country: United States

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Dangerous Liaisons

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Starring: Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer

Country: United States

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TV Series

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The New Yankee Workshop

Starring: Norm Abram

Country: United States

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You Rang, M'Lord?

Starring: Paul Shane, Jeffrey Holland, Su Pollard, Donald Hewlett

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Rainbow

Starring: Imogen Stubbs, Martin Wenner, Jane Gurnett, Colin Tarrant

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Mystery Science Theater 3000

Written by: Joel Hodgson

Starring: Kevin Murphy, Trace Beaulieu, Jim Mallon, Michael J. Nelson

Country: United States

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American Experience

Written by: Henry Hampton, Stephen Fitzmeyer

Starring: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 February 1989 ?

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Famous Deaths:
  • Salvadoran army attacks Encuentros hospital, rapes, kills patients
  • Kidnapped Belgian Premier Vanden Boeynants is freed.
  • Oklahoma football player Charles Thompson is charged with selling cocaine; he is later sentenced to two years in prison.

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

Storming Intrepid

By: Payne Harrison

"A stunning success...A literally out-of-this-world chess game of nuclear proportions."THE BALTIMORE SUNWhat begins as a routine voyage of a space shuttle carrying Star Wars technology, turns into a harrowing nightmare in

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French Kiss

By: Eric Van Lustbader

Written by the author of "The Ninja", "The Miko" and "Jian", this story of violent passion brings together East and West in the search for the mythical Prey Dauw - a

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By: Robin Cook

In Mutation, Robin Cook's masterpiece of techno-medical suspense, Dr. Cook tells a story as chilling and real as today's headlines. On the forefront of surrogate parenting and genetic research, it

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Baseball Simulator 1.000

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Baseball

Publisher: Culture Brain

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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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Eye of Horus

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, PC (MS-DOS), Commodore 64

Publisher: Logotron

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Garfield: Winter's Tail

Garfield: Winter's Tail

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: The Edge


Platform: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS, Wii, PlayStation, Nintendo 64, Nintendo 64DD, PlayStation Network, Nintendo DS, Acorn Archimedes, Acorn Electron, Amiga, Amiga CDTV, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BBC Micro,

Genre: Construction and management simulation, city-building

Publisher: Electronic Arts, Brøderbund, Maxis, Nintendo, Superior Software, Acornsoft, Infogrames Entertainment, SA, Zoo Digital Publishing

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