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Friday 13 January 1989

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Doug Martin and Beau Mirchoff. 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. Sex, Lies, and Videotape, directed by Steven Soderbergh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while The Last Lion by William Manchester was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Carrusel. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dragon Breed or East vs. West: Berlin 1948.
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 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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

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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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Directed by: Frank Oz

Starring: Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly

Country: United States

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Rain Man

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 January 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • In Sweden, Christmas ends on the 20th day, St. Knut's Day. Children celebrate a party throwing out the Christmas tree (julgransplundring).
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Joe Spinell: Actor (Maniac, Star Crash, Strike Force), dies at 51.
Facts:
  • Friday the 13th virus strikes hundreds of IBM computers in Britain
  • Computers across Britain hit by Friday the 13th virus
  • Subway gunman Bernhard Goetz begins 1-year jail sentence
  • Ruins of Mashkan-shapir (occupied 2050-1720 BC) found in Iraq.
  • Jerry Parks, Oklahoma defensive back, charged with shooting a teammate.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Gene Hackman & Willem Dafoe -- Jan. 9, 1989
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9152
  • Time: Wrapped globe by Christo

Books

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

The Last Lion

By: William Manchester

Spanning the years 1940 to 1965, The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm begins shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister—when Great Britain stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi

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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 Shell Seekers

By: Rosamunde Pilcher

"A huge warm saga . . . A deeply satisfying story written with love and confidence." --Maeve Binchy in The New York Times Book ReviewFor the first time ever in trade

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Alaska

By: James A. Michener

In this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier, James A. Michener guides us through Alaska’s fierce terrain and history, from the long-forgotten past to the bustling present.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur

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

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Infocom

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Dragon Breed

Dragon Breed

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Sinclair ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up#Scrolling shootersScrolling shooter

F29 Retaliator

Platform: DOS, Amiga, Atari ST, FM Towns, NEC PC-9801

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: Ocean Software

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East vs. West: Berlin 1948

East vs. West: Berlin 1948

Platform: DOS Amiga Atari ST

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Rainbow Arts

Gang Wars

Platform: Arcade

Genre: 2D Beat 'em up

Publisher: JP SNK; NA SNK

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