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Friday 13 October 1989

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Najee De-Tiege and Breno Borges. 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. Look Who's Talking, directed by Amy Heckerling, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while Roseanne by Roseanne Barr was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Around the World in 80 Days. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Conflict or Final Fight.
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 ?

Around the World in 80 Days

Written by: Jules Verne

Starring: Michael Palin, Basil Pao

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Blackadder Goes Forth

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Doctor Doctor

Written by: Norman Steinberg

Starring: Matt Frewer, Julius Carry, Beau Gravitte, Maureen Mueller

Country: United States

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Absolutely

Starring: Peter Baikie, Morwenna Banks, Jack Docherty, Moray Hunter

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Storyteller

Written by: Jim Henson

Starring: John Hurt, Brian Henson, Frederick Warder, David Greenaway

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

Look Who's Talking

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

Starring: John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Olympia Dukakis

Country: United States

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Mystery Train

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Masatoshi Nagase, Youki Kudoh, Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Country: United States

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My Left Foot

Directed by: Jim Sheridan

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Alison Whelan

Country: United States

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Black Rain

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia, Ken Takakura

Country: United States

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Sea of Love

Directed by: Harold Becker

Starring: Al Pacino, Ellen Barkin, John Goodman

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 October 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • RC Saints - translation (1163) of Saint Edward the Confessor; memorial of Saint Gerald of Aurillac
  • Roman festivals - Fontanalia: festival dedicated to Fontus
  • French Republican Calendar - POche (Peach) Day, twenty-second day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • John Peel Day - A day celebrating the life and influence of the late John Peel.
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Facts:
  • Bob Quinn resigns as New York Yankee VP / GM and replaced by Harding Peterson
  • Dow Jones down 190.58 points
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunges 190.58 points, or 6.91 percent, to close at 2,569.26 most likely after the junk bond market collapses. This mini-crash becomes known as the Friday the 13th mini-crash.
  • Jay Ward, animator (Rocky and His Friends), dies at age 69 of cancer.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Adoption -- Oct. 9, 1989
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9193
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: A Day in the Life of China -- Oct. 2, 1989

Books

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

Roseanne

By: Roseanne Barr

An autobiography which tells the story of a fat, Jewish girl brought up in Salt Lake City. She relates stories of her childhood and the year she spent in an asylum,

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I Want To Grow Hair, I Want To Grow Up, I Want To Go To Boise

By: Erma Bombeck

This is a heartwarming book about kids surviving cancer. America's favorite family writer brings us the stories of children who have every hope of beating the odds and living to drive

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Among Schoolchildren

By: Tracy Kidder

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.

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Love'S Executioner

By: Irvin D. Yalom

The collection of ten absorbing tales by master psychotherapist Irvin D. Yalom uncovers the mysteries, frustrations, pathos, and humor at the heart of the therapeutic encounter.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Archipelagos

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS

Genre: action/strategy

Publisher: Logotron

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Conflict

Platform: NES

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Vic Tokai

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Final Fight

Platform: Arcade, Capcom Power System Changer, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, PlayStation 2, Mega-CD, ZX Spectrum, Super NES, X68000, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation Portable, iOS

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Capcom

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Ganbare Goemon 2

Platform: Famicom, i-revo

Genre: Action-Adventure

Publisher: Konami

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Chicago 90

Chicago 90

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Amiga 500/600 (OCS/ECS), IBM PC (DOS)

Genre: Action, racing game

Publisher: Microïds


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