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Friday 14 April 1989

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dafina Zeqiri and Joe Haden. In that special week of April people in US were listening to She Drives Me Crazy by Fine Young Cannibals. In UK Eternal Flame by The Bangles was in the top 5 hits. Field of Dreams, directed by Phil Alden Robinson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while The Fortune by Michael Korda was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Jim Henson Hour. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Baseball Simulator 1.000 or Bumpy.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Field of Dreams

Directed by: Phil Alden Robinson

Starring: Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta

Country: United States

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Pet Sematary

Directed by: Mary Lambert

Starring: Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Fred Gwynne

Country: United States

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Say Anything...

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

Starring: John Cusack, Ione Skye, John Mahoney

Country: United States

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Directed by: Albert Pyun

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Deborah Richter, Vincent Klyn

Country: United States

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Major League

Directed by: David Ward

Starring: Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Grim Tales

Starring: Rik Mayall

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Red Dwarf

Written by: Rob Grant, Doug Naylor

Starring: Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Chris Barrie, Robert Llewellyn

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 14 April 1989 ?

  • Vishu - Harvest festival in Kerala, India.
  • N'Ko Alphabet Day - the anniversary of the day the N'Ko alphabet was completed in 1949.
  • Tamil New Year - Celebrations for Tamils all over the world.
  • New Year Celebrations in parts of India and whole of Sri Lanka.
  • Baisakhi - Celebrations in Punjab, India.
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  • In the Iran-Contra trial, Oliver North's case goes to the jury.
  • 1,100,000,000th Chinese born.
  • The U.S. government seizes the Irvine, CA Lincoln Savings and Loan Association Charles Keating (for whom the Keating Five were named – John McCain among them) eventually goes to jail, as part of the massive 1980s Savings and Loan Crisis which costs U.S. taxpayers nearly $200 billion in bailouts, and many people their life savings. NY Times May 3, 1990
  • The death of Hu Yaobang, which sparks the beginning of the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
  • The Hillsborough disaster, one of the biggest tragedies in European football, claims the life of 96 Liverpool supporters.

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

The Fortune

By: Michael Korda

Twenty-four-year-old Alexa Walden secretly married 64-year-old millionaire Arthur Bannerman. And after his death, Alexa finds herself tainted with scandal and pitted against the powerful and privileged world of the New York

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Second Chances

By: Judith S. Wallerstein and Sandra Blakeslee

Men, Women & Children A Decade After Divorce: Who Wins, Who Loses- And Why

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Breathing Lessons

By: Anne Tyler

Maggie and Ira Moran have been married for twenty-eight years–and it shows: in their quarrels, in their routines, in their ability to tolerate with affection each other’s eccentricities.

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By: Danielle Steel

Young, innocent and strikingly beautiful Crystal Wyatt was an outcast, envied and resented by all but her devoted father, with whom she shared a deep love for their remote California ranch.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

A-10 Tank Killer

Platform: Amiga, DOS

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: Dynamix

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Bad News Baseball

Platform: NES

Genre: Traditional baseball simulation

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Baseball Simulator 1.000

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Baseball

Publisher: Culture Brain

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Platform: ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC

Genre: Platform game

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The Final Fantasy Legend

Platform: Game Boy, WonderSwan Color, mobile phones, Android

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: NA Sunsoft (GB re-release)

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