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Tuesday 15 August 1989

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Carlos Pena Jr and Carlos Pena. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx. In UK Swing The Mood by Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers was in the top 5 hits. Uncle Buck, directed by John Hughes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while The Negotiator by Frederick Forsyth was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Interceptor. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Dark Heart of Uukrul or ElectroCop.
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 ?

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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Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Grim Tales

Starring: Rik Mayall

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

Uncle Buck

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Louisa Kelly

Country: United States

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The Abyss

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn

Country: United States

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Lock Up

Directed by: John Flynn

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Donald Sutherland, John Amos

Country: United States

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Parenthood

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Wiest

Country: United States

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When Harry Met Sally...

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 August 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
  • Acadie ? National Day
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Cancer sufferer / SF Giant pitcher Dave Dravecky breaks arm on mound
  • Frederik de Klerk becomes President of South Africa
  • Giorgio Lamberti swims world record 200m free style (1:46.69)
  • In 2nd start since after cancer treatment, Giants Dave Dravecky breaks his pitching arm while throwing to Tim Raines
  • US Venus probe Magellan launched from Space shuttle

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

  • Time: America's plight in the Lebanon hostage conflict.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9185
  • Time: Is She Worth It?' news anchor Diane Sawyer.

Books

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

The Negotiator

By: Frederick Forsyth

Frederick Forsyth, master of the international thriller, retums with an electrifying story of a man of immense power and a conspiracy to crush the President of the United States.

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All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten

By: Robert Fulghum

Twenty-five years ago, Robert Fulghum published a simple credo—a credo that became the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.

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The Satanic Verses

By: Salman Rushdie

One of the most controversial and acclaimed novels ever written, The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie’s best-known and most galvanizing book.

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Knight In Shining Armor

By: Jude Deveraux

Once upon a time . . . as a fair maiden lay weeping upon a cold tombstone, her heartfelt desire was suddenly made real before her: tall, broad of shoulder, attired

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Dark Heart of Uukrul

The Dark Heart of Uukrul

Platform: Apple II, MS-DOS

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Brøderbund

E-Type

Platform: BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Acorn Archimedes (RISC OS)

Genre: Racing

Publisher: The Fourth Dimension

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Crack Down

Platform: Arcade, Mega Drive/Genesis, Atari ST, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Sega U.S. Gold (home computer versions)

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Dynamite Duke

Platform: Arcade, Mega Drive/Genesis, Master System, X68000

Genre: Cabal shooter

Publisher: Seibu Kaihatsu (arcade) Sega (SMS, Genesis)

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ElectroCop

Platform: Atari Lynx

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari

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