Sunday January 15, 1989

US date format: 1/15/1989, UK date format: 15/1/1989

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 15, 1989). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Flux Pavilion and Alexei Cherepanov. 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 Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Bottom Line. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 688 Attack Sub or Deathtrack.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Kerala in India - Makaravilakku or Makara Sankranthy at Sabarimala.
  • Jallikattu in South India.
  • United States - Traditionally, Martin Luther King Day.
  • North Korea - Korean Alphabet Day.
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Events

  • Cerberal Palsy telethon raises US$22,600,000.
  • 10th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins 35 awards.
  • Betsy King wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic.
  • Thirty-five European nations, meeting in Vienna, agree to strengthen human rights and strengthen East-West trade.

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Movies

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Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher, Laura San Giacomo

Country: United States of America

Baxter

Baxter

Directed by: Jérôme Boivin

Starring: Lise Delamare, Jean Mercure, Jacques Spiesser, Catherine Ferran

Winter People

Winter People

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

Starring: Kurt Russell, Kelly McGillis, Lloyd Bridges, Mitchell Ryan

Gleaming the Cube

Gleaming the Cube

Directed by: Graeme Clifford

Starring: Christian Slater, Steven Bauer, Richard Herd, Le Tuan

The January Man

The January Man

Directed by: Pat O'Connor

Starring: Kevin Kline, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Susan Sarandon, Harvey Keitel

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TV Series

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The Bottom Line

The Bottom Line

Directed by: Tom Rulon

Fauji

Fauji

Directed by: Col. Kapoor

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan

Country: India

A Fine Romance

A Fine Romance

Carrusel

Carrusel

Starring: Gabriela Rivero, Augusto Benedico, Armando Calvo, Odiseo Bichir

Country: Mexico

Dolphin Cove

Dolphin Cove

Days to next January 15

If January 15, 1989 is your birthday you're 31 years, 8 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 22 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Love In The Time Of Cholera

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In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic.

The Queen Of The Damned by Anne Rice

The Queen Of The Damned

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In a feat of virtuoso storytelling, Anne Rice unleashes Akasha, the queen of the damned, who has risen from a six-thousand-year sleep to let loose the powers of the night.

Final Flight by Stephen Coonts

Final Flight

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The most daring -- and deadly -- terrorist plot of all time is about to unfold aboard the supercarrier USS United States.

Dear Mili by Wilhelm Grimm

Dear Mili

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On September 28, 1983, the discovery of a previously unknown tale by Wilhelm Grimm was reported on the front page of The New York Times.

The Last Lion by William Manchester

The Last Lion

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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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Gazza's Superstar Soccer

Gazza's Superstar Soccer

Platform: Amiga 500/600, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Atari ST, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Empire Interactive

B.A.T.

B.A.T.

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Adventure, role-playing video game

Publisher: Ubisoft

After The War

After The War

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Coin-op

Genre: Action

Publisher: Dinamic Software

688 Attack Sub

688 Attack Sub

Platform: DOS, Amiga, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, NEC PC-9801

Genre: Submarine simulator

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Deathtrack

Deathtrack

Platform: PC (DOS)

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Activision


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