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Saturday 16 December 1989

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nya Lee and Vincent Cyr. In that special week of December people in US were listening to We Didn't Start The Fire by Billy Joel. In UK You Got It (The Right Stuff) by New Kids On The Block was in the top 5 hits. Always, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while Swan Lake by Mark Helprin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Simpsons. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Final Fight or Ghost Lion.
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 Simpsons

Written by: James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Sam Simon

Starring: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Country: United States

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True Blue

Written by: David J. Kinghorn

Starring: John Bolger, Leo Burmester, Nestor Serrano, Grant Show

Country: United States

The Staggering Stories of Ferdinand De Bargos

Starring: Susie Blake

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Bonne espérance

Starring: Constanze Engelbrecht

Country: France

Join In!

Written by: Jed MacKay

Starring: Marty Brier, Pamela Sinha, Mishu Vellani, Rudy Webb

Country: Canada

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Tango & Cash

Directed by: Andrei Konchalovsky

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher

Country: United States

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Born on the Fourth of July

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Starring: Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava

Country: United States

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Always

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, Brad Johnson

Country: United States

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Glory

Directed by: Edward Zwick

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes

Country: United States

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The Wizard

Directed by: Todd Holland

Starring: Fred Savage, Luke Edwards, Jenny Lewis

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 December 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - O Sapientia ; Adelaide of Italy
  • South Africa - Day of Reconciliation
  • Nepal - Constitution Day (To be confirmed)
  • Kazakhstan - Independence Day
  • Bahrain - National Day
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 16 December
Famous Deaths:
  • Oscar Alfredo Galvez: Argentine racing driver (Born 1913).
  • Silvana Mangano: Italian actress who became a sultry star in 1949 with her role in "Bitter Rice.
  • Lee Van Cleef: One of the great movie villains, Lee Van Cleef started out as an accountant.
  • Aileen Pringle: Actress (Age of Consent, Convicted, Night Parade).
Facts:
  • Protests break out in Timisoara in response to an attempt by the government to evict dissident Hungarian pastor Laszlo Tokes.
  • Walter LeRoy Moody begins his terrorist bombing streak when he sends Judge Robert Smith Vance a bomb in the mail, instantly killing him near his house in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Sport Games on 16 December 1989

NFL
American Football
  • Dallas Cowboys - New York Giants : 0 - 15
  • Denver Broncos - Phoenix Cardinals : 37 - 0
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Building a New World'
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9203
  • Time: Sculpture for TIME by Marisol, Courtesy Sidney Janis Gallery, New York

Books

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

Swan Lake

By: Mark Helprin

The two-time Caldecott medalist illustrates Mark Helprin's enchanting story of the characters in Tchaikovsky's famous ballet.

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The Renegades Of Pern

By: Anne McCaffrey

As long as the people of Pern could remember, the Holds had protected them from Thread, the deadly silver strands that fell from the sky and ravaged the land.

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The Dark Half

By: Stephen King

Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic “wondrously frightening” (Publishers Weekly) #1 New York Times bestseller about a writer’s horrific and haunting pseudonym.“I’m back...I’m back from the dead and you don’t seem glad to see me at all, you ungrateful ...

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Caribbean

By: James A. Michener

In this acclaimed classic novel, James A. Michener sweeps readers off to the Caribbean, bringing to life the eternal allure and tumultuous history of this glittering string of islands.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Demon Sword

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Action / Platformer

Publisher: Taito

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Dirt Fox

Dirt Fox

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Namco

Dr. Plummet's House of Flux

Dr. Plummet's House of Flux

Platform: Amiga

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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Ghost Lion

Platform: NES

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Kemco

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