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Thursday 16 March 1989

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Blake Griffin and Tamara Kalinic. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Lost In Your Eyes by Debbie Gibson. In UK Too Many Broken Hearts by Jason Donovan was in the top 5 hits. Leviathan, directed by George P. Cosmatos, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while A Bright Shining Lie by Neil Sheehan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Just Say Julie. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Advanced Xoru or Golden Axe.
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 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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Mystery Science Theater 3000

Written by: Joel Hodgson

Starring: Kevin Murphy, Trace Beaulieu, Jim Mallon, Michael J. Nelson

Country: United States

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American Experience

Written by: Henry Hampton, Stephen Fitzmeyer

Starring: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Leviathan

Directed by: George P. Cosmatos

Starring: Peter Weller, Richard Crenna, Amanda Pays

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: John Neville, Eric Idle, Sarah Polley

Country: United States

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The 'Burbs

Directed by: Joe Dante

Starring: Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher

Country: United States

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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Directed by: Stephen Herek

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin

Country: United States

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Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 March 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
  • Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
  • Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
  • Saint Eusebia (+680)
  • Saint Benedicta (+1260)
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • The Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union approves agricultural reforms allowing farmers the right to lease state-owned farms for life.

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Magazine Covers

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  • Time: Illustration by Petra Mathers
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9162
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: John Tower -- Mar. 6, 1989

Books

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

A Bright Shining Lie

By: Neil Sheehan

ONE OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED BOOKS OF OUR TIME25th ANNIVERSARY EDITIONWhen he came to Vietnam in 1962, Lieutenant Colonel John Paul Vann was the one clear-sighted participant in an enterpirse riddled

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Parting The Waters

By: Taylor Branch

In volume one of his America in the King Years, Pulitzer Prize winner Taylor Branch gives a masterly account of the American civil rights movement.Hailed

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The Edge

By: Dick Francis

A high-class, transcontinental horse-racing junket should be an idyllic getaway for the super-rich.But one passenger on this train is a sociopath, a genius at blackmail and criminal corruption—and he plans to

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The Sands Of Time

By: Sidney Sheldon

Spain. A land of eternal passion and unceasing bloodshed. From the vengeance of a pitiless tyrant, four women flee the sacred, once-safe walls of a convent: LUCIA, the proud survivor harboring a murderous secret from the savage clan wars of ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Advanced Xoru

Advanced Xoru

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Interactive fiction, role-playing

Publisher: Castle Technologies

Golden Axe

Platform: Arcade, Sega Genesis, Master System, DOS, Amiga, Atari ST, Amstrad, Commodore 64, iOS, PC Engine CD, WonderSwan Color, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Sega

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Australian Rules Football

Australian Rules Football

Platform: C64 ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC

Genre: Sports

Blockout

Platform: Arcade, Mega Drive/Genesis, Commodore 64, Amiga, PC, Atari Lynx, Atari ST, Apple IIGS, Macintosh

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: California Dreams (computer versions) American Technos (arcade version)

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Golden Axe

Platform: Arcade, Sega Genesis, Master System, DOS, Amiga, Atari ST, Amstrad, Commodore 64, iOS, PC Engine CD, WonderSwan Color, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Sega

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