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Tuesday 16 May 1989

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kelz Wright and Catherine Valdes. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Forever Your Girl by Paula Abdul. In UK Hand On Your Heart by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. Road House, directed by Rowdy Herrington, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while Star by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Absolutely. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cosmic Osmo and the Worlds Beyond the Mackerel or Drakkhen.
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 ?

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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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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Movies

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

Road House

Directed by: Rowdy Herrington

Starring: Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott

Country: United States

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See No Evil, Hear No Evil

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

Starring: Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Joan Severance

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 May 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint HonorT of Amiens
  • Saint Andrew Bobola
  • Saint Ubaldus
  • Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
  • Saint Simon Stock
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Facts:
  • Soviet President Mikhail S Gorbachev and Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping end a 30-year rift when they formally meet in Beijing.
  • Ethiopia Coup Attempt: Senior military officers staged a coup attempt in Ethiopia hours after President Mengistu Haile Mariam left on a visit to East Germany.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Eduard Shevardnadze -- May 15, 1989
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9172
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Cold Fusion? -- May 8, 1989

Books

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

Star

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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Cat'S Eye

By: Margaret Atwood

Cat’s Eye is the story of Elaine Risley, a controversial painter who returns to Toronto, the city of her youth, for a retrospective of her art.

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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 Night The Bear Ate Goombaw

By: Patrick F. McManus

The Night the Bear Ate GoombawMore witty cautionary tales of outdoor life, by everybody's favorite expert on the subject, Patrick F.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, MS-DOS, Macintosh

Genre: Interactive fiction

Publisher: Infocom

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Boxxle

Platform: Game Boy Game Gear

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Fujisankei Communications International

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Bruce Lee Lives

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: The Software Toolworks

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Cosmic Osmo and the Worlds Beyond the Mackerel

Cosmic Osmo and the Worlds Beyond the Mackerel

Platform: Macintosh, Microsoft Windows

Publisher: Cyan Worlds

Drakkhen

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, SNES, PC-98, FM Towns Marty, Sharp X68000

Genre: Role-playing game

Publisher: Infogrames

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