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Tuesday January 17, 1989

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on January 17, 1989). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kelly Marie Tran and Colton Rudloff. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Two Hearts by Phil Collins. In UK Especially For You by Kylie & Jason was in the top 5 hits. The Siege of Firebase Gloria, directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while One by Richard Bach was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Dirty Dancing. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Harpoon or Adventures of Lolo.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 17 January 1989

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Movies

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

The Siege of Firebase Gloria

Directed by: Brian Trenchard-Smith

Starring: Wings Hauser, R. Lee Ermey, Robert Arevalo, Mark Neely

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Ram Lakhan

Directed by: Subhash Ghai

Starring: Rakhee Gulzar, Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia

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Three Fugitives

Directed by: Francis Veber

Starring: Nick Nolte, Martin Short, Sarah Rowland Doroff, James Earl Jones

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Physical Evidence

Directed by: Michael Crichton

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Theresa Russell, Ned Beatty, Kay Lenz

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American Rampage

Directed by: David DeCoteau

Starring: Kary Jane, Thomas Elliott, Troy Donahue, Sam Hill

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Dirty Dancing

Directed by: lionsgate

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The Bottom Line

Directed by: Tom Rulon

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Mystery!: Campion

A Man Called Hawk

E Street

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 January 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Gunman opens fire in California schoolyard; 5 students slain, 30 wounded
  • Murden and Metz are 1st women to reach South Pole overland (on skis)
  • Phoenix Suns cancel game at Miami Heat, due to racial unrest in Miami, Florida.
  • Al Arbour wins his 600th NHL game as coach.
  • Cleveland School massacre: Patrick Purdy opens fire with an assault rifle at the Cleveland Elementary School playground in Stockton, California, killing five children and wounding 29 others and one teacher before taking his own life.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on January 17, 1989 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Life magazine Beano comics

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1989 ?

Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Rocio Durcal - Como Tu Mujer
  2. TU PRESA FACIL - Los Yonic's
  3. Angela Carrasco - BOCA ROSA
  4. SI EL AMOR SE VA - Roberto Carlos
  5. Asi Fue - Isabel Pantoja
  6. NO ME HABLEN DE EL - Lucerito
  7. Tu Pirata Soy Yo - Chayanne
  8. Gipsy Kings - BAMBOLEO
  9. Mijares - Uno Entre Mil
  10. EN LA NOCHE - Emmanuel
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Especially For You - Kylie & Jason
  2. Crackers International (EP) - Erasure
  3. Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart - Marc Almond featuring Gene Pitney
  4. Mike & The Mechanics - The Living Years
  5. Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance

Books

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

One

By: Richard Bach

I gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth it?

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The Last Lion

By: William Manchester

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

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The Home Planet

By: Kevin W. Kelley

Prepared under the aegis of the Association of Space Explorers and in cooperation with the Soviet agency Mir, The Home Planet conveys as no book ever has the human dimension of

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The Cardinal Of The Kremlin

By: Tom Clancy

Two men possess vital data on Russia’s Star Wars missile defense system. One of them is CARDINAL—America's highest agent in the Kremlin—and he's about to be terminated by the KGB.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Dungeon Magic: Sword of the Elements

Dungeon Magic: Sword of the Elements

Platform: NES/Famicom

Genre: Role-playing game

Publisher: Taito

Harpoon

Platform: Amiga, DOS, Macintosh

Genre: Real-time tactics[citation needed], Wargame

Publisher: Three-Sixty Pacific, PSS

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Adventures of Lolo

Adventures of Lolo

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System, Virtual Console

Genre: Puzzle-Action

Publisher: HAL America Nintendo (3DS and Wii U Virtual Console)

ElectroCop

ElectroCop

Platform: Atari Lynx

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari

Conquests of Camelot

Conquests of Camelot

Platform: MS-DOS, Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Adventure, Puzzle

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Stealing Home

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I'm Gonna Git You Sucka

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She's Out of Control

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Heathers

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Punchline

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