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Friday 17 November 1989

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio (see planets position on November 17, 1989). The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Iamsu and Nickatnyte . In that special week of November people in US were listening to When I See You Smile by Bad English. In UK All Around The World by Lisa Stansfield was in the top 5 hits. Back to the Future Part II, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while My Turn by Nancy Reagan with William Novak was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Sweet Life. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Risk: The World Conquest Game or Grand Monster Slam.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 17 November 1989

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Movies

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

Back to the Future Part II

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson

Country: United States

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Willy the Sparrow

Directed by: József Gémes

Starring: Levente Igaz, Klári Tolnay, József Székhelyi, Eszter Kárász

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Valmont

Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: Colin Firth, Annette Bening, Meg Tilly, Fairuza Balk

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Prancer

Directed by: John D. Hancock

Starring: Sam Elliott, Cloris Leachman, Rutanya Alda, Abe Vigoda

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Harlem Nights

Directed by: Eddie Murphy

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, Danny Aiello

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TV Series

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

The Sweet Life

Directed by: Rob Spera

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Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl

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Blackadder Goes Forth

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Alien Nation

Directed by: Graham Baker

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Baywatch

Directed by: Seth Gordon

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 November 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • Slovakia - Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day commemorating the beginning of the Velvet Revolution in 1989.
  • Life Day
  • International Students Day
  • R.C. Saints - Elisabeth of Hungary; Gregory of Tours; Hilda of Whitby; Hugh of Lincoln
  • Also see November 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Bret Saberhagen signs record $2,966,667 per year Kansas City Royals contract.
  • Cold War: Velvet Revolution begins: In Czechoslovakia, a student demonstration in Prague is quelled by riot police. This sparks an uprising aimed at overthrowing the communist government (it succeeds on December 29).
  • Buena Vista releases the Walt Disney Pictures animated feature film The Little Mermaid to theaters. It cost over US$23 million to make.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on November 17, 1989 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Books

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

My Turn

By: Nancy Reagan with William Novak

In these memoirs, Nancy Reagan talks about her role in the Reagan administration, the assassination attempt, their bouts with cancer, their family disagreements and personal betrayals over eight years in the White House.

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Head First

By: Norman Cousins

"An eloquent plea for two needed emphases: more humane doctor-patient relations, and greater patient involvement in the struggle with disease."—Melvin

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California Gold

By: John Jakes

One man’s ambitious journey into the heart of California’s gold country becomes a pursuit for limitless wealth in the face of devastating ruinAt the height of California’s Gold Rush, men left

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Poodle Springs

By: Raymond Chandler and Robert B. Parker

When Raymond Chandler died in 1959, he left behind the first four chapters of a new Philip Marlowe thriller. Now three decades later, Robert B.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Grand Monster Slam

Grand Monster Slam

Platform: Amiga Atari ST Commodore 64 PC

Genre: Fantasy sports game

Publisher: Rainbow Arts

Dogs of War

Dogs of War

Platform: Atari ST, AmigaOS

ALF

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Sega

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Risk: The World Conquest Game

Risk: The World Conquest Game

Platform: DOS

Publisher: Virgin Mastertronic International

Darius II

Darius II

Platform: Mega Drive/Genesis, Game Boy, PC Engine (Super CD-ROM²), Master System, Sega Saturn, Wii (Virtual Console)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: JP NEC (PCECD) EU SEGA (SMS) SA Tec Toy (MD/SMS); JP NEC (PCECD); EU SEGA (SMS); SA Tec Toy (MD/SMS)

Home videos

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

When Harry Met Sally...

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The Wizard of Oz

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I'm Gonna Git You Sucka

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Bull Durham

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Great Balls of Fire!

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