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Friday 17 November 1989

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nickatnyte and Ryan Griffin. 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 The Lost Years by J.M. Dillard was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Staggering Stories of Ferdinand De Bargos. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gates of Zendocon or F29 Retaliator.
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 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

Around the World in 80 Days

Written by: Jules Verne

Starring: Michael Palin, Basil Pao

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Gaki no tsukai ya arahende!!

Starring: Dauntaun, Hitoshi Matsumoto, Masatoshi Hamada, Hôsei Yamasaki

Country: Japan

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Back to the Future Part II

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

Country: United States

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All Dogs Go to Heaven

Directed by: Don Bluth

Starring: Dom DeLuise, Burt Reynolds, Judith Barsi

Country: United States

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The Little Mermaid

Directed by: Ron Clements

Starring: Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Rene Auberjonois

Country: United States

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Henry V

Directed by: Kenneth Branagh

Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Simon Shepherd

Country: United States

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Steel Magnolias

Directed by: Herbert Ross

Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Sally Field

Country: United States

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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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Books

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

The Lost Years

By: J.M. Dillard

After the end of the EnterpriseTM's five-year mission, Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, and Dr. McCoy struggle to establish new lives apart from each other and the starship.

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The Minotaur

By: Stephen Coonts

After flying A-6 Intruders in Vietnam and commanding an air wing in the Mediterranean, Jake Grafton is grounded. He draws assignment to the Pentagon where he takes on development of the

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Foucault'S Pendulum

By: Umberto Eco

Bored with their work, three Milanese editors cook up "the Plan," a hoax that connects the medieval Knights Templar with other occult groups from ancient to modern times.

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I Want To Grow Hair, I Want To Grow Up, I Want To Go To Boise

By: Erma Bombeck

This is a heartwarming book about kids surviving cancer. America's favorite family writer brings us the stories of children who have every hope of beating the odds and living to drive

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System, Microsoft Windows, Virtual Console

Genre: Action, platforming

Publisher: JP / NA Konami; EU Palcom

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Gates of Zendocon

Platform: Atari Lynx

Genre: Shoot-'em-up

Publisher: Atari

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A-10 Tank Killer

Platform: Amiga, DOS

Genre: Flight simulator

Publisher: Dynamix

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Baseball Simulator 1.000

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Baseball

Publisher: Culture Brain

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F29 Retaliator

Platform: DOS, Amiga, Atari ST, FM Towns, NEC PC-9801

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: Ocean Software

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