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Tuesday October 17, 1989

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 17, 1989). The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tokio Emoto and Oleksandr Isakov. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Miss You Much by Janet Jackson. In UK Ride On Time by Black Box was in the top 5 hits. Kill Me Again, directed by John Dahl, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while Silent Partner by Jonathan Kellerman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl. If you liked videogames you were probably playing All American Football or Famicom Tantei Club Part II: Ushiro ni Tatsu Shōjo.
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What the sky looked like on 17 October 1989

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Movies

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

Kill Me Again

Directed by: John Dahl

Starring: Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Pat Mulligan, Nick Dimitri

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Immediate Family

Directed by: Jonathan Kaplan

Starring: Glenn Close, James Woods, Mary Stuart Masterson, Kevin Dillon

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Worth Winning

Directed by: Will Mackenzie

Starring: Mark Harmon, Madeleine Stowe, Lesley Ann Warren, Maria Holvoe

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Shocker

Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Michael Murphy, Mitch Pileggi, John Tesh, Heather Langenkamp

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Fat Man and Little Boy

Directed by: Roland Joffé

Starring: Paul Newman, Dwight Schultz, Bonnie Bedelia, John Cusack

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TV Series

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

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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The Karate Kid

Directed by: John Avildsen

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 October 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
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Facts:
  • Earthquake in SF (6.9) cancels 3rd game of World Series, kills 67
  • In Loma Prieta, California, an earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale occurs. Three events are about 1.5 and 3.0 seconds apart. Sixty-two people killed, 3,757 injured and damage estimated at US$5.6 billion.
  • 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake (7.1 on the Richter scale) hits the San Francisco Bay Area and causes 57 deaths directly (and 6 indirectly).
  • The Loma Prieta earthquake, measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale, strikes the San Francisco–Oakland region of Northern California, killing 67 people and delaying the 1989 World Series for ten days
  • The Communist leader of East Germany, Erich Honecker, is forced to step down as leader of the country after a series of health problems, and is succeeded by Egon Krenz.

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Sport Games on 17 October 1989

NFL
American Football
  • Los Angeles Rams - Buffalo Bills : 20 - 23
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 17, 1989 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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

Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Fria como el viento - Luis Miguel
  2. Gloria Estefan - Si voy a perderte
  3. Fuiste Un Trozo De Hielo En La Escarcha - Chayanne
  4. A donde vayas - Los Bukis
  5. Aunque mal paguen ellas - Roberto Carlos/Vicente Fernandez
  6. Lucerito - Cuentame
  7. Te Amo - Franco de Vita
  8. Por Ti - Yolandita Monge
  9. Ana Gabriel - Simplemente Amigos
  10. Lo Que Paso Entre Tu Y Yo...Paso - Luis Enrique

Books

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

Silent Partner

By: Jonathan Kellerman

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER At a party for a controversial Los Angeles sex therapist, Alex Delaware encounters a face from his own past—Sharon Ransom, an exquisite, alluring lover who left

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The Minotaur

By: Stephen Coonts

From a New York Times–bestselling author: A military pilot is entangled in the hunt for a Cold War spy selling high-tech secrets to the USSR. Navy pilot Jake Grafton flies fighter jets with ice water in his veins.

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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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Joshua And The Children

By: Joseph F. Girzone

The Story Continues... Joseph F. Girzone has woven another magical story, a modern-day parable, in Joshua and the Children, which gracefully continues the teachings and inspirations from his previous bestseller,

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

750cc Grand Prix

750cc Grand Prix

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Codemasters

Famicom Tantei Club Part II: Ushiro ni Tatsu Shōjo

Famicom Tantei Club Part II: Ushiro ni Tatsu Shōjo

Platform: Family Computer Disk System, Super Famicom, Game Boy Advance

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Nintendo

All American Football

All American Football

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Leland

Avalon: The Legend Lives

Avalon: The Legend Lives

Platform: Platform independent

Genre: Fantasy MUD

Boomer's Adventure in ASMIK World

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: JP Asmik Ace Entertainment, Inc; NA Asmik Corporation of America

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Home videos

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

The Fly II

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Dead Ringers

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Tucker: The Man and His Dream

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Great Balls of Fire!

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Cousins

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