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Sunday September 17, 1989

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on September 17, 1989). The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Danielle Brooks and Paige Houden. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Don't Wanna Lose You by Gloria Estefan. In UK Ride On Time by Black Box was in the top 5 hits. Black Rain, directed by Ridley Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Alien Nation. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bumpy or Cosmic Wars.
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What the sky looked like on 17 September 1989

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Movies

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

Black Rain

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia, Ken Takakura, Kate Capshaw

Country: United States

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A Dry White Season

Directed by: Euzhan Palcy

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Janet Suzman, Zakes Mokae, Jürgen Prochnow

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The Blood of Heroes

Directed by: David Webb Peoples

Starring: Rutger Hauer, Joan Chen, Delroy Lindo, Anna Katarina

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Chattahoochee

Directed by: Mick Jackson

Starring: Gary Oldman, Dennis Hopper, Frances McDormand, Pamela Reed

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Staying Together

Directed by: Lee Grant

Starring: Sean Astin, Stockard Channing, Melinda Dillon, Jim Haynie

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TV Series

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

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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Open House

Directed by: Andrew Paquin

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The Paradise Club

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 September 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jay Stewart: Annoucer on Lets Make a Deal, commits suicide.
Facts:
  • 41st Emmy Awards: LA Law, Cheers, Dana Delany and Candice Bergen win
  • Beth Daniel wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • Emmy Creative Arts Award presentation
  • Hurricane Hugo begins four day sweep through Caribbean, killing 62.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on September 17, 1989 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

The Pillars of the Earth

By: Ken Follett

View our Ken Follett feature page. Learn more about The Pillars of the Earth miniseries on Starz. A departure for the bestselling thriller writer, this historical epic—a twelfth-century tale of the building of a mighty Gothic cathedral—stunned readers and critics ...

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Summer Of '49

By: David Halberstam

With incredible skill, passion, and insight, Pulitzer Prize–winningauthor David Halberstam returns us to a glorious time when the dreams of a now almost forgotten America rested on the crack of a

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Polar Star

By: Martin Cruz Smith

He made too many enemies. He lost his party membership. Once Moscow’s top criminal investigator, Arkady Renko now toils in obscurity on a Russian factory ship working with American trawlers in

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Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All

By: Allan Gurganus

Allan Gurganus's Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All became an instant classic upon its publication. Critics and readers alike fell in love with the voice of ninety-nine-year-old Lucy Marsden, one of

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bumpy

Bumpy

Platform: ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC

Genre: Platform game

The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle/Roger Rabbit/Mickey Mouse

The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle/Roger Rabbit/Mickey Mouse

Platform: NES, Famicom Disk System, Game Boy

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Kemco

Dynamite Duke

Dynamite Duke

Platform: Arcade, Mega Drive/Genesis, Master System, X68000

Genre: Cabal shooter

Publisher: Seibu Kaihatsu (arcade) Sega (SMS, Genesis)

Cosmic Wars

Cosmic Wars

Platform: Famicom

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Konami

Four Trax

Four Trax

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Namco

Home videos

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

Crossing Delancey

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Working Girl

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Married to the Mob

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Waxwork

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Lock Up

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