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Friday 18 August 1989

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 18, 1989). The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nikki Bacolod . In that special week of August people in US were listening to Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx. In UK Swing The Mood by Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers was in the top 5 hits. Romero, directed by John Duigan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Split Ends. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure or Chip's Challenge.
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What the sky looked like on 18 August 1989

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Movies

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

Romero

Directed by: John Duigan

Starring: Raul Julia, Richard Jordan, Ana Alicia, Eddie Velez

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The Package

Directed by: Andrew Davis

Starring: Gene Hackman, Tommy Lee Jones, Joanna Cassidy, John Heard

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Millennium

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Cheryl Ladd, Daniel J. Travanti, Robert Joy

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Heart of Dixie

Directed by: Martin Davidson

Starring: Ally Sheedy, Virginia Madsen, Phoebe Cates, Treat Williams

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Uncle Buck

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Louisa Kelly, Gaby Hoffmann

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Split Ends

Directed by: Dorothy Lyman

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Tierparkgeschichten

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The Money or the Gun

Saved by the Bell

Antikrundan

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 August 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
  • Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
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Facts:
  • Leading presidential hopeful Luis Carlos Galan is assassinated near Bogota in Colombia.
  • Arturo Barrios of Mexico sets the 10 km record (27:08.23) in Berlin, Germany.
  • Bucky Dent replaces Dallas Green as New York Yankees' manager.
  • Polish president Wojciech Jaruzelski nominates Solidarity activist Tadeusz Mazowiecki to be Prime Minister, the first non-communist in power in 42 years.
  • The Pan-European Picnic, a peace demonstration held on the Austrian-Hungarian border.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 18, 1989 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Music Charts

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

Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Jose Luis Rodriguez - BAILA MI RUMBA
  2. La Incondicional - Luis Miguel
  3. A donde vayas - Los Bukis
  4. Te Amo - Franco de Vita
  5. Aunque mal paguen ellas - Roberto Carlos/Vicente Fernandez
  6. Ana Gabriel - Simplemente Amigos
  7. Gloria Estefan - Si voy a perderte
  8. Emmanuel - Quisiera
  9. Y Voy Hacer Feliz - Marisela
  10. Este Ritmo Se Baila Asi - Chayanne

Books

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

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten

By: Robert Fulghum

Twenty-five years ago, Robert Fulghum published a simple credo—a credo that became the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.

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The Temple Of My Familiar

By: Alice Walker

First published in 1990, The Temple of My Familiar, Alice Walker’s follow-up novel to her iconic The Color Purple, spent more than four months on the New York Times Bestseller list

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A Brief History Of Time

By: Stephen W. Hawking

Stephen Hawking has earned a reputation as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein. In this landmark volume, Professor Hawking shares his blazing intellect with nonscientists everywhere, guiding us expertly to

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The Joy Luck Club

By: Amy Tan

Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Golden Axe

Golden Axe

Platform: Arcade, Sega Genesis, Master System, DOS, Amiga, Atari ST, Amstrad, Commodore 64, iOS, PC Engine CD, WonderSwan Color, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Sega

Dragons of Flame

Dragons of Flame

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, NES, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action adventure

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc. U.S. Gold

Australian Rules Football

Australian Rules Football

Platform: C64 ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC

Genre: Sports

Chip's Challenge

Platform: Windows, MS-DOS, Atari Lynx, Atari ST, Amiga, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Atari (Atari Lynx); U.S. Gold (Atari ST, Amiga, ZX Spectrum); Epyx (MS-DOS); Microsoft Home (Windows)

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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Platform: Commodore 64 Amiga DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Capstone

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Home videos

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

Mac and Me

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Crossing Delancey

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Things Change

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Midnight Run

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Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

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