Friday August 18, 1989

US date format: 8/18/1989, UK date format: 18/8/1989

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 18, 1989). The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. 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 It'S Always Something by Gilda Radner was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Split Ends. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Budokan: The Martial Spirit or Arbalester.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
  • Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church

Events

  • 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.
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Romero

Romero

Directed by: John Duigan

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

The Package

The Package

Directed by: Andrew Davis

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

Little Monsters

Little Monsters

Directed by: Richard Greenberg

Starring: Fred Savage, Howie Mandel, Daniel Stern, Margaret Whitton

Country: United States of America

Millennium

Millennium

Directed by: Michael Anderson

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

Heart of Dixie

Heart of Dixie

Directed by: Martin Davidson

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

TV Series

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Split Ends

Split Ends

Directed by: Dorothy Lyman

Tierparkgeschichten

Tierparkgeschichten

The Money or the Gun

The Money or the Gun

Saved by the Bell

Saved by the Bell

Antikrundan

Antikrundan

Days to next August 18

If August 18, 1989 is your birthday you're 31 years, 1 month, 5 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 26 days.
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Books

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It'S Always Something by Gilda Radner

It'S Always Something

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To honor the twentieth anniversary of beloved comedienne Gilda Radner’s death from ovarian cancer comes a commemo- rative edition of her memoir, It’s Always Something—featuring a newly updated resource guide for

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten

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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.

The Good Times by Russell Baker

The Good Times

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"Choice...superb...even more riveting than the author last, which won a Pulitzer...hilarious as well as heartbreaking...When you put this book down you will feel privileged to have gotten to know, intimately, a

Blessings by Belva Plain

Blessings

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At thirty-six, Jennie Rakowsky’s dreams were coming true. She was about to marry a wonderful man, her career as a lawyer was sky-rocketing, and she had never been more beautiful.

The Temple Of My Familiar by Alice Walker

The Temple Of My Familiar

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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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Budokan: The Martial Spirit

Budokan: The Martial Spirit

Platform: Amiga, DOS, Sega Mega Drive, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: EA

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

Arbalester

Arbalester

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: SETA

Dragon Breed

Dragon Breed

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Sinclair ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shoot 'em up#Scrolling shootersScrolling shooter

Blast Off

Blast Off

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Vertical scrolling shooter

Publisher: Namco


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