Thursday May 18, 1989

US date format: 5/18/1989, UK date format: 18/5/1989

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 18, 1989). The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Eugénie Le Sommer and Jesse Denver. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Forever Your Girl by Paula Abdul. In UK Hand On Your Heart by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while Citizens by Simon Schama was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fast Forward. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Arbalester or Cameltry.
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott

Country: United States of America

Pink Cadillac

Directed by: Buddy Van Horn

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Bernadette Peters, Timothy Carhart, Tiffany Gail Robinson

Do the Right Thing

Directed by: Spike Lee

Starring: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson

Country: United States of America

Mystery Train

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Masatoshi Nagase, Yûki Kudô, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Cinqué Lee

Country: United States of America


Directed by: Jane Campion

Starring: Geneviève Lemon, Karen Colston, Tom Lycos, Jon Darling


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 18, 1989?


  • Lisa Strawberry files for divorce from Darryl

    Famous Deaths

  • Dorothy Ruth: American horse breeder; adopted daughter...

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Round the Twist

Rivalen der Rennbahn

Rory Bremner

Directed by: Kevin Bishop

Straight to the Heart

Directed by: Stephane Gehami

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


By: Simon Schama

Instead of the dying Old Regime, Schama presents an ebullient country, vital and inventive, infatuated with novelty and technology--a strikingly fresh view of Louis XVI's France.

The Satanic Verses

By: Salman Rushdie

One of the most controversial and acclaimed novels ever written, The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie’s best-known and most galvanizing book.


By: John Allen Paulos

Why do even well-educated people understand so little about mathematics? And what are the costs of our innumeracy? John Allen Paulos, in his celebrated bestseller first published in 1988, argues that

While My Pretty One Sleeps

By: Mary Higgins Clark

While My Pretty One Sleeps

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


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?


Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: SETA

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: The Software Toolworks

Dragon Ball Z

Genre: Comedy, Martial arts, Science fantasy


Platform: Arcade game, SNES, FM Towns, Sharp X68000

Genre: Platformer/Racing

Publisher: Taito

Bandai Golf: Challenge Pebble Beach

Platform: NES

Genre: Traditional golf simulation[1]

Publisher: Bandai

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