Saturday November 18, 1989

US date format: 11/18/1989, UK date format: 18/11/1989

It was Saturday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on November 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 Danielle Aykroyd and KPopp . In that special week of November people in US were listening to When I See You Smile by Bad English. In UK All Around The World by Lisa Stansfield was in the top 5 hits. Back to the Future Part II, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while Head First by Norman Cousins was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Sweet Life. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Battle Shark or Australian Rules Football.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Latvia - Independence Day (1918)
  • Also see November 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul ; Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne ; also St Mawes, St Odo of Cluny, St Romanus of Antioch
  • Venezuela - Feast of the Virgen de Chiquinquir�, also known as la Chinita, in the western state of Zulia
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Events

  • Penn is 1st to restrict abortions after Supreme Court gave states the right to do so

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Movies

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Back to the Future Part II

Back to the Future Part II

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson

Country: United States of America

Willy the Sparrow

Willy the Sparrow

Directed by: József Gémes

Starring: Levente Igaz, Klári Tolnay, József Székhelyi, Eszter Kárász

Valmont

Valmont

Directed by: Milos Forman

Starring: Colin Firth, Annette Bening, Meg Tilly, Fairuza Balk

Prancer

Prancer

Directed by: John D. Hancock

Starring: Sam Elliott, Cloris Leachman, Rutanya Alda, Abe Vigoda

Harlem Nights

Harlem Nights

Directed by: Eddie Murphy

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, Danny Aiello

TV Series

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The Sweet Life

The Sweet Life

Directed by: Rob Spera

Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl

Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl

Blackadder Goes Forth

Blackadder Goes Forth

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Alien Nation

Alien Nation

Directed by: Graham Baker

Baywatch

Baywatch

Directed by: Seth Gordon

Days to next November 18

If November 18, 1989 is your birthday you're 30 years, 10 months, 4 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 1 month, 27 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Head First by Norman Cousins

Head First

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"An eloquent plea for two needed emphases: more humane doctor-patient relations, and greater patient involvement in the struggle with disease."—Melvin

The Dark Half by Stephen King

The Dark Half

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Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic “wondrously frightening” (Publishers Weekly) #1 New York Times bestseller about a writer’s horrific and haunting pseudonym.“I’m back...I’m back from the dead and you don’t seem glad to see me at all, you ungrateful …

I Want To Grow Hair, I Want To Grow Up, I Want To Go To Boise by Erma Bombeck

I Want To Grow Hair, I Want To Grow Up, I Want To Go To Boise

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This is a heartwarming book about kids surviving cancer. America's favorite family writer brings us the stories of children who have every hope of beating the odds and living to drive

The Long Gray Line by Rick Atkinson

The Long Gray Line

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"A story of epic proportions [and] an awesome feat of biographical reconstruction."―The Boston GlobeA classic of its kind, The Long Gray Line is the twenty-five-year saga of the West Point class

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

The Pillars of the Earth

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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 …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Ganbare Goemon 2

Ganbare Goemon 2

Platform: Famicom, i-revo

Genre: Action-Adventure

Publisher: Konami

Faria: A World of Mystery and Danger!

Faria: A World of Mystery and Danger!

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Action role-playing

Publisher: JP Hi-Score; NA Nexoft Corporation

Battle Shark

Battle Shark

Platform: Arcade PlayStation 2, Xbox, Windows (home versions on Taito Legends)

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Taito

Australian Rules Football

Australian Rules Football

Platform: C64 ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC

Genre: Sports

Demon's World/Horror Story

Demon's World/Horror Story

Platform: Arcade, PC Engine (as Horror Story)

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Taito Corporation Toaplan (in some regions)


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