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Saturday 19 August 1989

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lil Romeo and John Connolly. 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. Little Monsters, directed by Richard Alan Greenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while A Woman Named Jackie by C. David Heymann was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Casino Kid or Caliber .50.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Doctor Doctor

Written by: Norman Steinberg

Starring: Matt Frewer, Julius Carry, Beau Gravitte, Maureen Mueller

Country: United States

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Absolutely

Starring: Peter Baikie, Morwenna Banks, Jack Docherty, Moray Hunter

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Storyteller

Written by: Jim Henson

Starring: John Hurt, Brian Henson, Frederick Warder, David Greenaway

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Grim Tales

Starring: Rik Mayall

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Little Monsters

Directed by: Richard Alan Greenberg

Starring: Fred Savage, Howie Mandel, Daniel Stern

Country: United States

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Uncle Buck

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Louisa Kelly

Country: United States

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The Abyss

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn

Country: United States

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Lock Up

Directed by: John Flynn

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Donald Sutherland, John Amos

Country: United States

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Parenthood

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Wiest

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 August 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
  • RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
  • Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
  • National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
  • National Aviation Day, USA
Famous Birthdays:
  • Lil Romeo: American rapper and actor.
  • John Connolly: American noted family, the son of John Connolly who was convicted of racketeering, obstruction of justice and lying to the FBI.
  • Romeo Miller: American rapper and basketball player.
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Facts:
  • Tadeusz Mazowiecki, elected 1st non-communist President of Poland
  • Raid on offshore pirate station, Radio Caroline in North Sea by British and Dutch governments.
  • Several hundred East Germans cross the frontier between Hungary and Austria during the Pan-European Picnic, part of the events which began the process of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in August 1989?

  • Time: America's plight in the Lebanon hostage conflict.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9185
  • Time: Is She Worth It?' news anchor Diane Sawyer.

Books

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

A Woman Named Jackie

By: C. David Heymann

This biography considers the life and career of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, from her traumatic childhood, through her marriage to John F.Kennedy

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The Good Times

By: Russell Baker

"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

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King Of The Night

By: Laurence Leamer

A candid, unauthorized portrait of Johnny Carson draws on the observations of ex-wives, paramours, colleagues, family, and friends to provide a close-up study of America's most famous talk-show host.

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Running The Amazon

By: Joe Kane

The voyage began in the lunar terrain of the Peruvian Andes, where coca leaf is the only remedy against altitude sickness.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Battle Squadron

Platform: Amiga, Sega Genesis, iOS, Android, AmigaOS 4, Windows, OS X, MorphOS

Genre: shoot 'em up

Publisher: Innerprise Software, Electronic Arts, Seal Of Action Publishing (2013 version)

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Casino Kid

Platform: NES

Genre: Casino

Publisher: Sofel

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Curse of the Azure Bonds

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, C64, MS-DOS, Apple Macintosh, NEC PC-9801

Genre: Role-playing game, Tactical RPG

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

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Blazing Lazers

Platform: TurboGrafx-16, Virtual Console, PlayStation Network

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Hudson Soft, NEC

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Caliber .50

Caliber .50

Platform: Arcade, Sega Genesis/Megadrive

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Mentrix Software[1] (Genesis/Megadrive)


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