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Tuesday 19 December 1989

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Valdimar Bergsta? and Rahat Hossain. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Another Day In Paradise by Phil Collins. In UK You Got It (The Right Stuff) by New Kids On The Block was in the top 5 hits. Always, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while Jimmy Stewart And His Poems by Jimmy Stewart was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Simpsons. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gekitotsu Shiku Battle or Dungeon Explorer.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 1989 or at December 19 across the years.

Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

The Simpsons

Written by: James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Sam Simon

Starring: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Country: United States

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True Blue

Written by: David J. Kinghorn

Starring: John Bolger, Leo Burmester, Nestor Serrano, Grant Show

Country: United States

The Staggering Stories of Ferdinand De Bargos

Starring: Susie Blake

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Bonne espérance

Starring: Constanze Engelbrecht

Country: France

Join In!

Written by: Jed MacKay

Starring: Marty Brier, Pamela Sinha, Mishu Vellani, Rudy Webb

Country: Canada

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Tango & Cash

Directed by: Andrei Konchalovsky

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher

Country: United States

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Born on the Fourth of July

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Starring: Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava

Country: United States

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Always

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, Brad Johnson

Country: United States

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Glory

Directed by: Edward Zwick

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes

Country: United States

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The Wizard

Directed by: Todd Holland

Starring: Fred Savage, Luke Edwards, Jenny Lewis

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 December 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
  • Roman festivals - Opalia
  • Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Larry Bird (Celtics) begins NBA free throw streak of 71 games
  • American Airlines purchases Eastern Airline's Latin American route.
  • Workers in Romanian cities go on strike in protest against the communist regime.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Money Laundering -- Dec. 18, 1989
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9204
  • Time: Building a New World'

Books

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

Jimmy Stewart And His Poems

By: Jimmy Stewart

"I'm sure I never said to myself: 'Now, Jim--why don't you sit down and write a poem.' It's still a mystery to me, but I think probably it's something that happened

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The Dark Half

By: Stephen King

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 ...

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California Gold

By: John Jakes

One man’s ambitious journey into the heart of California’s gold country becomes a pursuit for limitless wealth in the face of devastating ruinAt the height of California’s Gold Rush, men left

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Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All

By: Allan Gurganus

Allan Gurganus's Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All became an instant classic upon its publication. Critics and readers alike fell in love with the voice of ninety-nine-year-old Lucy Marsden, one of

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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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Gekitotsu Shiku Battle

Gekitotsu Shiku Battle

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Irem

Ballistix

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amiga, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, TurboGrafx-16

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: EU Sizzlers; UK Psyclapse; UK Psyclapse; UK Psygnosis; UK Superior Software; JP Coconuts Japan; NA NEC Technologies

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Cosmic Wars

Platform: Famicom

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Konami

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Dungeon Explorer

Platform: PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16, Virtual Console, PlayStation Network

Genre: Action role-playing, hack and slash

Publisher: Hudson Soft

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