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Friday 19 May 1989

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jasmine . 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 A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Absolutely. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 3 in Three or Future Wars.
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TV Series

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

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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Red Dwarf

Written by: Rob Grant, Doug Naylor

Starring: Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Chris Barrie, Robert Llewellyn

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 ?

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody

Country: United States

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Road House

Directed by: Rowdy Herrington

Starring: Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott

Country: United States

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See No Evil, Hear No Evil

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

Starring: Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Joan Severance

Country: United States

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Field of Dreams

Directed by: Phil Alden Robinson

Starring: Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta

Country: United States

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Pet Sematary

Directed by: Mary Lambert

Starring: Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Fred Gwynne

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 May 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • National Hug-Your-Cat Day
  • NASCAR Day USA.(2006)
  • Commemoration of Pontian Greeks Genocide in Greece.
  • Commemoration of Atatnrk, Youth and Sports Day in Turkey (1919).
  • Theophilus of Corte
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jasmine : Japanese singer-songwriter and producer.
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Famous Deaths:
  • CLR James: West Indian writer and journalist (Born 1901).
  • Able J Herzberg: Russian/Netherlands lawyer (Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem), dies.
Facts:
  • Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) last appearance on Dallas
  • United States Senator Albert Gore introduces a U$1.75 billion bill in Congress to finance creation of a nationwide "data super highway" to link supercomputers.
  • Dow Jones average passes 2,500 mark for first time, closes at 2,501.1.
  • Robert Webber, American actor (Alex - Moonlighting), dies of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/Lou Gehrig's disease) at age 64.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Eduard Shevardnadze -- May 15, 1989
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9172
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Cold Fusion? -- May 8, 1989

Books

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

A Brief History Of Time

By: Stephen W. Hawking

Stephen Hawking has earned a reputation as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein. In this landmark volume, Professor Hawking shares his blazing intellect with nonscientists everywhere, guiding us expertly to

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Innumeracy

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

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The Joy Luck Club

By: Amy Tan

Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories.

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Breathing Lessons

By: Anne Tyler

Maggie and Ira Moran have been married for twenty-eight years–and it shows: in their quarrels, in their routines, in their ability to tolerate with affection each other’s eccentricities.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

3 in Three

Platform: Mac OS

Publisher: Cinemaware Inline Design

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Curse

Platform: Mega Drive

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Micronet

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Circus Caper

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Platform Action

Publisher: Toho

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Break In

Platform: TurboGrafx-16, Virtual Console

Genre: Sports simulation – pool

Publisher: Naxat Soft

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Future Wars

Platform: PC (DOS), Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Delphine Software

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