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Sunday 20 August 1989

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 20, 1989). The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lil' Romeo and Romeo Miller. 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. Romero, directed by John Duigan, 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. On TV people were watching Split Ends. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Colonel's Bequest or Don Doko Don.
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What the sky looked like on 20 August 1989

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Romero

Directed by: John Duigan

Starring: Raul Julia, Richard Jordan, Ana Alicia, Eddie Velez

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The Package

Directed by: Andrew Davis

Starring: Gene Hackman, Tommy Lee Jones, Joanna Cassidy, John Heard

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Millennium

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Starring: Kris Kristofferson, Cheryl Ladd, Daniel J. Travanti, Robert Joy

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Heart of Dixie

Directed by: Martin Davidson

Starring: Ally Sheedy, Virginia Madsen, Phoebe Cates, Treat Williams

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Uncle Buck

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Louisa Kelly, Gaby Hoffmann

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Split Ends

Directed by: Dorothy Lyman

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Tierparkgeschichten

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The Money or the Gun

Saved by the Bell

Antikrundan

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 August 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
  • RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
  • Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
  • Estonia - Restoration Day
  • Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • George Adamson: India-born English game warden and lion expert (Born 1906).
Facts:
  • Aak crashes into pleasure boat The Margin on the Thames, 51 killed
  • Howard Johnson joins B Bonds and W Mays to hit 30 HRs and steal 30 bases
  • Janet B Evans swims female world record 800m freestyle (8:16.22)
  • Said Aouita runs world record 3000 m (7:29.45)
  • The O-Bahn in Adelaide, the world's longest guided busway, opens.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 20, 1989 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1989 ?

Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Jose Luis Rodriguez - BAILA MI RUMBA
  2. La Incondicional - Luis Miguel
  3. A donde vayas - Los Bukis
  4. Te Amo - Franco de Vita
  5. Aunque mal paguen ellas - Roberto Carlos/Vicente Fernandez
  6. Ana Gabriel - Simplemente Amigos
  7. Gloria Estefan - Si voy a perderte
  8. Emmanuel - Quisiera
  9. Y Voy Hacer Feliz - Marisela
  10. Este Ritmo Se Baila Asi - Chayanne

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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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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Talking God

By: Tony Hillerman

Reunited by a grave robber and a corpse, Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn is trying to determine the identity of a murder victim, while Officer Jim Chee is arresting Smithsonian

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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.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Boomer's Adventure in ASMIK World

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: JP Asmik Ace Entertainment, Inc; NA Asmik Corporation of America

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Escape From The Planet Of The Robot Monsters

Escape From The Planet Of The Robot Monsters

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, SAM Coupé, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Atari Games Domark (home versions)

The Colonel's Bequest

The Colonel's Bequest

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Sierra On-Line

Don Doko Don

Don Doko Don

Platform: Arcade, Famicom, PC Engine

Genre: Action, Platform, Comical action game

Publisher: Taito

Hellfire

Platform: Arcade, Mega Drive/Genesis, PC Engine

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Taito (Arcade) Masaya (Mega Drive) Seismic Software Inc. (Genesis) NEC Avenue (PC Engine CD-ROM²)

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Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Tequila Sunrise

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Crossing Delancey

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Dumbo

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The Great Outdoors

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Waxwork

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