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Monday 20 March 1989

It was Monday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Xavier Dolan and Catherine McNeil. In that special week of March people in US were listening to The Living Years by Mike + The Mechanics. In UK Too Many Broken Hearts by Jason Donovan was in the top 5 hits. Leviathan, directed by George P. Cosmatos, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while Gracie by George Burns was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing B.A.T. or Colorful Dragon.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: George P. Cosmatos

Starring: Peter Weller, Richard Crenna, Amanda Pays

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: John Neville, Eric Idle, Sarah Polley

Country: United States

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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Directed by: Stephen Herek

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin

Country: United States

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The 'Burbs

Directed by: Joe Dante

Starring: Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher

Country: United States

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Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The New Yankee Workshop

Starring: Norm Abram

Country: United States

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You Rang, M'Lord?

Starring: Paul Shane, Jeffrey Holland, Su Pollard, Donald Hewlett

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Rainbow

Starring: Imogen Stubbs, Martin Wenner, Jane Gurnett, Colin Tarrant

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Mystery Science Theater 3000

Written by: Joel Hodgson

Starring: Kevin Murphy, Trace Beaulieu, Jim Mallon, Michael J. Nelson

Country: United States

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American Experience

Written by: Henry Hampton, Stephen Fitzmeyer

Starring: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 March 1989 ?

  • Feast of St. Cuthbert, patron saint of Northumbria (died 704)
  • Saint Alexandra
  • Saint Herbert (died 687)
  • Canberra Day
  • Meat Out Day
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  • Baseball announces Reds manager Pete Rose is under investigation
  • Richard J Kerr replaces Robert M Gates as deputy director of US Central Intelligence Agency.
  • Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke weeps on national television as he admits marital infidelity.
  • Clint Malarchuk of the NHL Buffalo Sabres suffers an almost fatal injury when another player accidentally slits his throat.
  • Asteroid 4581 Asclepius approaches the Earth at a distance of 700,000 kilometers.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Mapping Human Genes -- Mar. 20, 1989
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9163
  • Time: Illustration by Petra Mathers


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


By: George Burns

"SAY GOODNIGHT, GRACIE..." With those now familiar words, George Burns and Gracie Allen bid farewell to devoted audiences at the end of each of their broadcasts throughout the Golden Age of

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The First Salute

By: Barbara W. Tuchman

Barbara W. Tuchman, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the classic The Guns of August, turns her sights homeward with this brilliant, insightful narrative of the Revolutionary War.

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The Blooding

By: Joseph Wambaugh

Fifteen-year-old Lynda Mann's savagely raped and strangled body is found along a shady footpath near the English village of Narborough. Though a massive 150-man dragnet is launched, the case remains unsolved. Three

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Black Sand

By: William J. Caunitz

This novel begins with a massacre in a Greek seaside resort, an atrocity that sets off a deadly struggle to find a stolen ancient artifact.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Breakout clone

Publisher: Nintendo

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Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Adventure, role-playing video game

Publisher: Ubisoft

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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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David Wolf: Secret Agent

Platform: DOS

Publisher: Dynamix

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Colorful Dragon

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Action game, maze game

Publisher: AS Sachen; NA Bunch Games

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