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Saturday 20 May 1989

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 20, 1989). The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Paul Parker and Tonia Couch. 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 About Face by David H. Hackworth and Julie Sherman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fast Forward. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Caliber .50 or Crack Down.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 20 May 1989

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Movies

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

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott

Country: United States

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Pink Cadillac

Directed by: Buddy Van Horn

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Bernadette Peters, Timothy Carhart, Tiffany Gail Robinson

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Do the Right Thing

Directed by: Spike Lee

Starring: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson

Country: United States

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Mystery Train

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Masatoshi Nagase, Yûki Kudô, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Cinqué Lee

Country: United States

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Sweetie

Directed by: Jane Campion

Starring: Geneviève Lemon, Karen Colston, Tom Lycos, Jon Darling

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TV Series

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

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

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Round the Twist

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Rivalen der Rennbahn

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Rory Bremner

Directed by: Kevin Bishop

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Straight to the Heart

Directed by: Stephane Gehami

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 May 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Austregisilus
  • Saint Lucifer
  • Saint Theodore of Pavia
  • Saint Bernardine of Siena
  • East Timor National Day.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Gilda Radner: American comedienne on stage and film who created a gallery of offbeat characters as one of the original cast members of TV's "Saturday Night Live.
  • Anton Diffring: Koblenz, Germany -- Actor (Assignment Vienna).
  • John R Hicks: English economist (Nobel Prize 1972), dies (born 1904).
Facts:
  • China declares martial law in Beijing
  • Toonces The Cat takes the wheel on Saturday Night Live
  • 115th Preakness: Pat Valenzuela aboard Sunday Silence wins in 1:53.8.
  • The Chinese authorities declare martial law in the face of pro-democracy demonstrations, setting the scene for the Tiananmen Square massacre.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on May 20, 1989 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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

Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Como Tu - Jose Jose
  2. La Incondicional - Luis Miguel
  3. AMANDOTE Y SONANDOTE - Braulio
  4. MALA SUERTE - Vikki Carr
  5. Ya No Puedo Volver Contigo - Marisela
  6. Jose Luis Rodriguez - BAILA MI RUMBA
  7. Asi Fue - Isabel Pantoja
  8. El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico - AMAME
  9. Solo Con Un Beso - Ricardo Montaner
  10. Este Ritmo Se Baila Asi - Chayanne
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Kylie Minogue - Hand On Your Heart
  2. Ferry Cross The Mersey - Christians, Holly Johnson, Paul McCartney, Gerry Marsden & Stock Aitken Waterman
  3. Natalie Cole - Miss You Like Crazy
  4. The Bangles - Eternal Flame
  5. London Boys - Requiem

Books

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

About Face

By: David H. Hackworth and Julie Sherman

Called “everything a twentieth century war memoir could possibly be” by The New York Times, this national bestseller by Colonel David H.

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While My Pretty One Sleeps

By: Mary Higgins Clark

While My Pretty One Sleeps

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Goldwyn

By: A. Scott Berg

Samuel Goldwyn was the premier dream-maker of his era, and in this lavishly-praised biography, the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of Lindbergh and Max Perkins: Editor of Genius offers a

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The Temple Of My Familiar

By: Alice Walker

First published in 1990, The Temple of My Familiar, Alice Walker’s follow-up novel to her iconic The Color Purple, spent more than four months on the New York Times Bestseller list

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

B.A.T.

B.A.T.

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

Genre: Adventure, role-playing video game

Publisher: Ubisoft

Caliber .50

Caliber .50

Platform: Arcade, Sega Genesis/Megadrive

Genre: Scrolling shooter

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

After The War

After The War

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Coin-op

Genre: Action

Publisher: Dinamic Software

E-Type

E-Type

Platform: BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Acorn Archimedes (RISC OS)

Genre: Racing

Publisher: The Fourth Dimension

Crack Down

Platform: Arcade, Mega Drive/Genesis, Atari ST, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Sega U.S. Gold (home computer versions)

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Home videos

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

Stealing Home

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The January Man

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Working Girl

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Major League

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The Dead Pool

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