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Friday 20 October 1989

It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Yanina Wickmayer and Jess Glynne. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Miss You Much by Janet Jackson. In UK Ride On Time by Black Box was in the top 5 hits. Kill Me Again, directed by John Dahl, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while Among Schoolchildren by Tracy Kidder was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crack Down or Deathtrack.
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What the sky looked like on 20 October 1989

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Movies

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

Kill Me Again

Directed by: John Dahl

Starring: Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Pat Mulligan, Nick Dimitri

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Immediate Family

Directed by: Jonathan Kaplan

Starring: Glenn Close, James Woods, Mary Stuart Masterson, Kevin Dillon

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Worth Winning

Directed by: Will Mackenzie

Starring: Mark Harmon, Madeleine Stowe, Lesley Ann Warren, Maria Holvoe

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Shocker

Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Michael Murphy, Mitch Pileggi, John Tesh, Heather Langenkamp

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Fat Man and Little Boy

Directed by: Roland Joffé

Starring: Paul Newman, Dwight Schultz, Bonnie Bedelia, John Cusack

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TV Series

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

Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl

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Zwei Münchner in Hamburg

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Alien Nation

Directed by: Graham Baker

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Baywatch

Directed by: Seth Gordon

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The Karate Kid

Directed by: John Avildsen

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 October 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day - the B�b
  • French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Anthony Quayle: England, United Kingdom -- Actor (Anne of 1000 Days, Lawrence of Arabia).
Facts:
  • Pakistan win Sharjah Trophy over India and WI on round-robin
  • US Senate impeaches US District Judge Alcee L Hastings.

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Books

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

Among Schoolchildren

By: Tracy Kidder

Tracy Kidder -- the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Soul of a New Machine and the extraordinary national bestseller House -- spent nine months in Mrs.

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The Writing Life

By: Annie Dillard

Annie Dillard has written eleven books, including the memoir of her parents, An American Childhood; the Northwest pioneer epic The Living; and the nonfiction narrative Pilgrim at Tinker Creek.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Fire Shark Same! Same! Same!

Fire Shark Same! Same! Same!

Platform: Arcade, Mega Drive

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: JP/EU Toaplan; NA Romstar; NA Dreamworks; KR Dooyong

DJ Boy

Platform: Arcade, Sega Genesis

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Kaneko, Sammy

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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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Bad News Baseball

Platform: NES

Genre: Traditional baseball simulation

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Deathtrack

Deathtrack

Platform: PC (DOS)

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Activision

Home videos

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

The Thin Blue Line

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The Great Outdoors

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Her Alibi

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Loverboy

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The Mighty Quinn

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