Thursday December 21, 1989

US date format: 12/21/1989, UK date format: 21/12/1989

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on December 21, 1989). The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Tamannaah Bhatia and Brent Taddie. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Another Day In Paradise by Phil Collins. In UK You Got It (The Right Stuff) by New Kids On The Block was in the top 5 hits. Born on the Fourth of July, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while Sorceress Of Darshiva by David Eddings was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Simpsons. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bumpy or Gazza's Superstar Soccer.
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Movies

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Born on the Fourth of July

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Starring: Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava, Josh Evans

Country: United States of America

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Always

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, Brad Johnson, John Goodman

Country: United States of America

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Wild Orchid

Directed by: Zalman King

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Jacqueline Bisset, Carré Otis, Assumpta Serna

Country: United States of America

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The Banker

Directed by: William Webb

Starring: Robert Forster, Shanna Reed, Duncan Regehr, Jeff Conaway

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Glory

Directed by: Edward Zwick

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman

Country: United States of America

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TV Series

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

The Simpsons

Written by: James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Sam Simon

Starring: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Country: United States of America

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The Sweet Life

Directed by: Rob Spera

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Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl

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Blackadder Goes Forth

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Oh! Mr. Toad

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 December 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
  • Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.
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Facts:
  • US Vice-President Dan Quayle sends out 30,000 Christmas cards with word "beacon" spelled "beakon".
  • Nicolae Ceausescu addresses an assembly of some 110,000 people outside the Romanian Communist Party HQ in Bucharest. The crowd begin to protest against Ceausescu and he orders in the army to attack the protesters.
  • After a week of bloody demonstrations, Ion Iliescu takes over as president of Romania, ending the communist dictatorship of Nicolae Ceauşescu, who flees his palace in a helicopter to escape inevitable execution after the palace was invaded by rioters. The Romanian troops, who the day before had followed Ceausescu's orders to attack the demonstrators, change sides and join the uprising.
  • Two tourist coaches collide on the Pacific highway north of Kempsey, Australia, killing 35.

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Music Charts

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

Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Como Fui A Enamorarme De Ti - Los Bukis
  2. Emmanuel - La Chica De Humo
  3. Isabel Pantoja - Se Me Enamora El Alma
  4. Si Me Vas A Olvidar - Roberto Carlos
  5. La Cima Del Cielo - Ricardo Montaner
  6. El Que Mas Te Ha Querido - Dyango
  7. Fuiste Un Trozo De Hielo En La Escarcha - Chayanne
  8. No Digas No - Ana Gabriel
  9. Demasiado Tarde - Marisela
  10. Frente A Frente - Los Yonic's

Books

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

Sorceress Of Darshiva

By: David Eddings

Sorceress of Darshiva is book 4 of the Mallorean series written by David Eddings. Quick plot: Zandrams kidnaps Belgarion's son and this is the epic tale of recovering his son.

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Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All

By: Allan Gurganus

Allan Gurganus's Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All became an instant classic upon its publication. Critics and readers alike fell in love with the voice of ninety-nine-year-old Lucy Marsden, one of

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California Gold

By: John Jakes

One man’s ambitious journey into the heart of California’s gold country becomes a pursuit for limitless wealth in the face of devastating ruinAt the height of California’s Gold Rush, men left

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The Dark Half

By: Stephen King

Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic “wondrously frightening” (Publishers Weekly) #1 New York Times bestseller about a writer’s horrific and haunting pseudonym.“I’m back...I’m back from the dead and you don’t seem glad to see me at all, you ungrateful …

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Gazza's Superstar Soccer

Gazza's Superstar Soccer

Platform: Amiga 500/600, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Atari ST, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Empire Interactive

Digital Champ: Battle Boxing

Digital Champ: Battle Boxing

Platform: TurboGrafx-16, Virtual Console

Genre: Sports

Batman: The Video Game

Batman: The Video Game

Platform: NES, Game Boy, Sega Genesis

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Sunsoft

Bumpy

Bumpy

Platform: ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC

Genre: Platform game

SaGa

SaGa

Platform: Game Boy, WonderSwan Color, mobile phones, Nintendo DS, Super Nintendo, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Vita, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Square Enix (formerly Square)

Home videos

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

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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Crossing Delancey

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Beaches

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Lean on Me

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Poltergeist III

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