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Thursday 21 December 1989

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mark Ingram Jr 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. Always, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while Liar'S Poker by Michael Lewis was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Simpsons. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Advanced Xoru or Big Run - The Supreme 4WD Challenge.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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

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True Blue

Written by: David J. Kinghorn

Starring: John Bolger, Leo Burmester, Nestor Serrano, Grant Show

Country: United States

The Staggering Stories of Ferdinand De Bargos

Starring: Susie Blake

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Bonne espérance

Starring: Constanze Engelbrecht

Country: France

Join In!

Written by: Jed MacKay

Starring: Marty Brier, Pamela Sinha, Mishu Vellani, Rudy Webb

Country: Canada

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Tango & Cash

Directed by: Andrei Konchalovsky

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher

Country: United States

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Born on the Fourth of July

Directed by: Oliver Stone

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

Country: United States

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Always

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, Brad Johnson

Country: United States

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Glory

Directed by: Edward Zwick

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes

Country: United States

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The Wizard

Directed by: Todd Holland

Starring: Fred Savage, Luke Edwards, Jenny Lewis

Country: United States

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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:
  • VP Quayle sends out 30,000 Xmas cards with word beacon spelled beakon
  • 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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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Money Laundering -- Dec. 18, 1989
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9204
  • Time: Building a New World'

Books

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

Liar'S Poker

By: Michael Lewis

The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he

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Clear And Present Danger

By: Tom Clancy

THIS BOOK IS NOT AUTOGRAPHED!!!! The controversial bestseller from Tom Clancy, the all-time master of the techno-thriller. CIA Deputy Director Jack Ryan joins the war on drugs.

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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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Caribbean

By: James A. Michener

In this acclaimed classic novel, James A. Michener sweeps readers off to the Caribbean, bringing to life the eternal allure and tumultuous history of this glittering string of islands.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Advanced Xoru

Advanced Xoru

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Interactive fiction, role-playing

Publisher: Castle Technologies

Deep Blue

Platform: TurboGrafx-16

Genre: Shoot' em up

Publisher: NEC

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Dragon Wars

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIGS, C64, Nintendo Family Computer, Tandy and DOS, NEC PC-9801, Sharp X68000

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Activision

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Platform: Family Computer/NES

Genre: Action

Publisher: SETA

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Big Run - The Supreme 4WD Challenge

Big Run - The Supreme 4WD Challenge

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Racing game

Publisher: Jaleco


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