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Thursday December 21, 1989

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see planets position 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 Caribbean by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Sweet Life. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Final Lap Twin or Castle of the Winds.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 21 December 1989

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Movies

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

Born on the Fourth of July

Directed by: Oliver Stone

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

Country: United States

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Always

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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

Country: United States

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Wild Orchid

Directed by: Zalman King

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

Country: United States

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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

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TV Series

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

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:
  • 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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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 21, 1989 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Life magazine Beano comics

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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 ?

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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The Pillars of the Earth

By: Ken Follett

View our Ken Follett feature page. Learn more about The Pillars of the Earth miniseries on Starz. A departure for the bestselling thriller writer, this historical epic—a twelfth-century tale of the building of a mighty Gothic cathedral—stunned readers and critics ...

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It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It

By: Robert Fulghum

In his first phenomenal best-seller, EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN, Robert Fulghum reminded readers everywhere of some plain and still-true truths.

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Jimmy Stewart And His Poems

By: Jimmy Stewart

"I'm sure I never said to myself: 'Now, Jim--why don't you sit down and write a poem.' It's still a mystery to me, but I think probably it's something that happened

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Basketball Nightmare

Basketball Nightmare

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Arcade-style basketball

Publisher: Sega

Castle of the Winds

Castle of the Winds

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Roguelike

Publisher: Epic MegaGames

Bad News Baseball

Bad News Baseball

Platform: NES

Genre: Traditional baseball simulation

Final Lap Twin

Platform: PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16

Genre: Racing RPG

Publisher: JP Namco; NA NEC

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Colorful Dragon

Colorful Dragon

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Action game, maze game

Publisher: AS Sachen; NA Bunch Games

Home videos

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

Imagine: John Lennon

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A Cry in the Dark

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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

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Working Girl

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Major League

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