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Saturday 21 January 1989

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Doğuş Balbay and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Two Hearts by Phil Collins. In UK Especially For You by Kylie & Jason was in the top 5 hits. Sex, Lies, and Videotape, directed by Steven Soderbergh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Carrusel. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Aleste 2 or The Colonel's Bequest.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the whole 1989 or at January 21 across the years.

Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

The New Yankee Workshop

Starring: Norm Abram

Country: United States

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You Rang, M'Lord?

Starring: Paul Shane, Jeffrey Holland, Su Pollard, Donald Hewlett

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Rainbow

Starring: Imogen Stubbs, Martin Wenner, Jane Gurnett, Colin Tarrant

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Mystery Science Theater 3000

Written by: Joel Hodgson

Starring: Kevin Murphy, Trace Beaulieu, Jim Mallon, Michael J. Nelson

Country: United States

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American Experience

Written by: Henry Hampton, Stephen Fitzmeyer

Starring: David McCullough, David Ogden Stiers, Michael Murphy

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher

Country: United States

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Working Girl

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Starring: Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver

Country: United States

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Dangerous Liaisons

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Starring: Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer

Country: United States

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Directed by: Frank Oz

Starring: Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Glenne Headly

Country: United States

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Rain Man

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 January 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • National Hugging Day
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agnes.
  • Mauritius - Thaipoosam Cavadee.
  • UN Arms Day
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Carl Furillo: Brooklyn Dodger (National League Batting Champion 1953).
Facts:
  • A woman is assaulted and raped in room of an Okla football player

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Business tycoon Donald Trump.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9153
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Gene Hackman & Willem Dafoe -- Jan. 9, 1989

Books

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

Breathing Lessons

By: Anne Tyler

Maggie and Ira Moran have been married for twenty-eight years–and it shows: in their quarrels, in their routines, in their ability to tolerate with affection each other’s eccentricities.

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Anything For Billy

By: Larry McMurtry

The first time I saw Billy he came walking out of a cloud....Welcome to the wild, hot-blooded adventures of Billy the Kid, the American West's most legendary outlaw.

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Dear Mili

By: Wilhelm Grimm

On September 28, 1983, the discovery of a previously unknown tale by Wilhelm Grimm was reported on the front page of The New York Times.

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The First Salute

By: Barbara W. Tuchman

Barbara W. Tuchman, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the classic The Guns of August, turns her sights homeward with this brilliant, insightful narrative of the Revolutionary War.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Aleste 2

Aleste 2

Platform: MSX2, Windows

Genre: Vertical scrolling shooter

Publisher: Compile

Blood Money

Platform: Amiga Atari ST Commodore 64 PC (MS-DOS)

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Psygnosis

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Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System, Microsoft Windows, Virtual Console

Genre: Action, platforming

Publisher: JP / NA Konami; EU Palcom

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The Colonel's Bequest

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Sierra On-Line

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Deathtrack

Deathtrack

Platform: PC (DOS)

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Activision


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