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Friday 21 July 1989

It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Milyn Jensen and Chelsie Hightower. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Toy Soldiers by Martika. In UK Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) by Soul II Soul was in the top 5 hits. When Harry Met Sally..., directed by Rob Reiner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Interceptor. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Final Lap Twin or DJ Boy.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

Doctor Doctor

Written by: Norman Steinberg

Starring: Matt Frewer, Julius Carry, Beau Gravitte, Maureen Mueller

Country: United States

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Absolutely

Starring: Peter Baikie, Morwenna Banks, Jack Docherty, Moray Hunter

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Storyteller

Written by: Jim Henson

Starring: John Hurt, Brian Henson, Frederick Warder, David Greenaway

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Grim Tales

Starring: Rik Mayall

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

When Harry Met Sally...

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher

Country: United States

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Licence to Kill

Directed by: John Glen

Starring: Timothy Dalton, Robert Davi, Carey Lowell

Country: United States

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Lethal Weapon 2

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci

Country: United States

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Weekend at Bernie's

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

Starring: Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Catherine Mary Stewart

Country: United States

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Do the Right Thing

Directed by: Spike Lee

Starring: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 July 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Zoticus
  • St. Victor of Marseilles
  • St. Barhadbesciabus
  • St. Arbogastus
  • Catholic - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Praxedes
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Eastern Airlines submits a reorganization plan to creditors
  • Greg LeMond (US) wins Tour de France in fastest time.
  • Mike Tyson TKOs Carl "the Truth" Williams in 1:33 of first round.
  • The beginning of a total blockade of Armenia and NKAO by Azerbaijan.
  • Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party loses control of the House of Councillors, the LDP's worst electoral showing in 34 years, leading to Prime Minister Uno announcing he will resign to take responsibility for the result.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Tawanah Griggs from Bartlesville Mid-High School yearbook.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9181
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Pete Rose -- July 10, 1989

Books

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

The Joy Luck Club

By: Amy Tan

Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories.

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About Face

By: David H. Hackworth and Julie Sherman

Called “everything a twentieth century war memoir could possibly be” by The New York Times, this national bestseller by Colonel David H.

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The Negotiator

By: Frederick Forsyth

Frederick Forsyth, master of the international thriller, retums with an electrifying story of a man of immense power and a conspiracy to crush the President of the United States.

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Talking God

By: Tony Hillerman

Reunited by a grave robber and a corpse, Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn is trying to determine the identity of a murder victim, while Officer Jim Chee is arresting Smithsonian

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Chicago 90

Chicago 90

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Amiga 500/600 (OCS/ECS), IBM PC (DOS)

Genre: Action, racing game

Publisher: Microïds

Conquests of Camelot

Platform: MS-DOS, Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Adventure, Puzzle

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Final Lap Twin

Platform: PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16

Genre: Racing RPG

Publisher: JP Namco; NA NEC

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Hellfire

Platform: Arcade, Mega Drive/Genesis, PC Engine

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Taito (Arcade) Masaya (Mega Drive) Seismic Software Inc. (Genesis) NEC Avenue (PC Engine CD-ROM²)

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DJ Boy

Platform: Arcade, Sega Genesis

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Kaneko, Sammy

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