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Saturday 21 October 1989

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Cody Johns and Festus Ezeli. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Miss You Much by Janet Jackson. In UK Ride On Time by Black Box was in the top 5 hits. Look Who's Talking, directed by Amy Heckerling, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while Among Schoolchildren by Tracy Kidder was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Around the World in 80 Days. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Finest Hour or Al Unser Jr.'s Turbo Racing.
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 ?

Around the World in 80 Days

Written by: Jules Verne

Starring: Michael Palin, Basil Pao

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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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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Movies

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

Look Who's Talking

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

Starring: John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Olympia Dukakis

Country: United States

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Mystery Train

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Masatoshi Nagase, Youki Kudoh, Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Country: United States

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My Left Foot

Directed by: Jim Sheridan

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Alison Whelan

Country: United States

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Black Rain

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia, Ken Takakura

Country: United States

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Sea of Love

Directed by: Harold Becker

Starring: Al Pacino, Ellen Barkin, John Goodman

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 October 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
  • R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
  • Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jean Image: Hungarian-French animator director and screenwriter (d. 1989).
Facts:
  • Dangerous Games closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 1st black owners (Betram Lee & Peter Bynoe) to own a major sports team, purchasing Denver Nuggets for $65m
  • Houston becomes first major college team to gain 1000 yards in a game.
  • Buck Helm found alive after being buried four days, in San Francisco earthquake.
  • The Hungarian Republic is officially declared by president Mátyás Szűrös (replacing the Hungarian People's Republic).

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Books

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

Among Schoolchildren

By: Tracy Kidder

Tracy Kidder -- the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Soul of a New Machine and the extraordinary national bestseller House -- spent nine months in Mrs.

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It'S Always Something

By: Gilda Radner

To honor the twentieth anniversary of beloved comedienne Gilda Radner’s death from ovarian cancer comes a commemo- rative edition of her memoir, It’s Always Something—featuring a newly updated resource guide for

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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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From Beirut To Jerusalem

By: Thomas L. Friedman

"If you're only going to read one book on the Middle East, this is it."---Seymour M. HershOne of the most thought-provoking books ever written about the Middle East, From Beirut to

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Baseball Simulator 1.000

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Baseball

Publisher: Culture Brain

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Cosmic Wars

Platform: Famicom

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Konami

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Demon's World/Horror Story

Demon's World/Horror Story

Platform: Arcade, PC Engine (as Horror Story)

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Taito Corporation Toaplan (in some regions)

Finest Hour

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Namco

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Al Unser Jr.'s Turbo Racing

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Data East

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