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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 Natalie Distler 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. Kill Me Again, directed by John Dahl, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while The Writing Life by Annie Dillard was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Chicago 90 or Garfield: Winter's Tail.
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Movies

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

Kill Me Again

Directed by: John Dahl

Starring: Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Pat Mulligan, Nick Dimitri

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Immediate Family

Directed by: Jonathan Kaplan

Starring: Glenn Close, James Woods, Mary Stuart Masterson, Kevin Dillon

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Worth Winning

Directed by: Will Mackenzie

Starring: Mark Harmon, Madeleine Stowe, Lesley Ann Warren, Maria Holvoe

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Shocker

Directed by: Wes Craven

Starring: Michael Murphy, Mitch Pileggi, John Tesh, Heather Langenkamp

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Fat Man and Little Boy

Directed by: Roland Joffé

Starring: Paul Newman, Dwight Schultz, Bonnie Bedelia, John Cusack

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TV Series

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

Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl

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Zwei Münchner in Hamburg

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Alien Nation

Directed by: Graham Baker

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Baywatch

Directed by: Seth Gordon

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The Karate Kid

Directed by: John Avildsen

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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 ?

The Writing Life

By: Annie Dillard

Annie Dillard has written eleven books, including the memoir of her parents, An American Childhood; the Northwest pioneer epic The Living; and the nonfiction narrative Pilgrim at Tinker Creek.

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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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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bandit Kings of Ancient China

Platform: MSX, NES, DOS, Amiga, Apple Macintosh, Sega Saturn, PlayStation

Genre: Turn-Based Strategy Simulation/Strategy RPG Turn-Based Tactics

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Destiny of an Emperor

Destiny of an Emperor

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Strategy role-playing game

Publisher: Capcom

Chicago 90

Chicago 90

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

Genre: Action, racing game

Publisher: Microïds

Garfield: Winter's Tail

Garfield: Winter's Tail

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action

Publisher: The Edge

Conflict

Platform: NES

Genre: Strategy

Publisher: Vic Tokai

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Home videos

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

Die Hard

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Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey

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Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

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Scrooged

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See No Evil, Hear No Evil

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