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Tuesday 22 August 1989

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sp4zie and Chariz Solomon. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx. In UK Swing The Mood by Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers was in the top 5 hits. Little Monsters, directed by Richard Alan Greenberg, 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. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyber Police ESWAT or Four Trax.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Little Monsters

Directed by: Richard Alan Greenberg

Starring: Fred Savage, Howie Mandel, Daniel Stern

Country: United States

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Uncle Buck

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Louisa Kelly

Country: United States

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The Abyss

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn

Country: United States

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Lock Up

Directed by: John Flynn

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Donald Sutherland, John Amos

Country: United States

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Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Wiest

Country: United States

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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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 22 August 1989 ?

  • RC feasts - Mary queen of angels
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Famous Deaths:
  • 1st complete ring around Neptune discovered
  • Nolan Ryan strikes out Rickey Henderson to become the first Major League Baseball pitcher to record 5,000 strikeouts.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: George Bush -- Aug. 21, 1989
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9186
  • Time: America's plight in the Lebanon hostage conflict.


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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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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By: Belva Plain

At thirty-six, Jennie Rakowsky's dreams were coming true. She was about to marry a wonderful man, her career as a lawyer was skyrocketing, and she had never been more beautiful.

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A Brief History Of Time

By: Stephen W. Hawking

Stephen Hawking has earned a reputation as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein. In this landmark volume, Professor Hawking shares his blazing intellect with nonscientists everywhere, guiding us expertly to

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Cyber Police ESWAT

Cyber Police ESWAT

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Atari ST, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Master System

Genre: scrolling shooter

Publisher: Sega

Kenny Dalglish Soccer Manager

Kenny Dalglish Soccer Manager

Platform: Commodore 64[2] ZX Spectrum[2] Atari ST[2] Atari 8-bit family[2] Amstrad CPC[2] Amiga

Genre: Association football management

Four Trax

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Namco

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Prince of Persia

Platform: Amiga, Android, Apple II, Atari ST, Dreamcast, FM Towns, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, GameCube, iOS, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable,

Genre: Cinematic platformer Action-adventure

Publisher: Brøderbund The Learning Company Mattel Interactive Ubisoft Gameloft

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Batman: The Video Game

Platform: NES, Game Boy, Sega Genesis

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Sunsoft

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