Wednesday November 22, 1989

US date format: 11/22/1989, UK date format: 22/11/1989

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see birth chart on November 22, 1989). The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Alden Ehrenreich and Candice Glover. In that special week of November people in US were listening to Blame It On The Rain by Milli Vanilli. In UK All Around The World by Lisa Stansfield was in the top 5 hits. Christmas Vacation, directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while Caribbean by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Sweet Life. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Dark Heart of Uukrul or Al Unser Jr.'s Turbo Racing.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • R.C. Saints - Feast of Saint Cecilia
  • Also see November 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Lebanon - Independence Day (from France, 1943)
  • Family Day begins in 2005
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Events

  • Aneta Kreglicka of Poland, 24, crowned 39th Miss World
  • US 63rd manned space mission STS 33 (Discovery 9) launches into orbit
  • Kirby Pucket signs record US$3 million per year (for three years) Minnesota Twins' contract.
  • The Mirage hotel and casino opens in Las Vegas, Nevada. On the opening night, Elmer Sherwin wins US$4.6 million on a Megabucks spin. About 200,000 people attend the opening.
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Movies

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Christmas Vacation

Christmas Vacation

Directed by: Jeremiah S. Chechik

Starring: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki

Country: United States of America

The Dead Next Door

The Dead Next Door

Directed by: J.R. Bookwalter

Starring: Pete Ferry, Bogdan Pecic, Michael Grossi, Jolie Jackunas

Laser Mission

Laser Mission

Directed by: BJ Davis

Starring: Brandon Lee, Debi A. Monahan, Ernest Borgnine, Richard Cox

Back to the Future Part II

Back to the Future Part II

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson

Country: United States of America

Willy the Sparrow

Willy the Sparrow

Directed by: József Gémes

Starring: Levente Igaz, Klári Tolnay, József Székhelyi, Eszter Kárász

TV Series

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The Sweet Life

The Sweet Life

Directed by: Rob Spera

Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl

Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl

Blackadder Goes Forth

Blackadder Goes Forth

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Alien Nation

Alien Nation

Directed by: Graham Baker

Baywatch

Baywatch

Directed by: Seth Gordon

Days to next November 22

If November 22, 1989 is your birthday you're 30 years, 9 months, 30 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 1 day.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Caribbean by James A. Michener

Caribbean

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In this acclaimed classic novel, James A. Michener sweeps readers off to the Caribbean, bringing to life the eternal allure and tumultuous history of this glittering string of islands.

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

The Joy Luck Club

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

Confessions Of An S.O.B. by Al Neuharth

Confessions Of An S.O.B.

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The self-made businessman and self-proclaimed S.O.B. who masterminded USA Today reveals how he rose from Associated Press reporter to CEO of Gannett newspapers.

It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It by Robert Fulghum

It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It

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In his first phenomenal best-seller, EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN, Robert Fulghum reminded readers everywhere of some plain and still-true truths.

Jimmy Stewart And His Poems by Jimmy Stewart

Jimmy Stewart And His Poems

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"I'm sure I never said to myself: 'Now, Jim--why don't you sit down and write a poem.' It's still a mystery to me, but I think probably it's something that happened

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

The Dark Heart of Uukrul

The Dark Heart of Uukrul

Platform: Apple II, MS-DOS

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Brøderbund

Dragons of Flame

Dragons of Flame

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, NES, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Action adventure

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc. U.S. Gold

Al Unser Jr.'s Turbo Racing

Al Unser Jr.'s Turbo Racing

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Data East

Risk: The World Conquest Game

Risk: The World Conquest Game

Platform: DOS

Publisher: Virgin Mastertronic International

Australian Rules Football

Australian Rules Football

Platform: C64 ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC

Genre: Sports


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