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Saturday 23 December 1989

It was Saturday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nick Chambers and Liis Koger. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Another Day In Paradise by Phil Collins. In UK You Got It (The Right Stuff) by New Kids On The Block was in the top 5 hits. Always, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while The Tempting Of America by Robert H. Bork was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Simpsons. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Famicom Tantei Club Part II: Ushiro ni Tatsu Shōjo or The Cycles: International Grand Prix 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 ?

The Simpsons

Written by: James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Sam Simon

Starring: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Country: United States

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True Blue

Written by: David J. Kinghorn

Starring: John Bolger, Leo Burmester, Nestor Serrano, Grant Show

Country: United States

The Staggering Stories of Ferdinand De Bargos

Starring: Susie Blake

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Bonne espérance

Starring: Constanze Engelbrecht

Country: France

Join In!

Written by: Jed MacKay

Starring: Marty Brier, Pamela Sinha, Mishu Vellani, Rudy Webb

Country: Canada

Movies

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

Tango & Cash

Directed by: Andrei Konchalovsky

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher

Country: United States

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Born on the Fourth of July

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Starring: Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava

Country: United States

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Always

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, Brad Johnson

Country: United States

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Glory

Directed by: Edward Zwick

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes

Country: United States

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The Wizard

Directed by: Todd Holland

Starring: Fred Savage, Luke Edwards, Jenny Lewis

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 December 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • Festivus (from sitcom Seinfeld)
  • Oaxaca - Night of the Radishes
  • Secular humanism (American) - HumanLight observed
  • R.C. Saints - John Cantius ; Thorlac Thorhallsson, patron saint of Iceland
  • Sweden - Birthday of Queen Silvia, an official flag day
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • Nicolae and Elena Ceauşescu are captured in Târgoviște.
  • Romanian leader Nicolae Ceauşescu and his wife Elena are executed by military troops after being found guilty of crimes against humanity.
  • Bank of Japan governors announce a major interest rate hike, eventually leading to the peak and fall of the ''bubble economy''.

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Sport Games on 23 December 1989

NFL
American Football
  • Buffalo Bills - New York Jets : 37 - 0
  • Cleveland Browns - Houston Oilers : 24 - 20
  • Washington Redskins - Seattle Seahawks : 29 - 0
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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Money Laundering -- Dec. 18, 1989
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9204
  • Time: Building a New World'

Books

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

The Tempting Of America

By: Robert H. Bork

Judge Bork shares a personal account of the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing on his nomination as well as his view on politics versus the law.

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Education Of A Wandering Man

By: Louis L'Amour

From his decision to leave school at fifteen to roam the world, to his recollections of life as a hobo on the Southern Pacific Railroad, as a cattle skinner in Texas,

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Caribbean

By: James A. Michener

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.

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Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All

By: Allan Gurganus

Allan Gurganus's Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All became an instant classic upon its publication. Critics and readers alike fell in love with the voice of ninety-nine-year-old Lucy Marsden, one of

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Beast Busters

Platform: Arcade game, Commodore Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Rail shooter

Publisher: SNK, U.S. Gold, Activision

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Famicom Tantei Club Part II: Ushiro ni Tatsu Shōjo

Famicom Tantei Club Part II: Ushiro ni Tatsu Shōjo

Platform: Family Computer Disk System, Super Famicom, Game Boy Advance

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Nintendo

X-Men: Madness in Murderworld

X-Men: Madness in Murderworld

Platform: Amiga, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Paragon Software

Castle of the Winds

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Roguelike

Publisher: Epic MegaGames

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The Cycles: International Grand Prix Racing

The Cycles: International Grand Prix Racing

Platform: Amiga, Commodore 64, DOS, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Accolade


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