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Thursday 23 February 1989

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces (see planets position on February 23, 1989). The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Laurence Beveridge and Amara Baby. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Straight Up by Paula Abdul. In UK Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart by Marc Almond featuring Gene Pitney was in the top 5 hits. Scandal, directed by Michael Caton-Jones, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while French Kiss by Eric Van Lustbader was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Forever Green. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Clash at Demonhead or Fantasy World Dizzy.
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What the sky looked like on 23 February 1989

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Movies

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

Scandal

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

Starring: John Hurt, Joanne Whalley, Bridget Fonda, Ian McKellen

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Skin Deep

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: John Ritter, Vincent Gardenia, Alyson Reed, Joel Brooks

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Out Cold

Directed by: Malcolm Mowbray

Starring: John Lithgow, Teri Garr, Laura Alcalde, Madison Arnold

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Je suis le seigneur du château

Directed by: Régis Wargnier

Starring: Jean Rochefort, Dominique Blanc, Régis Arpin, David Behar

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The 'Burbs

Directed by: Joe Dante

Starring: Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Forever Green

Clarke & Dawe

Miguel Servet (La sangre y la ceniza)

Hard Time on Planet Earth

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 February 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • Saint Milburga
  • Roman Empire - Terminalia held in honor of Terminus.
  • Russia - Defender of the Fatherland Day (formerly Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy).
  • Blessed odilia of Mombeek
  • Guyana - Mashramani-Republic Day.
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Facts:
  • After protracted testimony, the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee rejects, 11-9, President Bush's nomination of John Tower for Secretary of Defense.
  • February 23–27 ndash U.S. President Bush visits Japan, China, and South Korea, attending the funeral of Hirohito and then meeting with China's Deng Xiaoping and South Korea's Roh Tae-woo.
  • The funeral of Hirohito is attended by representatives of 160 nations.
  • Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini places a US $3-million bounty on the head of ''The Satanic Verses'' author Salman Rushdie.
  • After 44 years, Estonian flag is raised to the Pikk Hermann Castle tower.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on February 23, 1989 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1989 ?

Top #10 Latin songs
  1. HOMBRES AL BORDE DE UN ATAQUE DE CELOS - Yuri
  2. Asi Fue - Isabel Pantoja
  3. Rocio Durcal - Como Tu Mujer
  4. Tu Pirata Soy Yo - Chayanne
  5. UN TIEMPO PARA NOSOTROS - Braulio
  6. Aprendere - Ednita Nazario
  7. QUE ESPERABAS DE MI - Rocio Durcal
  8. MALA SUERTE - Vikki Carr
  9. Un Hombre Busca Una Mujer - Luis Miguel
  10. ES EL AMOR QUE LLEGA - Ana Gabriel
Top #5 songs in the UK
  1. Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart - Marc Almond featuring Gene Pitney
  2. Simple Minds - Belfast Child
  3. Mike & The Mechanics - The Living Years
  4. Michael Ball - Love Changes Everything
  5. Holly Johnson - Love Train

Books

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

French Kiss

By: Eric Van Lustbader

Written by the author of "The Ninja", "The Miko" and "Jian", this story of violent passion brings together East and West in the search for the mythical Prey Dauw - a

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Gracie

By: George Burns

"SAY GOODNIGHT, GRACIE..." With those now familiar words, George Burns and Gracie Allen bid farewell to devoted audiences at the end of each of their broadcasts throughout the Golden Age of

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The First Salute

By: Barbara W. Tuchman

Barbara W. Tuchman, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of the classic The Guns of August, turns her sights homeward with this brilliant, insightful narrative of the Revolutionary War.

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The Cardinal Of The Kremlin

By: Tom Clancy

Two men possess vital data on Russia’s Star Wars missile defense system. One of them is CARDINAL—America's highest agent in the Kremlin—and he's about to be terminated by the KGB.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Fantasy World Dizzy

Fantasy World Dizzy

Platform: Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Enterprise 64/128, Amiga, Atari ST, DOS

Genre: Arcade adventure

Publisher: Codemasters

F29 Retaliator

Platform: DOS, Amiga, Atari ST, FM Towns, NEC PC-9801

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: Ocean Software

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Clash at Demonhead

Clash at Demonhead

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Action-adventure Platformer

Publisher: Vic Tokai

Cameltry

Cameltry

Platform: Arcade game, SNES, FM Towns, Sharp X68000

Genre: Platformer/Racing

Publisher: Taito

Black Gold

Black Gold

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Commodore 64

Genre: Business simulation game

Publisher: reLINE Software Rainbow Arts

Home videos

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

When Harry Met Sally...

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The Fly II

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Things Change

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Bedknobs and Broomsticks

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Midnight Run

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