Sunday July 23, 1989

US date format: 7/23/1989, UK date format: 23/7/1989

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on July 23, 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 Daniel Radcliffe and Ashley King. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Toy Soldiers by Martika. In UK Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) by Soul II Soul was in the top 5 hits. Kiki's Delivery Service, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Split Ends. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Famicom Tantei Club Part II: Ushiro ni Tatsu Shōjo or Arbalester.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Papua New Guinea - Remembrance Day
  • Egypt - Revolution Day (1952)
  • St. Liborius
  • Catholic - the feasts of at least 2 saints: St. Apollinaris
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Events

  • 118th British Golf Open: Mark Calcavecchia shoots a 275 at Royal Troon
  • Amy Alcott wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • Winds gust to 85 MPH at Fort Smith, Arkansas.
  • FOX-TV tops ABC, NBC and CBS for first time (America's Most Wanted).

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Kiki's Delivery Service

Kiki's Delivery Service

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Minami Takayama, Rei Sakuma, Kappei Yamaguchi

Country: United States of America

Turner & Hooch

Turner & Hooch

Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode

Starring: Tom Hanks, Mare Winningham, Craig T. Nelson, Reginald VelJohnson

Night Game

Night Game

Directed by: Peter Masterson

Starring: Roy Scheider, Karen Young, Lane Smith, Richard Bradford

Khoj

Khoj

Directed by: Keshu Ramsay

Starring: Rishi Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Kimi Katkar, Satish Shah

Cruising Bar

Cruising Bar

Directed by: Robert Ménard

Starring: Michel Côté, Louise Marleau, Geneviève Rioux, Véronique Le Flaguais

TV Series

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Split Ends

Split Ends

Directed by: Dorothy Lyman

Tierparkgeschichten

Tierparkgeschichten

13 East

13 East

Rita von Falkenhain

Rita von Falkenhain

The Chef's Apprentice

The Chef's Apprentice

Days to next July 23

If July 23, 1989 is your birthday you're 31 years, 2 months, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 28 days.
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Books

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The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

The Satanic Verses

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One of the most controversial and acclaimed novels ever written, The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie’s best-known and most galvanizing book.

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.

Love And Marriage by Bill Cosby

Love And Marriage

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The reigning King of Comedy demonstrates warmth, wit, and wisdom as he takes on two subjects close to us all. Cosby shares his thoughts on everything from childhood romances and adolescent

It'S Always Something by Gilda Radner

It'S Always Something

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To honor the twentieth anniversary of beloved comedienne Gilda Radner’s death from ovarian cancer comes a commemo- rative edition of her memoir, It’s Always Something—featuring a newly updated resource guide for

A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking

A Brief History Of Time

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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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Aleste 2

Aleste 2

Platform: MSX2, Windows

Genre: Vertical scrolling shooter

Publisher: Compile

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

Arbalester

Arbalester

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: SETA

ElectroCop

ElectroCop

Platform: Atari Lynx

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari

Final Fight

Final Fight

Platform: Arcade, Capcom Power System Changer, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, PlayStation 2, Mega-CD, ZX Spectrum, Super NES, X68000, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation Portable, iOS

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Capcom


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