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Thursday 23 March 1989

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Mike Will and Daniel Hardcastle. In that special week of March people in US were listening to The Living Years by Mike + The Mechanics. In UK Too Many Broken Hearts by Jason Donovan was in the top 5 hits. Leviathan, directed by George P. Cosmatos, 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 Red Dwarf. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ghouls 'n Ghosts or Famicom Jump: Hero Retsuden.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: George P. Cosmatos

Starring: Peter Weller, Richard Crenna, Amanda Pays

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: John Neville, Eric Idle, Sarah Polley

Country: United States

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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Directed by: Stephen Herek

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin

Country: United States

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The 'Burbs

Directed by: Joe Dante

Starring: Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher

Country: United States

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Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Red Dwarf

Written by: Rob Grant, Doug Naylor

Starring: Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Chris Barrie, Robert Llewellyn

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The New Yankee Workshop

Starring: Norm Abram

Country: United States

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You Rang, M'Lord?

Starring: Paul Shane, Jeffrey Holland, Su Pollard, Donald Hewlett

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Rainbow

Starring: Imogen Stubbs, Martin Wenner, Jane Gurnett, Colin Tarrant

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Mystery Science Theater 3000

Written by: Joel Hodgson

Starring: Kevin Murphy, Trace Beaulieu, Jim Mallon, Michael J. Nelson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 March 1989 ?

  • Saint Rebecca (d.1914)
  • Roman Empire - Tubilustrium was held in honor of Mars.
  • Ancient Latvia - Lieldienas held in honor of Mara and other pagan goddesses.
  • Pakistan - National Day (Republic Day).
  • Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo (died 1606)
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  • 2 Utah scientists claim they have produced fusion at room temperature
  • Joel Steinberg sentenced to 25 yrs for killing his adopted daughter
  • Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann announce that they have achieved cold fusion at room temperature at the University of Utah.
  • March 23–28 ndash The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia passes constitutional changes revoking the autonomy of the Socialist Autonomous Province of Kosovo, triggering six days of rioting by the Albanian minority, during which at least 29 people were killed.

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  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Mapping Human Genes -- Mar. 20, 1989
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9163
  • Time: Illustration by Petra Mathers


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

The Satanic Verses

By: Salman Rushdie

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

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A Season In Hell

By: Jack Higgins

A British commando and a Wall Street lawyer team up to avenge the murders of their loved ones at the hands of a grisly international drug conspiracySean Egan and Sarah Talbot

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The Blooding

By: Joseph Wambaugh

Fifteen-year-old Lynda Mann's savagely raped and strangled body is found along a shady footpath near the English village of Narborough. Though a massive 150-man dragnet is launched, the case remains unsolved. Three

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Morning Glory

By: LaVyrle Spencer

From the author of "Vows" and "The Gamble", comes the story of Ella Dinsmore and Will Parker. Ella, widowed at 26 and with two small children, advertises for a husband, through

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Ghouls 'n Ghosts

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, CP System, Commodore 64, Sharp X68000, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, SuperGrafx, Sega Master System, Mega Drive/Genesis, Virtual Console, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Run and gun, Platform game

Publisher: Capcom

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Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Adventure, role-playing video game

Publisher: Ubisoft

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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

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Famicom Jump: Hero Retsuden

Famicom Jump: Hero Retsuden

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Action RPG

Publisher: Bandai

Finest Hour

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Namco

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