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Thursday August 24, 1989

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on August 24, 1989). The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Lianne La Havas and Mike Kuza. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx. In UK Swing The Mood by Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers was in the top 5 hits. Erik the Viking, directed by Terry Jones, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while King Of The Night by Laurence Leamer was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Open House. If you liked videogames you were probably playing All-Pro Basketball Zenbei! Pro Basketball or Casino Kid.
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What the sky looked like on 24 August 1989

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Movies

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

Erik the Viking

Directed by: Terry Jones

Starring: Tim Robbins, John Cleese, Mickey Rooney, Eartha Kitt

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Breaking In

Directed by: Bill Forsyth

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Casey Siemaszko, Sheila Kelley, Lorraine Toussaint

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Relentless

Directed by: William Lustig

Starring: Judd Nelson, Robert Loggia, Leo Rossi, Meg Foster

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Fortress of Amerikkka

Directed by: Eric Louzil

Starring: Gene LeBrock, Kellee Bradley, David Crane, William J. Kulzer

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Romero

Directed by: John Duigan

Starring: Raul Julia, Richard Jordan, Ana Alicia, Eddie Velez

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TV Series

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

Open House

Directed by: Andrew Paquin

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Split Ends

Directed by: Dorothy Lyman

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Tierparkgeschichten

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ABCD Nuls

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 August 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • Liberia: Flag Day
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
  • Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
  • Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
  • Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
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Facts:
  • British brewery Bass buys Holiday Inn hotel chain
  • Pete Rose is suspended from baseball for life for gambling
  • Voyager 2 flies past Neptune
  • Colombian drug barons declare ''total war'' on the Colombian government.
  • Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose is banned from baseball for gambling by Commissioner A. Bartlett Giamatti.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 24, 1989 - Geocentric view

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Books

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

King Of The Night

By: Laurence Leamer

A candid, unauthorized portrait of Johnny Carson draws on the observations of ex-wives, paramours, colleagues, family, and friends to provide a close-up study of America's most famous talk-show host.

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Blessings

By: Belva Plain

At thirty-six, Jennie Rakowsky's dreams were coming true. She was about to marry a wonderful man, her career as a lawyer was skyrocketing, and she had never been more beautiful.

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Summer Of '49

By: David Halberstam

With incredible skill, passion, and insight, Pulitzer Prize–winningauthor David Halberstam returns us to a glorious time when the dreams of a now almost forgotten America rested on the crack of a

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Win, Lose Or Die

By: John Gardner

The London Gazette announcement was brief: "€œBOND, JAMES, Commander RNVR, relieved of current duties at the Foreign Office. Promoted to the substantive rank of Captain and returned to active service forthwith."€

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

All-Pro Basketball Zenbei! Pro Basketball

All-Pro Basketball Zenbei! Pro Basketball

Platform: NES

Genre: Traditional basketball with arcade-like elements

Publisher: Vic Tokai

Ballistix

Ballistix

Platform: Acorn Electron, Amiga, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, TurboGrafx-16

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: EU Sizzlers; UK Psyclapse; UK Psyclapse; UK Psygnosis; UK Superior Software; JP Coconuts Japan; NA NEC Technologies

Casino Kid

Platform: NES

Genre: Casino

Publisher: Sofel

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Platform: Family Computer/NES

Genre: Action

Publisher: SETA

Budokan: The Martial Spirit

Budokan: The Martial Spirit

Platform: Amiga, DOS, Sega Mega Drive, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Fighting

Publisher: EA

Home videos

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

Madame Sousatzka

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The 'Burbs

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Serendipity the Pink Dragon

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Waxwork

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The Accused

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