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Sunday 24 December 1989, Christmas Eve

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 24, 1989). The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jordan Shalhoub and Kanan Gill. 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. Born on the Fourth of July, directed by Oliver Stone, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while The Eleventh Hour by Graeme Base was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Sweet Life. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Demon Sword or Bandai Golf: Challenge Pebble Beach.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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What the sky looked like on 24 December 1989

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Movies

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

Born on the Fourth of July

Directed by: Oliver Stone

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

Country: United States

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Always

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, Brad Johnson, John Goodman

Country: United States

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Wild Orchid

Directed by: Zalman King

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Jacqueline Bisset, Carré Otis, Assumpta Serna

Country: United States

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The Banker

Directed by: William Webb

Starring: Robert Forster, Shanna Reed, Duncan Regehr, Jeff Conaway

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Glory

Directed by: Edward Zwick

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Sweet Life

Directed by: Rob Spera

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Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl

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Oh! Mr. Toad

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 December 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • December 24 is celebrated as the day before Christmas, thus called Christmas Eve.
  • It is the day when food is traditionally set out for Santa Claus and his reindeer. Children around the world are urged to go to bed early so they are not awake when he arrives.
  • In Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, the Czech Republic and Slovakia among others, this is the day that presents are exchanged and opened.
  • The Declaration of Christmas Peace takes place in the Old Great Square of Turku, Finland's official Christmas City, according to old traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Charles Taylor enters Liberia to unseat President Samuel K Doe.

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Sport Games on 24 December 1989

NFL
American Football
  • Chicago Bears - San Francisco 49ers : 0 - 26
  • Denver Broncos - San Diego Chargers : 16 - 19
  • Detroit Lions - Atlanta Falcons : 31 - 24
  • Green Bay Packers - Dallas Cowboys : 20 - 10
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 24, 1989 - Geocentric view

Discover the planets positions on December 24, 1989 as well as what the sky looked like at your place

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Magazine Covers

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

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Music Charts

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

Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Como Fui A Enamorarme De Ti - Los Bukis
  2. Emmanuel - La Chica De Humo
  3. Isabel Pantoja - Se Me Enamora El Alma
  4. Si Me Vas A Olvidar - Roberto Carlos
  5. La Cima Del Cielo - Ricardo Montaner
  6. El Que Mas Te Ha Querido - Dyango
  7. Fuiste Un Trozo De Hielo En La Escarcha - Chayanne
  8. No Digas No - Ana Gabriel
  9. Demasiado Tarde - Marisela
  10. Frente A Frente - Los Yonic's

Books

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

The Eleventh Hour

By: Graeme Base

When Horace the elephant turns eleven, he celebrates in style by inviting his exotic friends to a splendid costume party. But a mystery is afoot, for in the midst of the

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Clear And Present Danger

By: Tom Clancy

THIS BOOK IS NOT AUTOGRAPHED!!!! The controversial bestseller from Tom Clancy, the all-time master of the techno-thriller. CIA Deputy Director Jack Ryan joins the war on drugs.

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I Want To Grow Hair, I Want To Grow Up, I Want To Go To Boise

By: Erma Bombeck

This is a heartwarming book about kids surviving cancer. America's favorite family writer brings us the stories of children who have every hope of beating the odds and living to drive

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It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It

By: Robert Fulghum

In his first phenomenal best-seller, EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN, Robert Fulghum reminded readers everywhere of some plain and still-true truths.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Gazza's Superstar Soccer

Gazza's Superstar Soccer

Platform: Amiga 500/600, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Atari ST, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Empire Interactive

Casino Kid

Platform: NES

Genre: Casino

Publisher: Sofel

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Demon Sword

Demon Sword

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Action / Platformer

Publisher: Taito

Bandai Golf: Challenge Pebble Beach

Bandai Golf: Challenge Pebble Beach

Platform: NES

Genre: Traditional golf simulation[1]

Publisher: Bandai

Dragon Wars

Dragon Wars

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIGS, C64, Nintendo Family Computer, Tandy and DOS, NEC PC-9801, Sharp X68000

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Activision

Home videos

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

Ben and Me

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Married to the Mob

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The Presidio

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Big Business

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Heathers

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