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Sunday 24 December 1989, Christmas Eve

It was Sunday, under the sign of Capricorn. 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. Always, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while The Dark Half by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Simpsons. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Butcher Hill or Deathtrack.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

The Simpsons

Written by: James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Sam Simon

Starring: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Country: United States

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True Blue

Written by: David J. Kinghorn

Starring: John Bolger, Leo Burmester, Nestor Serrano, Grant Show

Country: United States

The Staggering Stories of Ferdinand De Bargos

Starring: Susie Blake

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Around the World in 80 Days

Written by: Jules Verne

Starring: Michael Palin, Basil Pao

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Victorian Kitchen

Starring: Alison Arnison, Harry Dodson, Ruth Mott, Peter Thoday

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Always

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, Brad Johnson

Country: United States

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Born on the Fourth of July

Directed by: Oliver Stone

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

Country: United States

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Tango & Cash

Directed by: Andrei Konchalovsky

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher

Country: United States

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The Wizard

Directed by: Todd Holland

Starring: Fred Savage, Luke Edwards, Jenny Lewis

Country: United States

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Glory

Directed by: Edward Zwick

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes

Country: United States

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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.
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Facts:
  • Charles Taylor enters Liberia to unseat President Samuel K Doe.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Money Laundering -- Dec. 18, 1989
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9204
  • Time: Building a New World'

Books

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

The Polar Express

By: Chris Van Allsburg

1986 Caldecott Medal Winner A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical trip to the North Pole . . . Through dark forests, over tall mountains, and across a desert of ice, the Polar Express ...

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Alaska

By: James A. Michener

In this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier, James A. Michener guides us through Alaska’s fierce terrain and history, from the long-forgotten past to the bustling present.

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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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The Sands Of Time

By: Sidney Sheldon

Spain. A land of eternal passion and unceasing bloodshed. From the vengeance of a pitiless tyrant, four women flee the sacred, once-safe walls of a convent: LUCIA, the proud survivor harboring a murderous secret from the savage clan wars of ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Butcher Hill

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

Genre: Action

Publisher: Gremlin Graphics

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Crime Fighters

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Konami

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Deathtrack

Deathtrack

Platform: PC (DOS)

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Activision

ElectroCop

Platform: Atari Lynx

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari

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F-1 Pilot

Platform: PC Engine

Genre: Arcade racing

Publisher: Pack-In-Video

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