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Wednesday 24 May 1989

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include G-Eazy and Argiris Karras. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Forever Your Girl by Paula Abdul. In UK Hand On Your Heart by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, directed by Steven Spielberg, 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 Absolutely. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Act-Fancer: Cybernetick Hyper Weapon or Circus Caper.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody

Country: United States

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Road House

Directed by: Rowdy Herrington

Starring: Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott

Country: United States

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See No Evil, Hear No Evil

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

Starring: Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Joan Severance

Country: United States

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Field of Dreams

Directed by: Phil Alden Robinson

Starring: Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta

Country: United States

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Pet Sematary

Directed by: Mary Lambert

Starring: Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Fred Gwynne

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Starring: Peter Baikie, Morwenna Banks, Jack Docherty, Moray Hunter

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Storyteller

Written by: Jim Henson

Starring: John Hurt, Brian Henson, Frederick Warder, David Greenaway

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Grim Tales

Starring: Rik Mayall

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 May 1989 ?

  • Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
  • Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
  • Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
  • Eritrea: National Day.
  • Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Indiana Jones & Last Crusade premieres
  • French war criminal Paul Touvier arrested in monastery in Nice
  • Weird Al Yankovic records his UHF soundtrack
  • New York Yankees' pitcher Lee Gutterman sets record of pitching 30-2/3 innings before giving up his first run of the season.
  • AC Milan wins 34th Europe Cup 1 at Barcelona, Spain.

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

  • Time: Blood-soaked Democratic Alliance Coalition VP candidate Guiliermo Ford being beaten by pro-governmen
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9173
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Eduard Shevardnadze -- May 15, 1989


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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Love And Marriage

By: Bill Cosby

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

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All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten

By: Robert Fulghum

Twenty-five years ago, Robert Fulghum published a simple credo—a credo that became the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.

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About Face

By: David H. Hackworth and Julie Sherman

Called “everything a twentieth century war memoir could possibly be” by The New York Times, this national bestseller by Colonel David H.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf!

Platform: Sega Mega Drive/Genesis

Genre: Traditional golf simulation

Publisher: Sega

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Act-Fancer: Cybernetick Hyper Weapon

Act-Fancer: Cybernetick Hyper Weapon

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: Data East

At The Carnival

At The Carnival

Platform: Apple Macintosh, MS-DOS

Genre: Puzzle game


Platform: Arcade, Mega Drive/Genesis, PC Engine

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Taito (Arcade) Masaya (Mega Drive) Seismic Software Inc. (Genesis) NEC Avenue (PC Engine CD-ROM²)

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Circus Caper

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Platform Action

Publisher: Toho

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