Wednesday May 24, 1989

US date format: 5/24/1989, UK date format: 24/5/1989

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 24, 1989). The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. 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. Dead Poets Society, directed by Peter Weir, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tierparkgeschichten. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 750cc Grand Prix or Conquests of Camelot.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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.
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Events

  • 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.
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Movies

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Dead Poets Society

Dead Poets Society

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles

Country: United States of America

Warlock

Warlock

Directed by: Steve Miner

Starring: Julian Sands, Lori Singer, Richard E. Grant, Mary Woronov

Renegades

Renegades

Directed by: Jack Sholder

Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jami Gertz, Robert Knepper

My Mom's a Werewolf

My Mom's a Werewolf

Directed by: Michael Fischa

Starring: Susan Blakely, John Saxon, Tina Caspary, John Schuck

No Holds Barred

No Holds Barred

Directed by: Thomas J. Wright

Starring: Hulk Hogan, Joan Severance, Kurt Fuller, Tommy 'Tiny' Lister

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Tierparkgeschichten

Tierparkgeschichten

Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Round the Twist

Round the Twist

Rivalen der Rennbahn

Rivalen der Rennbahn

Rory Bremner

Rory Bremner

Directed by: Kevin Bishop

Days to next May 24

If May 24, 1989 is your birthday you're 31 years, 4 months, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 29 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten

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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.

A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking

A Brief History Of Time

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Stephen Hawking has earned a reputation as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein. In this landmark volume, Professor Hawking shares his blazing intellect with nonscientists everywhere, guiding us expertly to

A Woman Named Jackie by C. David Heymann

A Woman Named Jackie

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This biography considers the life and career of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, from her traumatic childhood, through her marriage to John F.Kennedy

The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

The Satanic Verses

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

Playmates by Robert B. Parker

Playmates

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Spenser goes back to school--to investigate corruption in college town. Taft University's hottest basketball star is shaving points for quick cash.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

750cc Grand Prix

750cc Grand Prix

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Codemasters

Conquests of Camelot

Conquests of Camelot

Platform: MS-DOS, Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Adventure, Puzzle

Dragon Spirit: The New Legend

Dragon Spirit: The New Legend

Platform: Famicom/NES

Genre: Action

Bad News Baseball

Bad News Baseball

Platform: NES

Genre: Traditional baseball simulation

Cyber Police ESWAT

Cyber Police ESWAT

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

Genre: scrolling shooter

Publisher: Sega


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