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Monday 25 December 1989, Christmas

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Adrian von Ziegler and Loco (rapper). In that special week of December people in US were listening to Another Day In Paradise by Phil Collins. 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 Merrie Melodies: Starring Bugs Bunny and Friends. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Face Off! or After The War.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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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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Tango & Cash

Directed by: Andrei Konchalovsky

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher

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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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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What the sky looked like on 25 December 1989

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TV Series

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

Gophers!

Written by: Mark Mason

Starring: Francis Wright

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Jim Henson Presents Mother Goose Stories

Starring: London Kim

Country: United States

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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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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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Blackadder Goes Forth

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 December 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
  • Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
  • British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
  • Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Billy Martin: American baseball player and manager, famous for his gutsy all-out baseball playing style and barroom fighting brawls.
  • Nicolea Ceausescu: Dictator of Romania, executed.
  • Ton Regtien: Dutch student leader, dies at age 51.
  • Barrel Regtien: student leader, dies.
  • Elena Ceausescu: Romanian politician(executed in revolution) (Born 1916).

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Sport Games on 25 December 1989

NFL
American Football
  • Cincinnati Bengals - Minnesota Vikings : 21 - 29
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Books

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

The Dark Half

By: Stephen King

Master storyteller Stephen King presents the classic “wondrously frightening” (Publishers Weekly) #1 New York Times bestseller about a writer’s horrific and haunting pseudonym.“I’m back...I’m back from the dead and you don’t seem glad to see me at all, you ungrateful ...

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The Pillars of the Earth

By: Ken Follett

View our Ken Follett feature page. Learn more about The Pillars of the Earth miniseries on Starz. A departure for the bestselling thriller writer, this historical epic—a twelfth-century tale of the building of a mighty Gothic cathedral—stunned readers and critics ...

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Jimmy Stewart And His Poems

By: Jimmy Stewart

"I'm sure I never said to myself: 'Now, Jim--why don't you sit down and write a poem.' It's still a mystery to me, but I think probably it's something that happened

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Daddy

By: Danielle Steel

Oliver Watson's world suddenly dissolves around him when Sarah, his wife of eighteen years, returns to Harvard to get her master's degree. Oliver is left on his own, with three children and a freedom he never wanted and doesn't completely ...

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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

Face Off!

Platform: PC, Commodore 64

Genre: Sports

Publisher: GameStar

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Cobra Triangle

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Racing, vehicular combat

Publisher: Nintendo

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After The War

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum, Coin-op

Genre: Action

Publisher: Dinamic Software

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The Uncanny X-Men

Platform: NES

Genre: 2D action platformer

Publisher: LJN

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