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Tuesday 26 December 1989

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Yohan Blake and Luke Worrall. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Another Day In Paradise by Phil Collins. In UK Especially For You by Kylie & Jason was in the top 5 hits. Always, directed by Steven Spielberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while Swan Lake by Mark Helprin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching T-Bag and the Pearls of Wisdom. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Astyanax or Dynamite Duke.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


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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Directed by: Edward Zwick

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes

Country: United States

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TV Series

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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 26 December 1989 ?

  • First day of Kwanzaa
  • Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
  • Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
  • Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
  • Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
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What news were making the headlines those days in December 1989?

  • Time: Tom Cruise. from .
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9205
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Money Laundering -- Dec. 18, 1989


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

Swan Lake

By: Mark Helprin

The two-time Caldecott medalist illustrates Mark Helprin's enchanting story of the characters in Tchaikovsky's famous ballet.

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By: Roseanne Barr

An autobiography which tells the story of a fat, Jewish girl brought up in Salt Lake City. She relates stories of her childhood and the year she spent in an asylum,

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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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Sorceress Of Darshiva

By: David Eddings

Sorceress of Darshiva is book 4 of the Mallorean series written by David Eddings. Quick plot: Zandrams kidnaps Belgarion's son and this is the epic tale of recovering his son.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Gekitotsu Shiku Battle

Gekitotsu Shiku Battle

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Vehicular combat

Publisher: Irem

The Astyanax

Platform: Arcade, NES

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Jaleco

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Bandai Golf: Challenge Pebble Beach

Platform: NES

Genre: Traditional golf simulation[1]

Publisher: Bandai

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Bandit Kings of Ancient China

Platform: MSX, NES, DOS, Amiga, Apple Macintosh, Sega Saturn, PlayStation

Genre: Turn-Based Strategy Simulation/Strategy RPG Turn-Based Tactics

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Dynamite Duke

Platform: Arcade, Mega Drive/Genesis, Master System, X68000

Genre: Cabal shooter

Publisher: Seibu Kaihatsu (arcade) Sega (SMS, Genesis)

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