Sunday February 26, 1989

US date format: 2/26/1989, UK date format: 26/2/1989

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 26, 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 Gabriel Obertan and Alba Rico. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Straight Up by Paula Abdul. In UK Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart by Marc Almond featuring Gene Pitney was in the top 5 hits. Scandal, directed by Michael Caton-Jones, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while Spy Hook by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Fauji. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Kenny Dalglish Soccer Manager or Cosmic Wars.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Blessed Edigna
  • Saint Mechtild (d. 1154)
  • Blessed Leo of Furnes (d. 1163)
  • Saint Victor
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Events

  • Lowest barometric pressure in the Netherlands (95.5 hPa)
  • New York Yankees announce that Tom Seaver is their new TV sportscaster.

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Movies

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Scandal

Scandal

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

Starring: John Hurt, Joanne Whalley, Bridget Fonda, Ian McKellen

Skin Deep

Skin Deep

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Starring: John Ritter, Vincent Gardenia, Alyson Reed, Joel Brooks

Out Cold

Out Cold

Directed by: Malcolm Mowbray

Starring: John Lithgow, Teri Garr, Laura Alcalde, Madison Arnold

Je suis le seigneur du château

Je suis le seigneur du château

Directed by: Régis Wargnier

Starring: Jean Rochefort, Dominique Blanc, Régis Arpin, David Behar

The 'Burbs

The 'Burbs

Directed by: Joe Dante

Starring: Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Fauji

Fauji

Directed by: Col. Kapoor

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan

Country: India

Forever Green

Forever Green

Clarke & Dawe

Clarke & Dawe

Miguel Servet (La sangre y la ceniza)

Miguel Servet (La sangre y la ceniza)

Hard Time on Planet Earth

Hard Time on Planet Earth

Days to next February 26

If February 26, 1989 is your birthday you're 31 years, 6 months, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 7 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Spy Hook by Len Deighton

Spy Hook

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The long-awaited reissue of the first part of the classic spy trilogy, HOOK, LINE and SINKER, when the Berlin Wall divided not just a city but a world.Working

The Cardinal Of The Kremlin by Tom Clancy

The Cardinal Of The Kremlin

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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.

Star by Danielle Steel

Star

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Young, innocent and strikingly beautiful Crystal Wyatt was an outcast, envied and resented by all but her devoted father, with whom she shared a deep love for their remote California ranch.

The Last Lion by William Manchester

The Last Lion

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Spanning the years 1940 to 1965, The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm begins shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister—when Great Britain stood alone against the overwhelming might of Nazi

Don'T Bend Over In The Garden, Granny, You Know Them Taters Got Eyes by Lewis Grizzard

Don'T Bend Over In The Garden, Granny, You Know Them Taters Got Eyes

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This time Lewis Grizzard has gone and done it--written a book about sex, as seen through his bespectacled, ironic squint. He tells us why Junior Leaguers don't do it in groups,

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Blockout

Blockout

Platform: Arcade, Mega Drive/Genesis, Commodore 64, Amiga, PC, Atari Lynx, Atari ST, Apple IIGS, Macintosh

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: California Dreams (computer versions) American Technos (arcade version)

Casino Kid

Casino Kid

Platform: NES

Genre: Casino

Publisher: Sofel

Kenny Dalglish Soccer Manager

Kenny Dalglish Soccer Manager

Platform: Commodore 64[2] ZX Spectrum[2] Atari ST[2] Atari 8-bit family[2] Amstrad CPC[2] Amiga

Genre: Association football management

Codename: ICEMAN

Codename: ICEMAN

Platform: MS-DOS, Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Adventure game, partially Submarine simulator

Publisher: Sierra

Cosmic Wars

Cosmic Wars

Platform: Famicom

Genre: Turn-based strategy

Publisher: Konami


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