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Sunday 26 March 1989

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Simon Kjær and Sam Pepper. In that special week of March people in US were listening to The Living Years by Mike + The Mechanics. In UK Too Many Broken Hearts by Jason Donovan was in the top 5 hits. Castle in the Sky, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Red Dwarf. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Rick Dangerous or Day of the Viper.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Castle in the Sky

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Barbara Goodson, James Van Der Beek, Lara Cody

Country: United States

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Directed by: Michael Lehmann

Starring: Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty

Country: United States

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Directed by: George P. Cosmatos

Starring: Peter Weller, Richard Crenna, Amanda Pays

Country: United States

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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

Starring: John Neville, Eric Idle, Sarah Polley

Country: United States

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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Directed by: Stephen Herek

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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The New Yankee Workshop

Starring: Norm Abram

Country: United States

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You Rang, M'Lord?

Starring: Paul Shane, Jeffrey Holland, Su Pollard, Donald Hewlett

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Rainbow

Starring: Imogen Stubbs, Martin Wenner, Jane Gurnett, Colin Tarrant

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Mystery Science Theater 3000

Written by: Joel Hodgson

Starring: Kevin Murphy, Trace Beaulieu, Jim Mallon, Michael J. Nelson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 March 1989 ?

  • Saint Emmanuel (died 304)
  • Saint Ludger
  • Saint Larissa
  • Prince Kuhio Day in Hawaii
  • Zoroastrianism - Prophet Zoroaster's Birthday.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Hai Zi: Chinese poet (Born 1964).
  • 1st free elections in the USSR; 190 M votes cast; Boris Yeltsin wins
  • Allison Finney wins LPGA Standard Register Turquoise Golf Classic.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Mapping Human Genes -- Mar. 20, 1989
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9163
  • Time: Illustration by Petra Mathers


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

A Prayer For Owen Meany

By: John Irving

I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice—not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the

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By: John Allen Paulos

Why do even well-educated people understand so little about mathematics? And what are the costs of our innumeracy? John Allen Paulos, in his celebrated bestseller first published in 1988, argues that

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The Last Lion

By: William Manchester

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

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Billy Bathgate

By: E. L. Doctorow

To open this book is to enter the perilous, thrilling world of Billy Bathgate, the brazen boy who is accepted into the inner circle of the notorious Dutch Schultz gang.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Arcus II: Silent Symphony

Arcus II: Silent Symphony

Platform: Sharp X68000, NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-9801, MSX

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Wolf Team

Rick Dangerous

Rick Dangerous

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, DOS

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Rainbird Software

Day of the Viper

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, DOS

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Accolade

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Final Lap Twin

Platform: PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16

Genre: Racing RPG

Publisher: JP Namco; NA NEC

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Platform: Amiga, DOS, Macintosh

Genre: Real-time tactics[citation needed], Wargame

Publisher: Three-Sixty Pacific, PSS

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