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Saturday 27 May 1989

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Afgan Syahreza and Rodrigo de Triano. 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 Playmates by Robert B. Parker was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Absolutely. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Butcher Hill or Cobra Triangle.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Dead Poets Society

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke

Country: United States

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No Holds Barred

Directed by: Thomas J. Wright

Starring: Hulk Hogan, Joan Severance, Kurt Fuller

Country: United States

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Bad Taste

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Terry Potter, Pete O'Herne, Craig Smith

Country: United States

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody

Country: United States

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Road House

Directed by: Rowdy Herrington

Starring: Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Starring: Peter Baikie, Morwenna Banks, Jack Docherty, Moray Hunter

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Storyteller

Written by: Jim Henson

Starring: John Hurt, Brian Henson, Frederick Warder, David Greenaway

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Grim Tales

Starring: Rik Mayall

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 27 May 1989 ?

  • Eutropius
  • Mother's Day in Bolivia (Dfa de la Madre)
  • Bruno, Bishop of Wnrzburg
  • Hildebert
  • Pope John I
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Jack Starrett: American actor who entered films in the mid-'60s as an actor and jack of all trades in low-budget motorcycle sagas.
  • Arseny Tarkovsky: Russian poet and translator (d. 1989).

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

  • Time: Blood-soaked Democratic Alliance Coalition VP candidate Guiliermo Ford being beaten by pro-governmen
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9173
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Eduard Shevardnadze -- May 15, 1989


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


By: Robert B. Parker

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

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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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Cat'S Eye

By: Margaret Atwood

Cat’s Eye is the story of Elaine Risley, a controversial painter who returns to Toronto, the city of her youth, for a retrospective of her art.

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While My Pretty One Sleeps

By: Mary Higgins Clark

A classic thriller by the Queen of suspense.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Butcher Hill

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

Genre: Action

Publisher: Gremlin Graphics

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Castle of the Winds

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Roguelike

Publisher: Epic MegaGames

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Cobra Triangle

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Racing, vehicular combat

Publisher: Nintendo

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American Dream

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Adventure Casino

Publisher: Coconuts Japan

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Demon's World/Horror Story

Demon's World/Horror Story

Platform: Arcade, PC Engine (as Horror Story)

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Taito Corporation Toaplan (in some regions)

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