Friday July 28, 1989

US date format: 7/28/1989, UK date format: 28/7/1989

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on July 28, 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 Acevedo Baby and Adrien Broner. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Toy Soldiers by Martika. In UK Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) by Soul II Soul was in the top 5 hits. Parenthood, directed by Ron Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while Polar Star by Martin Cruz Smith was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Split Ends. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bumpy or Drakkhen.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • St. Celsus
  • St. Victor
  • St. Innocent
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Nazarius
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Events

  • Braves Dale Murphy, hits 2 3-run HRs in an inning, 14th man to hit 2 HRs in an inning. Also ties record of 6 RBIs in an inning
  • In the Iranian presidential election, electors overwhelming elect Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani as President of Iran and endorse changes to the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran increasing the powers of the president.
  • In Lebanon, Hezbollah announces that it has hanged United States Marines U.S. Marine Lt. Col. William R. Higgins in retaliation for Israel's July 28 kidnapping of Hezbollah leader Abdel Karim Obeid. The same day, the United Nations Security Council passed United Nations Security Council Resolution 638 condemning the taking of hostages by both sides in the conflict.
  • Nintendo releases the Game Boy portable video game system in North America.

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Movies

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Parenthood

Parenthood

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Wiest, Jason Robards

Country: United States of America

Lock Up

Lock Up

Directed by: John Flynn

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Donald Sutherland, John Amos, Sonny Landham

Country: United States of America

Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland

Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland

Directed by: Michael A. Simpson

Starring: Pamela Springsteen, Tracy Griffith, Michael J. Pollard, Mark Oliver

Kiki's Delivery Service

Kiki's Delivery Service

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Minami Takayama, Rei Sakuma, Kappei Yamaguchi

Country: United States of America

Turner & Hooch

Turner & Hooch

Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode

Starring: Tom Hanks, Mare Winningham, Craig T. Nelson, Reginald VelJohnson

TV Series

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Split Ends

Split Ends

Directed by: Dorothy Lyman

Tierparkgeschichten

Tierparkgeschichten

Gosenzosama Banbanzai!

Gosenzosama Banbanzai!

Contacts

Contacts

Shin Captain Tsubasa

Shin Captain Tsubasa

Days to next July 28

If July 28, 1989 is your birthday you're 31 years, 1 month, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 7 days.
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Books

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A Woman Named Jackie by C. David Heymann

A Woman Named Jackie

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This biography considers the life and career of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, from her traumatic childhood, through her marriage to John F.Kennedy

A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking

A Brief History Of Time

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Stephen Hawking has earned a reputation as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein. In this landmark volume, Professor Hawking shares his blazing intellect with nonscientists everywhere, guiding us expertly to

It'S Always Something by Gilda Radner

It'S Always Something

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To honor the twentieth anniversary of beloved comedienne Gilda Radner’s death from ovarian cancer comes a commemo- rative edition of her memoir, It’s Always Something—featuring a newly updated resource guide for

Summer Of '49 by David Halberstam

Summer Of '49

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With incredible skill, passion, and insight, Pulitzer Prize–winningauthor David Halberstam returns us to a glorious time when the dreams of a now almost forgotten America rested on the crack of a

The Andy Warhol Diaries by Pat Hackett

The Andy Warhol Diaries

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In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the bestselling classic is introduced to a new generation-with an added preface by Warhol's diarist and long-time friend, Pat Hackett, contemplating Warhol's lasting cultural impact.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Famicom Jump: Hero Retsuden

Famicom Jump: Hero Retsuden

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Action RPG

Publisher: Bandai

Bumpy

Bumpy

Platform: ZX Spectrum Amstrad CPC

Genre: Platform game

Prince of Persia

Prince of Persia

Platform: Amiga, Android, Apple II, Atari ST, Dreamcast, FM Towns, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, GameCube, iOS, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable,

Genre: Cinematic platformer Action-adventure

Publisher: Brøderbund The Learning Company Mattel Interactive Ubisoft Gameloft

Drakkhen

Drakkhen

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, SNES, PC-98, FM Towns Marty, Sharp X68000

Genre: Role-playing game

Publisher: Infogrames

Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf!

Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf!

Platform: Sega Mega Drive/Genesis

Genre: Traditional golf simulation

Publisher: Sega


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