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Tuesday 29 August 1989

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Aleksandr Bebikh and Karol Castillo. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Cold Hearted by Paula Abdul. In UK Swing The Mood by Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers was in the top 5 hits. Little Monsters, directed by Richard Alan Greenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while The Russia House by John le Carré was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Conquests of Camelot or Day of the Viper.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

Interceptor

Starring: Annabel Croft, Sean O'Kane, Michael Malric-Smith

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mornin' Sarge

Starring: Robin Driscoll, Tony Haase, Pete McCarthy, Rebecca Stevens

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Doctor Doctor

Written by: Norman Steinberg

Starring: Matt Frewer, Julius Carry, Beau Gravitte, Maureen Mueller

Country: United States

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Absolutely

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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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Little Monsters

Directed by: Richard Alan Greenberg

Starring: Fred Savage, Howie Mandel, Daniel Stern

Country: United States

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Uncle Buck

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Louisa Kelly

Country: United States

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The Abyss

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn

Country: United States

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Lock Up

Directed by: John Flynn

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Donald Sutherland, John Amos

Country: United States

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Parenthood

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Wiest

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 August 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • The first day of Thoth - which is the first day of the Egyptian calendar. Thoth is the Ibis-headed god of knowledge.
  • Slovakia - Slovak National Uprising Day (1944, against the Nazis)
  • Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholic Church commemorate the beheading of John the Baptist with a feast day
  • 1997 - Judgment Day, from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Official Yakiniku Day in Japan as proclaimed by the All Japan Yakiniku Association.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Peter Scott: English explorer, naturalist, and painter (Born 1909).

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: German soldier in Poland in 1939
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9187
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: George Bush -- Aug. 21, 1989

Books

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

The Polar Express

By: Chris Van Allsburg

1986 Caldecott Medal Winner A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical trip to the North Pole . . . Through dark forests, over tall mountains, and across a desert of ice, the Polar Express ...

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Alaska

By: James A. Michener

In this sweeping epic of the northernmost American frontier, James A. Michener guides us through Alaska’s fierce terrain and history, from the long-forgotten past to the bustling present.

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The Cardinal Of The Kremlin

By: Tom Clancy

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.

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The Sands Of Time

By: Sidney Sheldon

Spain. A land of eternal passion and unceasing bloodshed. From the vengeance of a pitiless tyrant, four women flee the sacred, once-safe walls of a convent: LUCIA, the proud survivor harboring a murderous secret from the savage clan wars of ...

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Conquests of Camelot

Platform: MS-DOS, Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Adventure, Puzzle

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Day of the Viper

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, DOS

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Accolade

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Face Off!

Platform: PC, Commodore 64

Genre: Sports

Publisher: GameStar

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American Dream

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Adventure Casino

Publisher: Coconuts Japan

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Cyber Cross

Platform: PC

Genre: Beat 'em up

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