Tuesday August 29, 1989

US date format: 8/29/1989, UK date format: 29/8/1989

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 29, 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 Aleksandr Bebikh and Karol Castillo. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Cold Hearted by Paula Abdul. In UK Ride On Time by Black Box was in the top 5 hits. The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover, directed by Peter Greenaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while It'S Always Something by Gilda Radner was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Karate Kid. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ganbare Goemon 2 or Boxxle.
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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
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The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover

The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover

Directed by: Peter Greenaway

Starring: Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren, Alan Howard

Country: United States of America

Speaking Parts

Speaking Parts

Directed by: Atom Egoyan

Starring: Michael McManus, Arsinée Khanjian, Gabrielle Rose, Tony Nardi

In Country

In Country

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Starring: Emily Lloyd, Bruce Willis, Joan Allen, Kevin Anderson

Erik the Viking

Erik the Viking

Directed by: Terry Jones

Starring: Tim Robbins, John Cleese, Mickey Rooney, Eartha Kitt

Breaking In

Breaking In

Directed by: Bill Forsyth

Starring: Burt Reynolds, Casey Siemaszko, Sheila Kelley, Lorraine Toussaint

TV Series

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The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid

Directed by: John Avildsen

Open House

Open House

Directed by: Andrew Paquin

Split Ends

Split Ends

Directed by: Dorothy Lyman

Eureeka's Castle

Eureeka's Castle

Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice

Days to next August 29

If August 29, 1989 is your birthday you're 31 years, 27 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 4 days.
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Books

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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

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

Win, Lose Or Die by John Gardner

Win, Lose Or Die

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The London Gazette announcement was brief: "€œBOND, JAMES, Commander RNVR, relieved of current duties at the Foreign Office. Promoted to the substantive rank of Captain and returned to active service forthwith."€

Great Plains by Ian Frazier

Great Plains

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National BestsellerWith his unique blend of intrepidity, tongue-in-cheek humor, and wide-eyed wonder, Ian Frazier takes us on a journey of more than 25,000 miles up and down and across the vast

The Good Times by Russell Baker

The Good Times

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"Choice...superb...even more riveting than the author last, which won a Pulitzer...hilarious as well as heartbreaking...When you put this book down you will feel privileged to have gotten to know, intimately, a

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Ganbare Goemon 2

Ganbare Goemon 2

Platform: Famicom, i-revo

Genre: Action-Adventure

Publisher: Konami

Dynasty Wars

Dynasty Wars

Platform: Arcade, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Commodore Amiga, Atari ST, PC Engine Super CD-ROM²

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Capcom

Boxxle

Boxxle

Platform: Game Boy Game Gear

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Fujisankei Communications International

Deathtrack

Deathtrack

Platform: PC (DOS)

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Activision

Final Fight

Final Fight

Platform: Arcade, Capcom Power System Changer, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, PlayStation 2, Mega-CD, ZX Spectrum, Super NES, X68000, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation Portable, iOS

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Capcom


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