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Wednesday 29 March 1989

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include CJ Cool and Arnold Peralta. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Eternal Flame by Bangles. 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 The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Tugs. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Deep Blue or The Duel: Test Drive II.
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 ?

Tugs

Written by: Robert D. Cardona, David Mitton

Starring: Patrick Allen, Simon Nash, Shaun Prendergast, Nigel Anthony

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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Just Say Julie

Starring: Celia J. Arden, Julie Brown, Paul Brown, Ned Gill

Country: United States

Timeline

Starring: Maks Schleuter

Country: United States

USA Up All Night

Starring: Carla Ulbrich

Country: United States

Movies

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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Heathers

Directed by: Michael Lehmann

Starring: Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty

Country: United States

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Leviathan

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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The 'Burbs

Directed by: Joe Dante

Starring: Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 March 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Bertold (d.1179)
  • Blessed Hugo (d.1239)
  • St. Ludolf of Ratzeburg (d.1250)
  • St. Eustace
  • Memorial day and commemoration of the 1947 revolt against French colonisation in Madagascar
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Facts:
  • 1st Soviet hockey players are permitted to play for the NHL
  • 1st US private commercial rocket makes suborbital test flight (NM)
  • 61st Academy Awards - Rainman, Dustin Hoffman and Jodie Foster win
  • 9th Golden Raspberry Awards: Cocktail wins.
  • First US private commercial rocket takes suborbital test flight (New Mexico).

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Poisoned grapes sparking nationwide concern over food safety. Inset:s (L-R) political unrest in East
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9164
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Mapping Human Genes -- Mar. 20, 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 ?

Ganbare Goemon 2

Platform: Famicom, i-revo

Genre: Action-Adventure

Publisher: Konami

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Camelot

Platform: Acorn Electron[1] BBC Micro

Genre: Action/adventure platform game

Publisher: Superior Software Blue Ribbon Acornsoft

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Deep Blue

Platform: TurboGrafx-16

Genre: Shoot' em up

Publisher: NEC

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Digital Champ: Battle Boxing

Digital Champ: Battle Boxing

Platform: TurboGrafx-16, Virtual Console

Genre: Sports

The Duel: Test Drive II

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple IIGS, Apple Macintosh, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, MSX, SNES/Super Famicom, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Accolade

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