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Sunday 30 July 1989

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Aleix Espargaró and Wayne Parnell. 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. Lock Up, directed by John Flynn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Interceptor. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Beyond the Black Hole or Hellfire.
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 ?

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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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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Movies

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

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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When Harry Met Sally...

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Starring: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher

Country: United States

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Licence to Kill

Directed by: John Glen

Starring: Timothy Dalton, Robert Davi, Carey Lowell

Country: United States

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Lethal Weapon 2

Directed by: Richard Donner

Starring: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 July 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • Vanuatu - Independence Day
  • St. Julitta (a martyr)
  • St. Sennen
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Abdon
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Chile amends its constitution
  • Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Atlantic City Golf Classic

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Joseph Hazelwood, captain of the Exxon Valdez, which struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9182
  • Time: Tawanah Griggs from Bartlesville Mid-High School yearbook.

Books

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

The Joy Luck Club

By: Amy Tan

Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories.

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Garden Of Lies

By: Eileen Goudge

Garden of Lies

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The Russia House

By: John le Carré

John le Carré has earned worldwide acclaim with extraordinary spy novels, including The Russia House, an unequivocal classic. Navigating readers through the shadow worlds of international espionage with critical knowledge culled

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The Negotiator

By: Frederick Forsyth

Frederick Forsyth, master of the international thriller, retums with an electrifying story of a man of immense power and a conspiracy to crush the President of the United States.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Beyond the Black Hole

Beyond the Black Hole

Platform: DOS, Commodore 64, Commodore 128

Publisher: The Software Toolworks

Dragon Knight

Platform: MSX, NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-9801, Sharp X68000, TurboGrafx-16 (PC Engine)

Genre: Eroge, role-playing video game

Publisher: ELF Corporation (PC88, PC98, X68k, MSX) NEC Avenue (PC Engine)

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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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Hellfire

Platform: Arcade, Mega Drive/Genesis, PC Engine

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Taito (Arcade) Masaya (Mega Drive) Seismic Software Inc. (Genesis) NEC Avenue (PC Engine CD-ROM²)

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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

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