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Thursday August 31, 1989

It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on August 31, 1989). The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Billy Joe Saunders and Bebe Rexha. 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. Speaking Parts, directed by Atom Egoyan, 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 The Karate Kid. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Arcus II: Silent Symphony or East vs. West: Berlin 1948.
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What the sky looked like on 31 August 1989

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Speaking Parts

Directed by: Atom Egoyan

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

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In Country

Directed by: Norman Jewison

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

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Erik the Viking

Directed by: Terry Jones

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

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Breaking In

Directed by: Bill Forsyth

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

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Relentless

Directed by: William Lustig

Starring: Judd Nelson, Robert Loggia, Leo Rossi, Meg Foster

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TV Series

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

The Karate Kid

Directed by: John Avildsen

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Open House

Directed by: Andrew Paquin

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Split Ends

Directed by: Dorothy Lyman

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Eureeka's Castle

Beetlejuice

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 August 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
  • Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
  • Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
  • Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
  • Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
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Facts:
  • Aeromexico DC-9 collides over LA, 82 die (15 on the ground)
  • Arbitrator T Roberts orders owners to pay $105 million for collusion
  • In the aftermath of the Chadian–Libyan conflict of 1978-87, representatives of Libya and Chad agreed to let the International Court of Justice determine ownership of the Aouzou Strip, which had been occupied by Libya since 1973.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 31, 1989 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1989 ?

Top #10 Latin songs
  1. Ana Gabriel - Simplemente Amigos
  2. La Incondicional - Luis Miguel
  3. Te Amo - Franco de Vita
  4. Jose Luis Rodriguez - BAILA MI RUMBA
  5. Gloria Estefan - Si voy a perderte
  6. A donde vayas - Los Bukis
  7. Aunque mal paguen ellas - Roberto Carlos/Vicente Fernandez
  8. Emmanuel - Quisiera
  9. Y Voy Hacer Feliz - Marisela
  10. Este Ritmo Se Baila Asi - Chayanne

Books

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

Polar Star

By: Martin Cruz Smith

He made too many enemies. He lost his party membership. Once Moscow’s top criminal investigator, Arkady Renko now toils in obscurity on a Russian factory ship working with American trawlers in

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Running The Amazon

By: Joe Kane

The voyage began in the lunar terrain of the Peruvian Andes, where coca leaf is the only remedy against altitude sickness.

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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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Clear And Present Danger

By: Tom Clancy

THIS BOOK IS NOT AUTOGRAPHED!!!! The controversial bestseller from Tom Clancy, the all-time master of the techno-thriller. CIA Deputy Director Jack Ryan joins the war on drugs.

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Dungeon Magic: Sword of the Elements

Dungeon Magic: Sword of the Elements

Platform: NES/Famicom

Genre: Role-playing game

Publisher: Taito

East vs. West: Berlin 1948

East vs. West: Berlin 1948

Platform: DOS Amiga Atari ST

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Rainbow Arts

Hard Drivin'

Hard Drivin'

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari Lynx, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, Mega Drive/Genesis, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Driving simulation

Publisher: Atari Games

Caliber .50

Caliber .50

Platform: Arcade, Sega Genesis/Megadrive

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Mentrix Software[1] (Genesis/Megadrive)

Arcus II: Silent Symphony

Arcus II: Silent Symphony

Platform: Sharp X68000, NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-9801, MSX

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Wolf Team

Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Renegades

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The Boatniks

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Alien Nation

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Poltergeist III

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The Accused

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