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Monday 31 July 1989

It was Monday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Zelda Williams and Victoria Azarenka. In that special week of July people in US were listening to Batdance by Prince. 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 Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Interceptor. If you liked videogames you were probably playing F29 Retaliator or Four Trax.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Old Newspapers

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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 31 July 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • St. John Columbini
  • Republic of the Congo - Upswing of the Revolution
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Saint Ignatius of Loyola (founder of the Jesuits)
  • St. Conrode (son of Leo and Kurt / El Gauchito Gil's former wife)
  • St. Helen of Skofde
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Facts:
  • Twins trade AL Cy Young Award winner Frank Viola to Mets

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Caduceus like staff w. fanged snake. Relationships between doctors and patients.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9183
  • Time: Joseph Hazelwood, captain of the Exxon Valdez, which struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound

Books

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

The Satanic Verses

By: Salman Rushdie

One of the most controversial and acclaimed novels ever written, The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie’s best-known and most galvanizing book.

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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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Talking God

By: Tony Hillerman

Reunited by a grave robber and a corpse, Navajo Tribal Police Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn is trying to determine the identity of a murder victim, while Officer Jim Chee is arresting Smithsonian

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The Good Times

By: Russell Baker

"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

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Destiny of an Emperor

Destiny of an Emperor

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Strategy role-playing game

Publisher: Capcom

F29 Retaliator

Platform: DOS, Amiga, Atari ST, FM Towns, NEC PC-9801

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: Ocean Software

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Four Trax

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Namco

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Golden Axe

Platform: Arcade, Sega Genesis, Master System, DOS, Amiga, Atari ST, Amstrad, Commodore 64, iOS, PC Engine CD, WonderSwan Color, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Sega

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SaGa

Platform: Game Boy, WonderSwan Color, mobile phones, Nintendo DS, Super Nintendo, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Vita, Microsoft Windows

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Square Enix (formerly Square)

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