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Wednesday 31 May 1989

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Marco Reus and Sean Johnson. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Rock On by Michael Damian. In UK Hand On Your Heart by Kylie Minogue was in the top 5 hits. No Holds Barred, directed by Thomas J. Wright, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while Star by Danielle Steel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Absolutely. If you liked videogames you were probably playing X-Men: Madness in Murderworld or Blazing Lazers.
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 ?

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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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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Movies

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

No Holds Barred

Directed by: Thomas J. Wright

Starring: Hulk Hogan, Joan Severance, Kurt Fuller

Country: United States

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Dead Poets Society

Directed by: Peter Weir

Starring: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke

Country: United States

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Bad Taste

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Starring: Terry Potter, Pete O'Herne, Craig Smith

Country: United States

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody

Country: United States

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Road House

Directed by: Rowdy Herrington

Starring: Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliott

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 May 1989 ?

Holidays:
  • World No Tobacco Day.
  • Syaday (Discordianism) (5th day of the season of Confusion, honors Apostle Sri Syadasti).
  • Saint Gislemerio
  • Saint Mechtilde of Diessen
  • Saint Petronella.
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Facts:
  • Rambling with Gambling 20,000th radio program on WOR-AM (NYC)
  • 1st International Rock Awards
  • 1st presentation of rock n roll Elvis awards
  • Speaker of House Jim Wright resigns
  • US Speaker of the House Jim Wright resigns.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: China in Turmoil shows Chinese protestors.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9174
  • Time: Blood-soaked Democratic Alliance Coalition VP candidate Guiliermo Ford being beaten by pro-governmen

Books

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

Star

By: Danielle Steel

Young, innocent and strikingly beautiful Crystal Wyatt was an outcast, envied and resented by all but her devoted father, with whom she shared a deep love for their remote California ranch.

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Capital Crimes

By: Lawrence Sanders

A story of crime in the highest of places, the White House, as a crazy faith-healer infiltrates the government and threatens the western world as we know it.

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A Woman Named Jackie

By: C. David Heymann

This biography considers the life and career of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, from her traumatic childhood, through her marriage to John F.Kennedy

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Killshot

By: Elmore Leonard

“[Leonard has] written so many first-rate crime stories that it would be fatuous to say Killshot is his best, but it probably is anyway.”—NewsweekThe

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Castlevania: The Adventure

Platform: Game Boy Virtual Console (3DS)

Genre: Platforming

Publisher: Konami

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Demon's World/Horror Story

Demon's World/Horror Story

Platform: Arcade, PC Engine (as Horror Story)

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Taito Corporation Toaplan (in some regions)

X-Men: Madness in Murderworld

X-Men: Madness in Murderworld

Platform: Amiga, Commodore 64, DOS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Paragon Software

Advanced Xoru

Advanced Xoru

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Interactive fiction, role-playing

Publisher: Castle Technologies

Blazing Lazers

Platform: TurboGrafx-16, Virtual Console, PlayStation Network

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Hudson Soft, NEC

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