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Tuesday 31 October 1989, Halloween

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Ben Brooks and Icewear Vezzo. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Listen To Your Heart by Roxette. In UK Ride On Time by Black Box was in the top 5 hits. Steel Magnolias, directed by Herbert Ross, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1989 while California Gold by John Jakes was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Bonne espérance. If you liked videogames you were probably playing ALF or ElectroCop.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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

Steel Magnolias

Directed by: Herbert Ross

Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Sally Field

Country: United States

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Look Who's Talking

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

Starring: John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Olympia Dukakis

Country: United States

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Mystery Train

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Masatoshi Nagase, Youki Kudoh, Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Country: United States

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My Left Foot

Directed by: Jim Sheridan

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Alison Whelan

Country: United States

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Black Rain

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia, Ken Takakura

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Bonne espérance

Starring: Constanze Engelbrecht

Country: France

Join In!

Written by: Jed MacKay

Starring: Marty Brier, Pamela Sinha, Mishu Vellani, Rudy Webb

Country: Canada

Around the World in 80 Days

Written by: Jules Verne

Starring: Michael Palin, Basil Pao

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Gaki no tsukai ya arahende!!

Starring: Dauntaun, Hitoshi Matsumoto, Masatoshi Hamada, Hôsei Yamasaki

Country: Japan

The Victorian Kitchen

Starring: Alison Arnison, Harry Dodson, Ruth Mott, Peter Thoday

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 October 1989 ?

  • October 31st is Nevada Day
  • Protestant Church - Reformation Day: Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the Wittenberg church on this day in 1517
  • Wikipedia - Wikipedia:Tim Starling Day
  • Cornwall - Allantide
  • October 31st is Halloween; also see Samhain (an approximate date)
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Famous Deaths:
  • Turgat Ozal elected President of Turkey

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Sport Games on 31 October 1989

American Football
  • Minnesota Vikings - New York Giants : 14 - 24
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What news were making the headlines those days in October 1989?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: San Francisco Earthquake -- Oct. 30, 1989
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9196
  • Time: Ruby shooting Oswald; Hindenburg; Rita Hayworth; Neil Armstrong on the moon; VJ Day; Graham Jackson


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

California Gold

By: John Jakes

One man’s ambitious journey into the heart of California’s gold country becomes a pursuit for limitless wealth in the face of devastating ruinAt the height of California’s Gold Rush, men left

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Silent Partner

By: Jonathan Kellerman

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER At a party for a controversial Los Angeles sex therapist, Alex Delaware encounters a face from his own past—Sharon Ransom, an exquisite, alluring lover who left

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Education Of A Wandering Man

By: Louis L'Amour

From his decision to leave school at fifteen to roam the world, to his recollections of life as a hobo on the Southern Pacific Railroad, as a cattle skinner in Texas,

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The Lost Years

By: J.M. Dillard

After the end of the EnterpriseTM's five-year mission, Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, and Dr. McCoy struggle to establish new lives apart from each other and the starship.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Sega

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All-Pro Basketball Zenbei! Pro Basketball

All-Pro Basketball Zenbei! Pro Basketball

Platform: NES

Genre: Traditional basketball with arcade-like elements

Publisher: Vic Tokai

Bad News Baseball

Platform: NES

Genre: Traditional baseball simulation

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Platform: Atari Lynx

Genre: Action

Publisher: Atari

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Grand Monster Slam

Grand Monster Slam

Platform: Amiga Atari ST Commodore 64 PC

Genre: Fantasy sports game

Publisher: Rainbow Arts

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