Thursday 11 January 1990
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ryan Griffin .
In that special week of January people in US were listening to Another Day In Paradise by Phil Collins.
In UK Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice was in the top 5 hits.
Internal Affairs, directed by Mike Figgis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990
while The Plains of Passage by Jean M. Auel was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Agatha Christie: Poirot.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dragon Crystal or Final Fantasy Legend II.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 11 January 1990 ?
- Morocco - The Independence manifesto day.
- Japan - Kagami-Biraki (Rice Cakes Festival).
- Feast of the Baptism of Jesus.
- Roman Empire - First day of Carmentalia in honor of Carmenta.
- Nepal - Unity Day.
- Albania - Republic Day (1946).
- Ryan Griffin: American football player.
- Mary Jane Carr: Actress (Forbidden Trail, Second Wife).
- Actor Joseph Cotton undergoes vocal cancer operation at 84
- Pat Lafontaine sets New York Islanders record of scoring goals in 11 straight.
- Cold War: In Lithuania, 300,000 demonstrate for independence.
- The National Assembly of Bulgaria votes to end one party rule by the Bulgarian Communist Party.
- Thousands storm the Stasi headquarters in East Berlin in an attempt to view their government records.
- Martin Luther King Day Crash - Telephone service in Atlanta, St. Louis, and Detroit, including 9-1-1 service, goes down for nine hours, due to an ATT software bug.
- Cold War: Soviet troops occupy Baku, Azerbaijan, under the state of emergency decree issued by Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev and kill over 130 and wound over 700 protesters for national independence. EurasiaNet Human Rights – Notes from Baku: Black January
- Clashes break out between Indian troops and Muslim separatists in Kashmir.
- The government of Haiti declares a state of siege, under which it suspends civil liberties, imposes censorship, and arrests political opponents. The state of siege is lifted on January 29.
- The League of Communists of Yugoslavia votes to give up its monopoly on power.
- Robert Tappan Morris, Jr. is convicted of releasing the Morris worm.
- Avianca Flight 52 crashes into Cove Neck, Long Island, after a miscommunication between the flight crew and JFK Airport officials, killing 73 people on board.
- Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto gives birth to a girl, becoming the first modern head of government to bear a child while in office.
- Pope John Paul II begins an eight-day tour of Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Chad.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1990 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Phil Collins - Another Day In Paradise
- Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation
- Technotronic - Pump Up The Jam
- Michael Bolton - How Am I Supposed To Live Without You
- Linda Ronstadt - Don't Know Much
- Jody Watley - Everything
- New Kids On The Block - This One's For The Children
- Cher - Just Like Jesse James
- Taylor Dayne - With Every Beat Of My Heart
- Lou Gramm - Just Between You And Me
Top #10 songs in the UK
- Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby
- New Kids On The Block - Hangin' Tough
- Cliff Richard - Saviour's Day
- Jason Donovan - When You Come Back To Me
- Kylie Minogue - Tears On My Pillow
- EMF - Unbelievable
- Soul II Soul - Get A Life
- Band Aid II - Do They Know It's Christmas?
- 49ers - Touch Me
- The Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
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