Friday 12 January 1990
It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). 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.
Tremors, directed by Ron Underwood, 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.
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Which were the important events of 12 January 1990 ?
- In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
- In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
- In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
- Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day
- Sergey Karjakin: Ukrainian chess player.
- John-David Duggar: Reality Star.
- Jana Duggar: Reality Star.
- Civil Rights activist Reverand Al Sharpton is stabbed in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.
- Romania bans Communist party (first Warsaw Pact member to do so).
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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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