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Wednesday 17 October 1990

1990-10-17

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). In that special week of October people in US were listening to I Don't Have The Heart by James Ingram. In UK Show Me Heaven by Maria McKee was in the top 5 hits. Night of the Living Dead, directed by Tom Savini, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990 while Four Past Midnight by Stephen King was one of the best selling books.
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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Night of the Living Dead

Directed by: Tom Savini

Starring: Tony Todd, Patricia Tallman, Tom Towles

Country: United States

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Dances with Wolves

Directed by: Kevin Costner

Starring: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene

Country: United States

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Akira

Directed by: Katsuhiro Otomo

Starring: Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Mitsuo Iwata

Country: United States

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Memphis Belle

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

Starring: Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz, Tate Donovan

Country: United States

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Troll 2

Directed by: Drake Floyd

Starring: Michael Stephenson, George Hardy, Margo Prey

Country: United States

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Trials of Life

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom

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Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers

Starring: Alan Alda

Country: United States

The Dreamstone

Written by: Michael Jupp

Starring: Jacqueline Clarke, Nancy Hendry, Gary Martin, Richard Tate

Country: United Kingdom

Get a Life

Written by: Chris Elliott, David Mirkin, Adam Resnick

Starring: Chris Elliott, Robin Riker, Elinor Donahue, Bob Elliott

Country: United States

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Haywire

Starring: Brad Slaight

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 October 1990 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Haiti - Jean-Jacques Dessalines (1806), State holiday
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Famous Deaths:
  • Ralph Abernathy: American Civil Rights Activist and founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Facts:
  • Jackie Mason - Brand New opens at Neil Simon NYC for 216 performances

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 1990?

  • Time: Harold Lloyd from the motion picture 'Safety Last'
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9247
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.35

Books

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

The Plains of Passage

By: Jean M. Auel

Jean M. Auel’s enthralling Earth’s Children® series has become a literary phenomenon, beloved by readers around the world. In a brilliant novel as vividly authentic and entertaining as those that came before, Jean M.

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Four Past Midnight

By: Stephen King

The Bram Stoker Prize-winner for Best Fiction Collection—four chilling novellas from Stephen King that will “grab you and not let go” (The Washington Post). Now available in paperback from Scribner for the first time.With

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The Burden of Proof

By: Scott Turow

Turow's acclaimed second novel, which topped international bestseller lists, is now available in trade paperback. Sandy Stern, the brilliant defense attorney from Presumed Innocent, faces an event so emotionally shattering that no part of his life is left untouched.

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Memories of Midnight

By: Sidney Sheldon

In THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT, they played the ultimate game of love, lust, and death.Now, in MEMORIES OF MIDNIGHT, the survivors meet to play one last time...Shadowed

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Aurail

Aurail

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game First-person shooter

Publisher: Sega

Battle Tank

Platform: NES, Sega Game Gear

Genre: Tank simulation w/ first person perspective

Publisher: Absolute Entertainment

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Captain Comic II: Fractured Reality

Captain Comic II: Fractured Reality

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: side-scrollers

Publisher: ComputerEasy

Destination Earthstar

Destination Earthstar

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: Acclaim

Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone

Platform: Arcade, Amstrad CPC, Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, DOS, Game Boy, Mega Drive/Genesis, iOS, Android

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Technōs Japan

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