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1990

The children born in this year and subsequent are the millennials of today. The heavy metal band Judas Priest was involved in a multimillion-dollar suit after a boy committed suicide after listening to their song “Better by you Better than Me.” Metallica won their first Grammy award for the Best Metal Performance for their song “One.”

1990

Ghost a movie starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, and Whoopi Goldberg was the highest-grossing film at the box office.

Three days before Valentine’s Day, Nelson Mandela walked free out of prison. A court sentenced him to 27 years in prison with hard labor in 1964. Mandela served the first 18 years in a prison on Robben Island in a cell that had neither a bed nor plumbing. He would send and receive a letter once every six months with one 30-minute visitation per year as per to the restrictions of the sentencing. F. W. de Klerk became South Africa’s president in 1989 and set about abolishing apartheid and top on his agenda were the freedom of Mandela. Mandela and de Klerk won the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts in ending apartheid.

Hardly a year after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germans from the East and West came together for Unity Day on October 3, 1990. A divided Germany was the playing ground of the cold war. The unification of the country was a significant indication that the cold war was ending.

On July 2, a stampede left over 1,400 dead at a pedestrian tunnel in Mecca. The stampede involved Muslim pilgrims in the annual Hajj pilgrimage. This was another of tragedies that have happened at the pilgrimage. The cause of the incident points at law enforcement lacking proper organizational plans and the massive number of people that turned up.

As at 1990, technology advancement was becoming common and more people had color televisions in their homes. It is the same year that Satoshi Tajiri began creating the world-famous Pokémon game.

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this year ?

Revenge

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Kevin Costner, Anthony Quinn, Madeleine Stowe

Country: United States

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The Hunt for Red October

Directed by: John McTiernan

Starring: Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn

Country: United States

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Lord of the Flies

Directed by: Harry Hook

Starring: Balthazar Getty, Chris Furrh, Danuel Pipoly

Country: United States

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Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Directed by: Joe Dante

Starring: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, John Glover

Country: United States

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in 1990 ?

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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It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It

By: Robert Fulghum

In his first phenomenal best-seller, EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN, Robert Fulghum reminded readers everywhere of some plain and still-true truths.

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All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten

By: Robert Fulghum

Twenty-five years ago, Robert Fulghum published a simple credo—a credo that became the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.

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Liar'S Poker

By: Michael Lewis

The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he

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Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1990 in the USA ?

Top #10 male names
  1. Michael
  2. Christopher
  3. Matthew
  4. Joshua
  5. Daniel
  6. David
  7. Andrew
  8. James
  9. Justin
  10. Joseph
Top #10 female names
  1. Jessica
  2. Ashley
  3. Brittany
  4. Amanda
  5. Samantha
  6. Sarah
  7. Stephanie
  8. Jennifer
  9. Elizabeth
  10. Lauren

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