Monday January 01, 1990, NewYear’s Day

US date format: 1/1/1990, UK date format: 1/1/1990

It was Monday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 1, 1990). The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Samantha Gradoville and Zita Hanrot. 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 Foucault'S Pendulum by Umberto Eco was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bill Elliott's NASCAR Challenge or Dead Heat Scramble.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

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Events

  • New York City MTA stops token redemption at subway stations
  • US Federal Communications Commission implements "SYNDEX" giving independent stations more rights over cable TV outlets for exclusive syndicated programs.
  • Mitsuko Nishiwaki beats Nakano to become Japan Women wrestling champ.
  • Sports News Network begins operation on cable TV.
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Movies

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Internal Affairs

Internal Affairs

Directed by: Mike Figgis

Starring: Richard Gere, Andy Garcia, Nancy Travis, Laurie Metcalf

Country: United States of America

Downtown

Downtown

Directed by: Richard Benjamin

Starring: Anthony Edwards, Forest Whitaker, Penelope Ann Miller, Joe Pantoliano

Heart Condition

Heart Condition

Directed by: James D. Parriott

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Denzel Washington, Chloe Webb, Roger E. Mosley

Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III

Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III

Directed by: Jeff Burr

Starring: Kate Hodge, Ken Foree, R.A. Mihailoff, William Butler

Crimes and Misdemeanors

Crimes and Misdemeanors

Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Martin Landau, Woody Allen, Bill Bernstein, Claire Bloom

TV Series

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Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl

Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl

The Sweet Life

The Sweet Life

Directed by: Rob Spera

The Simpsons

The Simpsons

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Starring: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Country: United States of America

Mr. Bean

Mr. Bean

Starring: Rowan Atkinson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Avonlea

Avonlea

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Starring: Zachary Bennett, Lally Cadeau, Mag Ruffman, Cedric Smith

Country: Canada

Days to next January 01

If January 01, 1990 is your birthday you're 30 years, 8 months, 18 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 13 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Foucault'S Pendulum by Umberto Eco

Foucault'S Pendulum

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Bored with their work, three Milanese editors cook up "the Plan," a hoax that connects the medieval Knights Templar with other occult groups from ancient to modern times.

A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking

A Brief History Of Time

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Stephen Hawking has earned a reputation as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein. In this landmark volume, Professor Hawking shares his blazing intellect with nonscientists everywhere, guiding us expertly to

Clear And Present Danger by Tom Clancy

Clear And Present Danger

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THIS BOOK IS NOT AUTOGRAPHED!!!! The controversial bestseller from Tom Clancy, the all-time master of the techno-thriller. CIA Deputy Director Jack Ryan joins the war on drugs.

My Turn by Nancy Reagan with William Novak

My Turn

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In these memoirs, Nancy Reagan talks about her role in the Reagan administration, the assassination attempt, their bouts with cancer, their family disagreements and personal betrayals over eight years in the White House.

Four Past Midnight by Stephen King

Four Past Midnight

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The #1 New York Times bestseller—four chilling novellas from Stephen King that will “grab you and not let go” (The Washington Post).One Past Midnight: “The Langoliers” takes a red-eye flight from Los Angeles to Boston into a most unfriendly sky.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Bill Elliott's NASCAR Challenge

Bill Elliott's NASCAR Challenge

Platform: DOS, Amiga, Macintosh, NES, Game Boy, handheld

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Konami

DragonStrike

DragonStrike

Platform: Amiga, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, NES, Sharp X68000

Genre: Role-playing video game, Combat flight simulator

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.

Air Inferno

Air Inferno

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Flight Simulator

Publisher: Taito

Days of Thunder

Days of Thunder

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, C64, DOS, Game Boy, NES, iOS, Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Racing game

Publisher: Mindscape Group

Dead Heat Scramble

Dead Heat Scramble

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Arcade racing


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