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Thursday 2 August 1990

It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Skylar Diggins and Cameron Hurley. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Vision Of Love by Mariah Carey. In UK Sacrifice / Healing Hands by Elton John was in the top 5 hits. Problem Child, directed by Dennis Dugan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990 while Men At Work by George F. Will was one of the best selling books. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Chocks Away or Crystals of Arborea.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Problem Child

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

Starring: Michael Oliver, John Ritter, Jack Warden

Country: United States

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Directed by: Frank Marshall

Starring: Jeff Daniels, Julian Sands, John Goodman

Country: United States

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Directed by: Jerry Zucker

Starring: Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg

Country: United States

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Die Hard 2

Directed by: Renny Harlin

Starring: Bruce Willis, William Atherton, Bonnie Bedelia

Country: United States

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Days of Thunder

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

A Set of Six

Starring: Tony Bilbow, Rowland Rivron

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Written by: Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld

Starring: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Country: United States

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Jeeves and Wooster

Starring: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Twin Peaks

Written by: Mark Frost, David Lynch

Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

Country: United States

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Starring: Robert Lindsay, David Threlfall, James Ellis

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 August 1990 ?

  • St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
  • St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
  • St. Stephen
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
  • Feast day of Ilya the Prophet in Russian Orthodox Church
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Famous Deaths:
  • Iraq invades and occupies Kuwait, Emir flees to Saudi Arabia
  • Yankees rookie Kevin Maas hits his 10th home run in just 77 at bats
  • US President signs executive order banning importation of ancient coins and antiquities from Iraq.
  • President of Pakistan Ghulam Ishaq Khan dismisses Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto, accusing her of corruption and abuse of power.
  • The South African government and ANC begin talks on ending Apartheid in South Africa.

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

Men At Work

By: George F. Will

In his classic tribute to America's pastime—now with a new introduction—political commentator, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and lifelong sports enthusiast George F.

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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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Mountain Laurel

By: Jude Deveraux

Captain Ring Montgomery was handsome, a skilled rider, a crack shot, popular with the men "and" their ladies. That was reason enough for a jealous, surly colonel to saddle Montgomery with

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Oh, the Places You'll Go!

By: Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is the perfect send-off for grads—from nursery school, high school, college, and beyond! From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly ...

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

DuckTales: The Quest for Gold

DuckTales: The Quest for Gold

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, Windows, Mac OS 8

Genre: Action, Platform game

Publisher: Walt Disney Computer Software

Final Fantasy Legend II

Platform: Game Boy, Nintendo DS

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Square (GB) Sunsoft (GB re-release)[1] Square Enix (DS)

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Chocks Away

Chocks Away

Platform: Acorn Archimedes (RISC OS)

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: The Fourth Dimension

Cisco Heat

Cisco Heat

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, PC

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Jaleco, Image Works

Crystals of Arborea

Crystals of Arborea

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST and PC

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Silmarils

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