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Wednesday 2 May 1990

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kay Panabaker and Paul George (basketball). In that special week of May people in US were listening to Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O'Connor. In UK Vogue by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, directed by Pedro Almodvar, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990 while Means Of Ascent by Robert A. Caro was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Jeeves and Wooster. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Battle Master or Crossed Swords.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover

Directed by: Peter Greenaway

Starring: Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren

Country: United States

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Directed by: John Waters

Starring: Johnny Depp, Ricki Lake, Amy Locane

Country: United States

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Directed by: Steve Barron

Starring: Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas, Josh Pais

Country: United States

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Pretty Woman

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Starring: Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Jason Alexander

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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TV Series

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

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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The Crystal Maze

Written by: Lloyd Bettell-Higgins, David Bodycombe, Adam Howarth, Simon Tayler, Bob Thorne

Starring: Richard O'Brien, Sandra Caron, Edward Tudor-Pole

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Agatha Christie: Poirot

Starring: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 2 May 1990 ?

  • Saint Zoe
  • Saint Mafalda
  • Saint Waldebert, Walbert or Gaubert
  • Saint Germanus
  • Saints Exuperius and Zoe
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  • Some Americans Abroad opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 62 performances
  • South African government and African National Congress open talks to end apartheid.
  • In London, a man brandishing a knife robs a courier of bearer bonds worth £292 million (the largest mugging to date).
  • May 2–4 – First talks between the government of South Africa and the African National Congress.

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

Means Of Ascent

By: Robert A. Caro

Robert A. Caro's life of Lyndon Johnson, which began with the greatly acclaimed The Path to Power, also winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, continues -- one of the

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By: Morley Safer


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Head First

By: Norman Cousins

"An eloquent plea for two needed emphases: more humane doctor-patient relations, and greater patient involvement in the struggle with disease."—Melvin

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By: Bette Bao Lord

Urgent and timeless, Legacies brings us closer than we have ever been to penetrating the great conundrum of China m the twentieth century.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Battle Master

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS, Sega Genesis

Genre: Action, Strategy

Publisher: Mirrorsoft

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Crossed Swords

Platform: Arcade, Neo Geo, Neo-Geo CD

Genre: Hack and slash Beat 'em up Action RPG

Publisher: SNK

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Driver's Eyes

Platform: Namco System 21

Genre: Sim racing

Publisher: Namco

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Castle Master

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, IBM PC, Game Boy Advance

Genre: Role-playing video game, puzzle video game

Publisher: Incentive Software

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European Soccer Challenge

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari Lynx, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Software Sorcery

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