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Thursday 5 April 1990

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Haruma Miura and Cameron Quiseng. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Love Will Lead You Back by Taylor Dayne. In UK Vogue by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover, directed by Peter Greenaway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990 while Clear And Present Danger by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Moomin. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Blood Bros. or Final Lap 2.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

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 ?

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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Jim Henson Presents Mother Goose Stories

Starring: London Kim

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 5 April 1990 ?

  • Saint Geeraard
  • The last day of the tax year in the United Kingdom.
  • Blessed Kreszentia Hoess
  • Saint Vincent Ferrer
  • Arbor Day in South Korea
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Famous Deaths:
  • Paul Newman wins a court victory over Julius Gold, to keep giving all profits from Newman foods to charity
  • New York Rangers beat New York Islanders 2-1 in first game of preliminaries.
  • John Stockton reaches 1000-assist mark for NBA record three years in a row.

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

Clear And Present Danger

By: Tom Clancy

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.

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By: Janet Dailey

The story of a determined, courageous and intelligent woman, Remy Jardin, who must unravel the mystery behind an accident involving her family's shipping company or risk losing the man she loves

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By: James A. Michener

In this acclaimed classic novel, James A. Michener sweeps readers off to the Caribbean, bringing to life the eternal allure and tumultuous history of this glittering string of islands.

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By: Danielle Steel

Oliver Watson's world suddenly dissolves around him when Sarah, his wife of eighteen years, returns to Harvard to get her master's degree. Oliver is left on his own, with three children and a freedom he never wanted and doesn't completely ...

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Crystals of Arborea

Crystals of Arborea

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST and PC

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Silmarils

Air Inferno

Air Inferno

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Flight Simulator

Publisher: Taito

Blood Bros.

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Cabal shooter, Western

Publisher: TAD Corporation

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The Combatribes

The Combatribes

Platform: Arcade, Super NES, Wii Virtual Console

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: American Technos Inc.

Final Lap 2

Final Lap 2

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Namco

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