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Monday 8 October 1990

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Anna Hausburg and Garrick Baugh. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Praying For Time by George Michael. In UK Show Me Heaven by Maria McKee was in the top 5 hits. Troll 2, directed by Drake Floyd, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990 while Spy Sinker by Len Deighton was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Les nuls, l'émission. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Ayakashi no Shiro or Cisco Heat.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Memphis Belle

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

Starring: Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz, Tate Donovan

Country: United States

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Henry & June

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Fred Ward, Uma Thurman, Maria de Medeiros

Country: United States

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The Vanishing

Directed by: George Sluizer

Starring: Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Gene Bervoets, Johanna ter Steege

Country: United States

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King of New York

Directed by: Abel Ferrara

Starring: Christopher Walken, David Caruso, Laurence Fishburne

Country: United States

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Miller's Crossing

Directed by: Joel Coen

Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Albert Finney, John Turturro

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Trials of Life

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Get a Life

Written by: Chris Elliott, David Mirkin, Adam Resnick

Starring: Chris Elliott, Robin Riker, Elinor Donahue, Bob Elliott

Country: United States

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 8 October 1990 ?

  • French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
  • Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
  • RC Saints - Saint Susan of Blois
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Famous Deaths:
  • BJ Wilson: English musician (Procol Harum) (Born 1947).
  • 24th Country Music Association Award: George Strait wins
  • Israeli police kill 17 Palestinian rioters
  • US doctors Joseph E Murray and E Donnall Thomas win Nobel Prize.
  • Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: In Jerusalem, Israeli police kill 17 Palestinians and wound over 100 near the Dome of the Rock mosque on the Temple Mount.

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Sport Games on 8 October 1990

American Football
  • Cleveland Browns - Denver Broncos : 30 - 29
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 1990?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: America's Children -- Oct. 8, 1990
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9246
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.34


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

Spy Sinker

By: Len Deighton

The long-awaited reissue of the final part of the classic spy trilogy, HOOK, LINE and SINKER, when the Berlin Wall divided not just a city but a world.Bernard

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The Politics Of Rich And Poor

By: Kevin Phillips

The enormous concentration of wealth in the United States during the 1980s--most of it in the hands of the top 1% of the population--will provoke what Phillips calls a watershed change

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Prime Directive

By: Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens

Starfleet's most sacred commandment has been violated. Its most honored captain is in disgrace, its most celebrated starship in pieces, and the crew of that ship scattered among the thousand worlds

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The Women In His Life

By: Barbara Taylor Bradford

Billionaire tycoon and corporate robber baron Maximillian West is a man surrounded by myth. Blessed with devastating charm and charisma, he strikes fear into the heart of business leaders—and no woman

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Air Diver: F-119 Stealth Fighter Simulation

Air Diver: F-119 Stealth Fighter Simulation

Platform: Sega Genesis

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: Seismic (Asmik Ace Entertainment in Japan)

Ayakashi no Shiro

Ayakashi no Shiro

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: SETA Corporation


Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Acclaim

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Cisco Heat

Cisco Heat

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

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Jaleco, Image Works

Double Dare

Platform: DOS, NES

Genre: Game show

Publisher: GameTek

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