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Wednesday 9 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 Amber Fillerup . In that special week of May people in US were listening to Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O'Connor. In UK Killer by Adamski 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 Clear And Present Danger by Tom Clancy was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Jeeves and Wooster. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Deliverance: Stormlord II or DuckTales: The Quest for Gold.
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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 9 May 1990 ?

  • Russia and some other parts of the former Soviet Union ? Victory Day as the end of the "Great Patriotic War".
  • Our Lady of Flanders
  • Saint Tudi
  • Saint Pachomius (died 346)
  • Saint Gerontius (died 501)
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Famous Deaths:
  • Luigi Nono: Italian composer, one of the founders and main representatives of serial music.
  • Pauline Frederick: 1st women to moderate Presidential Debate, dies at 84.
  • New York Newsday reporter Jimmy Breslin suspended for a racial slur
  • Sampdoria wins 30th Europe Cup II.
  • In South Korea, police battle antigovernment protestors in Seoul and two other cities.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Foul-Mouthed Pop Culture -- May 7, 1990
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9224
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.12


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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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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By: Rosamunde Pilcher

A place you will never forgetRosamunde Pilcher's Scotland...where the fields flourish with greenery, the bills bloom with purple, and the lochs glitter with the bright blue of the sky.A

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Aqua Jack

Aqua Jack

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game

Publisher: Taito

Deliverance: Stormlord II

Deliverance: Stormlord II

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Hewson Consultants

Double Dragon II

Platform: Game Boy, 3DS Virtual Console

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: JP Technōs Japan; NA Acclaim; EU Acclaim

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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

Test Drive III: The Passion

Platform: DOS

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Accolade

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