Friday January 12, 1990

US date format: 1/12/1990, UK date format: 12/1/1990

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 12, 1990). The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sergey Karjakin and Helsinki (Finland). In that special week of January people in US were listening to Another Day In Paradise by Phil Collins. In UK Hangin' Tough by New Kids On The Block was in the top 5 hits. Tremors, directed by Ron Underwood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990 while Liar'S Poker by Michael Lewis was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Hotel Paradies. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Battle Unit Zeoth or Final Lap 2.
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Movies

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Tremors

Directed by: Ron Underwood

Starring: Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross

Country: United States of America

Brain Dead

Directed by: Adam Simon

Starring: Bill Pullman, Bill Paxton, Bud Cort, Nicholas Pryor

Everybody Wins

Directed by: Karel Reisz

Starring: Debra Winger, Nick Nolte, Will Patton, Judith Ivey

Internal Affairs

Directed by: Mike Figgis

Starring: Richard Gere, Andy Garcia, Nancy Travis, Laurie Metcalf

Country: United States of America

Downtown

Directed by: Richard Benjamin

Starring: Anthony Edwards, Forest Whitaker, Penelope Ann Miller, Joe Pantoliano

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 12, 1990?


    Holidays

  • In USA's Monk, the 4th season episode of MR. MONK AND MRS. MONK (#T-2351) indicates that Monk spilt something on January 12, 1999 during an earthquake. He stated "Earthquakes count, I don't make the rules."
  • In the television series The X-Files, the third season episode Syzygy, has two girls, Terri & Magi, both born on January 12, 1979. Strange astrological properties with 3+ celestial bodies in alignment gives them great power which they use to kill off several of their high school classmates on their birthday in 1996.
  • In 2001: A Space Odyssey, the fictional computer HAL becomes operational on January 12. In the movie by Stanley Kubrick, HAL was "born" in 1992, while in the book by Arthur C. Clarke the same event occurs in 1997.
  • Tanzania - Zanzibar Revolution Day

    Events

  • Civil Rights activist Reverand Al Sharpton is stabbed in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.
  • Romania bans Communist party (first Warsaw Pact member to do so).

TV Series

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

Hotel Paradies

Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl

The Sweet Life

Directed by: Rob Spera

The Simpsons

Written by: James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Sam Simon

Starring: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Country: United States of America

Mr. Bean

Starring: Rowan Atkinson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Magazine Covers

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Books

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

Liar'S Poker

By: Michael Lewis

The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he

Education Of A Wandering Man

By: Louis L'Amour

From his decision to leave school at fifteen to roam the world, to his recollections of life as a hobo on the Southern Pacific Railroad, as a cattle skinner in Texas,

Roseanne

By: Roseanne Barr

An autobiography which tells the story of a fat, Jewish girl brought up in Salt Lake City. She relates stories of her childhood and the year she spent in an asylum,

Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All

By: Allan Gurganus

Allan Gurganus's Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All became an instant classic upon its publication. Critics and readers alike fell in love with the voice of ninety-nine-year-old Lucy Marsden, one of

Wonderful Life

By: Stephen Jay Gould

"[An] extraordinary book. . . . Mr. Gould is an exceptional combination of scientist and science writer. . . . He is thus exceptionally well placed to tell these stories, and

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Alpha Waves

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Infogrames (International)/Data East (North America)

Battle Unit Zeoth

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Jaleco Entertainment

Final Lap 2

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Namco

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System Virtual Console

Genre: Platformer, puzzle

Publisher: NA/EU Absolute Entertainment; JP Jaleco

Atomino

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Psygnosis


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