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Friday 12 January 1990

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sergey Karjakin and John-David Duggar. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Another Day In Paradise by Phil Collins. In UK Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice was in the top 5 hits. Tremors, directed by Ron Underwood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990 while Swan Lake by Mark Helprin was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Agatha Christie: Poirot. If you liked videogames you were probably playing E-Motion or Faces.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

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

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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Gophers!

Written by: Mark Mason

Starring: Francis Wright

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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The Simpsons

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

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

Country: United States

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Around the World in 80 Days

Written by: Jules Verne

Starring: Michael Palin, Basil Pao

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

Tremors

Directed by: Ron Underwood

Starring: Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter

Country: United States

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Internal Affairs

Directed by: Mike Figgis

Starring: Richard Gere, Andy Garcia, Laurie Metcalf

Country: United States

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Tango & Cash

Directed by: Andrei Konchalovsky

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher

Country: United States

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Always

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, Brad Johnson

Country: United States

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Born on the Fourth of July

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Starring: Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 January 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
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Facts:
  • Civil Rights activist Reverand Al Sharpton is stabbed in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.
  • Romania bans Communist party (first Warsaw Pact member to do so).

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: Rumania and Panama. Photo Credit: Vladimir Sichov-SIPA Press.
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9206
  • Life: Year In Pictures

Books

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

Swan Lake

By: Mark Helprin

The two-time Caldecott medalist illustrates Mark Helprin's enchanting story of the characters in Tchaikovsky's famous ballet.

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Among Schoolchildren

By: Tracy Kidder

Tracy Kidder -- the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Soul of a New Machine and the extraordinary national bestseller House -- spent nine months in Mrs.

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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

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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

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Blue's Journey

Platform: Arcade, Neo-Geo, Neo Geo CD, Virtual Console

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: SNK

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Exodus: Journey to the Promised Land

Platform: NES, Sega Mega Drive, Game Boy, MS-DOS PC

Genre: Puzzle/Christian

Publisher: Wisdom Tree

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Dead Heat Scramble

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Arcade racing

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E-Motion

Platform: Amiga Amstrad CPC Atari ST Commodore 64 DOS ZX Spectrum Game Boy

Genre: Strategy, action, puzzle

Publisher: NA Accolade; EU U.S. Gold

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Faces

Platform: Macintosh, Amiga, DOS

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