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Thursday 13 December 1990

It was Thursday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Arantxa Rus and Joseph Garrett. In that special week of December people in US were listening to Because I Love You (The Postman Song) by Stevie B. In UK Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice was in the top 5 hits. The Godfather: Part III, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990 while Carl'S Christmas by Alexandra Day was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Schmidteinander. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Danan: The Jungle Fighter or Final Lap 2.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Godfather: Part III

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Andy Garcia

Country: United States

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Directed by: Richard Benjamin

Starring: Cher, Bob Hoskins, Winona Ryder

Country: United States

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The Sheltering Sky

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Debra Winger, John Malkovich, Campbell Scott

Country: United States

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Directed by: Penny Marshall

Starring: Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Julie Kavner

Country: United States

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Edward Scissorhands

Directed by: Tim Burton

Starring: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest

Country: United States

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TV Series

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Written by: Herbert Feuerstein, Harald Schmidt

Starring: Harald Schmidt, Herbert Feuerstein, Marga-Maria Werny, Paul Kribbe

Country: Germany

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Les nuls, l'émission

Starring: Alain Chabat, Chantal Lauby, Dominique Farrugia

Country: France

Prisoners of Gravity

Starring: Rick Green

Country: Canada

The Trials of Life

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Café Meineid

Written by: Franz Xaver Bogner

Starring: Norbert Mahler, Thekla Mayhoff, Kathi Leitner, Wolfgang Fischer

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 December 1990 ?

  • Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
  • R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
  • Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
  • In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Alice Marble: American tennis champion who won Wimbledon in 1938 and 1939 and the U.S.
  • Peter Pan opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • Heavy earthquake strikes Sicily, 18 die
  • President De Klerk of South Africa meets with Nelson Mandela to talk of end of apartheid.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: U.S. Soldier -- Dec. 10, 1990
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9255
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.43


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

Carl'S Christmas

By: Alexandra Day

A family's faithful dog and the baby left in his charge share an adventure-filled Christmas Eve.

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By: Alvin Toffler

Toffler argues that while headlines focus on shifts of power at the global level, equally significant shifts are taking place in our everyday world--supermarkets, hospitals, banks, television, and politics.

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An American Life

By: Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan’s autobiography is a work of major historical importance. Here, in his own words, is the story of his life—public and private—told in a book both frank and compellingly readable.

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The Wild Christmas Reindeer

By: Jan Brett

Little Teeka thought she had to be firm with the reindeer to get them ready for Santa's important flight, but when her bossy yelling only got their antlerstangled up, she knew

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?



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

Genre: Tile-based transport puzzle

Publisher: Thalion Software


Platform: Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Avesoft

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Danan: The Jungle Fighter

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Action, platform

Publisher: Sega

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Platform: Macintosh, Amiga, DOS

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Final Lap 2

Final Lap 2

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Namco

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