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Tuesday 13 March 1990

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Emory Cohen . In that special week of March people in US were listening to Escapade by Janet Jackson. In UK Dub Be Good To Me by Beats International featuring Lindy Layton was in the top 5 hits. Lord of the Flies, directed by Harry Hook, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990 while The Second World War by John Keegan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Avonlea. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Columns or Spider-Man & Captain America in Dr. Doom's Revenge.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Lord of the Flies

Directed by: Harry Hook

Starring: Balthazar Getty, Chris Furrh, Danuel Pipoly

Country: United States

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The Hunt for Red October

Directed by: John McTiernan

Starring: Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn

Country: United States

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Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Kevin Costner, Anthony Quinn, Madeleine Stowe

Country: United States

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Hard to Kill

Directed by: Bruce Malmuth

Starring: Steven Seagal, Kelly LeBrock, William Sadler

Country: United States

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Cinema Paradiso

Directed by: Giuseppe Tornatore

Starring: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili

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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Jim Henson Presents Mother Goose Stories

Starring: London Kim

Country: United States

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Written by: Mark Mason

Starring: Francis Wright

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 13 March 1990 ?

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Famous Deaths:
  • Bruno Bettelhelm: Austrian/American child psychoanalyst, commits suicide at age 86 in Silver Spring, Maryland (born 1903).
  • Karl Munchinger: German conductor (Born 1915).
  • Nicholoas Braithwaite elected premier of Grenada.
  • The Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union approves changes to the Constitution of the Soviet Union to create a strong U.S.-style presidency. Mikhail Gorbachev is elected to a five-year term as the first-ever President of the Soviet Union on March 15.
  • Iraq hangs British journalist Farzad Bazoft for spying. Daphne Parish, a British nurse, is sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment as an accomplice.
  • Cold War: The Soviet Union announces that Lithuania's declaration of independence is invalid.
  • Fernando Collor de Mello takes office as President of Brazil, Brazil's first democratically elected president since 1961. The next day he announces a currency freeze and freezes large bank accounts for 18 months.

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

The Second World War

By: John Keegan

Praised as “the best military historian of our generation” by Tom Clancy, John Keegan here reconsiders his masterful study of World War II, The Second World War, with a new foreword.

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Any Woman'S Blues

By: Erica Jong

With her groundbreaking bestseller Fear of Flying, Erica Jong taught us how to fly. Now, with the New York Times bestseller Any Woman's Blues that sold over 100,000 hardcover copies, she

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The Bourne Ultimatum

By: Robert Ludlum

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER At a small-town carnival, two men, each mysteriously summoned by telegram, witness a bizarre killing.

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Oh, the Places You'll Go!

By: Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is the perfect send-off for grads—from nursery school, high school, college, and beyond! From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly ...

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Boxy Boy

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Namco

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Bubble Dizzy

Bubble Dizzy

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

Genre: Action game

Publisher: Codemasters


Platform: Arcade, Atari ST, Sega Master System, Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-CD, Sega Game Gear, PC Engine, NEC PC-9801, MSX2, Super Famicom, Game Boy Color, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Virtual Console, iOS, Cloud (

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Sega

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Bases Loaded 3

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Traditional baseball simulation

Publisher: Jaleco

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Spider-Man & Captain America in Dr. Doom's Revenge

Spider-Man & Captain America in Dr. Doom's Revenge

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

Genre: Arcade, Fighting

Publisher: Empire Software and Medalist International (UK), Paragon Software Corporation (United States)

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