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Monday 15 October 1990

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kiko Mizuhara and Jeon Ji-yoon. In that special week of October people in US were listening to I Don't Have The Heart by James Ingram. In UK Show Me Heaven by Maria McKee was in the top 5 hits. Akira, directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990 while The First Man In Rome by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Les nuls, l'émission. If you liked videogames you were probably playing American Horseshoes or European Superleague.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Night of the Living Dead

Directed by: Tom Savini

Starring: Tony Todd, Patricia Tallman, Tom Towles

Country: United States

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Directed by: Katsuhiro Otomo

Starring: Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Mitsuo Iwata

Country: United States

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Dances with Wolves

Directed by: Kevin Costner

Starring: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene

Country: United States

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Memphis Belle

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

Starring: Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz, Tate Donovan

Country: United States

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Henry & June

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Fred Ward, Uma Thurman, Maria de Medeiros

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

The Trials of Life

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Get a Life

Written by: Chris Elliott, David Mirkin, Adam Resnick

Starring: Chris Elliott, Robin Riker, Elinor Donahue, Bob Elliott

Country: United States

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A Set of Six

Starring: Tony Bilbow, Rowland Rivron

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Written by: Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld

Starring: Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards, Jason Alexander

Country: United States

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Jeeves and Wooster

Starring: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 October 1990 ?

  • United States - White Cane Safety Day, National Grouch Day, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Teresa of Avila
  • Roman festivals - the Equirria or October equus: sacrifice of a horse to Mars
  • French Republican Calendar - Amaryllis (Amaryllis) Day, twenty-fourth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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Famous Deaths:
  • Delphine Seyrig: French actress whose films include "L’année Dernière à Marienbad," 1964, "Peau D’âne," 1970 and "Chère Inconnue," 1979.
  • Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev wins Nobel Peace Prize
  • Apple Computer unveils and ships the Macintosh Classic. It features an 8 MHz 68000 processor, integrated 9-inch monochrome monitor, and 3.5-inch floppy drive, for $1000. It replaces the Macintosh Plus and the Macintosh SE. Apple also releases the Macintosh LC (68020 processor), and the Macintosh IIsi (68030 processor).
  • Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to lessen Cold War tensions and open up his nation.

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Sport Games on 15 October 1990

American Football
  • Minnesota Vikings - Philadelphia Eagles : 24 - 32
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What news were making the headlines those days in October 1990?

  • Time: Harold Lloyd from the motion picture 'Safety Last'
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9247
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.35


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

The First Man In Rome

By: Colleen McCullough

With extraordinary narrative power, New York Times bestselling author Colleen McCullough sweeps the reader into a whirlpool of pageantry and passion, bringing to vivid life the most glorious epoch in human

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Darkness Visible

By: William Styron

A work of great personal courage and a literary tour de force, this bestseller is Styron's true account of his descent into a crippling and almost suicidal depression.

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Friday Night Lights

By: H. G. Bissinger

The 25th anniversary edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller and Sports Illustrated’s best football book of all time, with a new afterword by the authorReturn once again to the

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The General In His Labyrinth

By: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

General Simon Bolivar, “the Liberator” of five South American countries, takes a last melancholy journey down the Magdalena River, revisiting cities along its shores, and reliving the triumphs, passions, and betrayals

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Armor Alley

Platform: MS-DOS, Mac OS

Genre: Horizontal scrolling shooter, Real-time tactics

Publisher: Three-Sixty Pacific Inc.

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Castle of Deceit

Platform: NES

Genre: 2D action platformer

Publisher: Bunch Games

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Final Fantasy Legend II

Platform: Game Boy, Nintendo DS

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Square (GB) Sunsoft (GB re-release)[1] Square Enix (DS)

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American Horseshoes

American Horseshoes

Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Taito

European Superleague

European Superleague

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC 6128, Atari ST, PC and Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128/+3

Genre: Sports

Publisher: CDS Microsystems

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