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Wednesday 17 January 1990

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Brett McKinnon and Frank Golla. In that special week of January people in US were listening to How Am I Supposed To Live Without You by Michael Bolton. 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 The Dark Half by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Agatha Christie: Poirot. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Challenge of the Dragon or Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone.
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 30 days ?

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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A Sense of Guilt

Starring: Trevor Eve, Lisa Harrow, Jim Carter, Rudi Davies

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Yellowthread Street

Starring: Ray Lonnen, Doreen Chan, Bruce Payne, Robert Taylor

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Secret Cabaret

Starring: Sarah Cresswell, Simon Drake, Anthony Georghiou, Juliette Hardy

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Stolen

Starring: Cheryl Prime, Art Malik, Mary Maddox, Dean Ashraf

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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Always

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, Brad Johnson

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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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 17 January 1990 ?

Holidays:
  • Catholicism - Feast day of the following saints: St. Anthony and Amelbert.
  • Ancient Latvia - Zirgu Diena observed
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Charles Hernu: French Minister of Defense 1981-1985 who ordered the sabotage of the Greenpeace ship in which one person was killed.
Facts:
  • 5th Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Awards: Bobby Darin
  • The Who, Simon and Garfunkel, Four Seasons, Four Tops, Hank Ballard, Platters and Kinks inducted into Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Antarctica -- Jan. 15, 1990
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9207
  • Time: Rumania and Panama. Photo Credit: Vladimir Sichov-SIPA Press.

Books

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

The Plains of Passage

By: Jean M. Auel

Jean M. Auel’s enthralling Earth’s Children® series has become a literary phenomenon, beloved by readers around the world. In a brilliant novel as vividly authentic and entertaining as those that came before, Jean M.

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The Burden of Proof

By: Scott Turow

Turow's acclaimed second novel, which topped international bestseller lists, is now available in trade paperback. Sandy Stern, the brilliant defense attorney from Presumed Innocent, faces an event so emotionally shattering that no part of his life is left untouched.

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Four Past Midnight

By: Stephen King

The #1 New York Times bestseller—four chilling novellas from Stephen King that will “grab you and not let go” (The Washington Post).One Past Midnight: “The Langoliers” takes a red-eye flight from Los Angeles to Boston into a most unfriendly sky.

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Memories of Midnight

By: Sidney Sheldon

In THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT, they played the ultimate game of love, lust, and death.Now, in MEMORIES OF MIDNIGHT, the survivors meet to play one last time...Shadowed

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Bigfoot

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Acclaim

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Cadaver

Cadaver

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS, Acorn Archimedes

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Image Works

Challenge of the Dragon

Platform: NES

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Color Dreams

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Conquest of the Crystal Palace

Conquest of the Crystal Palace

Platform: NES

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Asmik Corporation of America (J:COM)

Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone

Platform: Arcade, Amstrad CPC, Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, DOS, Game Boy, Mega Drive/Genesis, iOS, Android

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Technōs Japan

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