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Thursday 17 May 1990

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include PiinkSparkles and Charlotte-Letitia Crosby. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Vogue by Madonna. In UK Killer by Adamski was in the top 5 hits. Bird on a Wire, directed by John Badham, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990 while The Stand by Stephen King was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Answers with Bayless Conley. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Double Dragon II or Dragon Knight II.
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 ?

Answers with Bayless Conley

Starring: Bayless Conley, Janet Conley

Country: United States

Jeeves and Wooster

Starring: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Shannon's Deal

Written by: John Sayles

Starring: Jamey Sheridan, Elizabeth Peña, Jenny Lewis, Richard Edson

Country: United States

Twin Peaks

Written by: Mark Frost, David Lynch

Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

Country: United States

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Corte tropical

Starring: Anthony Correa

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Bird on a Wire

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Mel Gibson, Goldie Hawn, David Carradine

Country: United States

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Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

Directed by: Pedro Almodvar

Starring: Victoria Abril, Antonio Banderas, Loles Len

Country: United States

Wild Orchid

Directed by: Zalman King

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Jacqueline Bisset, Carr Otis

Country: United States

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Cry-Baby

Directed by: John Waters

Starring: Johnny Depp, Ricki Lake, Amy Locane

Country: United States

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The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover

Directed by: Peter Greenaway

Starring: Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 May 1990 ?

Holidays:
  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
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Facts:
  • Dow Jones Average hits a record 2,831.71
  • European court rules pension rights for both men and women.
  • WIBC Bowling Queens won by Patty Ann.
  • The General Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) eliminates homosexuality from the list of psychiatric diseases.
  • The World Health Organization removes homosexuality from its list of diseases.

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Andrei Sakharov -- May 14, 1990
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9225
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.13

Books

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

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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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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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 ?

Alien Brigade

Platform: Atari 7800

Genre: Shooting gallery

Publisher: Atari Corporation

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Double Dragon II

Platform: Game Boy, 3DS Virtual Console

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: JP Technōs Japan; NA Acclaim; EU Acclaim

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Dragon Knight II

Platform: MSX2, NEC PC-8801, NEC PC-9801, Sharp X68000, PC Engine Super CD-ROM²

Publisher: ELF Corporation NEC Avenue (PC Engine)

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4D Sports Tennis

4D Sports Tennis

Platform: DOS

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mindscape

Dizzy Panic!

Platform: Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Codemasters

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