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Monday 17 September 1990

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Pixie Geldof and Nia Sharma. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Release Me by Wilson Phillips. In UK The Joker by The Steve Miller Band was in the top 5 hits. King of New York, directed by Abel Ferrara, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990 while Every Spy A Prince by Dan Raviv and Yossi Melman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Get a Life. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Double Dragon II or Fatal Labyrinth.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

King of New York

Directed by: Abel Ferrara

Starring: Christopher Walken, David Caruso, Laurence Fishburne

Country: United States

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Miller's Crossing

Directed by: Joel Coen

Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Albert Finney, John Turturro

Country: United States

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Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci

Country: United States

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State of Grace

Directed by: Phil Joanou

Starring: Sean Penn, Ed Harris, Gary Oldman

Country: United States

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Directed by: Richard Stanley

Starring: Dylan McDermott, Stacey Travis, John Lynch

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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Twin Peaks

Written by: Mark Frost, David Lynch

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

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 September 1990 ?

  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
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  • Newspaper Guild votes 242-35 to keep New York Post publishing.
  • Soviet Union and Saudi Arabia restore diplomatic ties.

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Sport Games on 17 September 1990

American Football
  • Kansas City Chiefs - Denver Broncos : 23 - 24
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What news were making the headlines those days in September 1990?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: New York City -- Sep. 17, 1990
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9243
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.31


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

Every Spy A Prince

By: Dan Raviv and Yossi Melman

The first comprehensive and balanced account of the most controversial and well-known espionage organization in the world, taking readers through the complex web of politics and personal ambition that led to

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Megatrends 2000

By: John Naisbitt and Patricia Aburdene

Offering predictions and modern "soothsayings" for the 1990s and onwards, this book attempts to chart the changes to come, in politics, religion, advertising and culture.

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Hocus Pocus

By: Kurt Vonnegut

From the author of Timequake, this "irresistible" novel (Cleveland Plain Dealer) tells the story of Eugene Debs Hartke-Vietnam veteran, jazz pianist, college professor, and prognosticator of the apocalypse.

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The Women In His Life

By: Barbara Taylor Bradford

Billionaire tycoon and corporate robber baron Maximillian West is a man surrounded by myth. Blessed with devastating charm and charisma, he strikes fear into the heart of business leaders—and no woman

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Devil's Crush

Platform: TurboGrafx-16, Sega Genesis, Virtual Console, PlayStation Network

Genre: video pinball simulation

Publisher: NEC (PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16) Tengen (Genesis) Technosoft (Mega Drive)

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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 Lord

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS

Genre: Strategy RPG

Publisher: Palace Software LTD

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Platform: Amiga, DOS

Fatal Labyrinth

Platform: Sega Mega Drive Cloud (OnLive)

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Sega

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