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Sunday 19 August 1990

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Joshua Tan and Stephen Parker. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Vision Of Love by Mariah Carey. In UK Turtle Power by Partners In Kryme was in the top 5 hits. The Witches, directed by Nicolas Roeg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990 while An Inconvenient Woman by Dominick Dunne was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Let the Blood Run Free. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Amazing Penguin Osawagase! Penguin Boy or Cloud Kingdoms.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


Directed by: Sam Raimi

Starring: Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Colin Friels

Country: United States

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The Witches

Directed by: Nicolas Roeg

Starring: Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher

Country: United States

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Wild at Heart

Directed by: David Lynch

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Willem Dafoe

Country: United States

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Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts

Country: United States

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Problem Child

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

Starring: Michael Oliver, John Ritter, Jack Warden

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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Starring: Robert Lindsay, David Threlfall, James Ellis

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 August 1990 ?

  • Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
  • RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
  • Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
  • National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
  • National Aviation Day, USA
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  • Betsy King wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic
  • Dodger Jose Offerman hits HR in his 1st at bat
  • Leonard Bernstein conducts his final concert, ending with Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
  • New York Yankees' player Kevin Mass is quickest to reach 14 home runs (approx 128 at bat).

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

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.27
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Saddam Hussein -- Aug. 13, 1990
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9238


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

An Inconvenient Woman

By: Dominick Dunne

Jules Mendelson is wealthy. Astronomically so. He and his wife lead the kind of charity-giving, art-filled, high-society life for which each has been carefully groomed.

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All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten

By: Robert Fulghum

Twenty-five years ago, Robert Fulghum published a simple credo—a credo that became the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.

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By: Rosamunde Pilcher

A place you will never forgetRosamunde Pilcher's Scotland...where the fields flourish with greenery, the bills bloom with purple, and the lochs glitter with the bright blue of the sky.A

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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 ?


Platform: Acorn Archimedes (RISC OS)

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: The Fourth Dimension

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Bio-ship Paladin

Bio-ship Paladin

Platform: Arcade Game, Sega Mega Drive

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: UPL

Captain Comic II: Fractured Reality

Captain Comic II: Fractured Reality

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: side-scrollers

Publisher: ComputerEasy

Amazing Penguin Osawagase! Penguin Boy

Amazing Penguin Osawagase! Penguin Boy

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Action

Cloud Kingdoms

Platform: Atari ST, Amiga, Commodore 64, MS-DOS

Genre: Maze

Publisher: Millennium Interactive Ltd.

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