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Sunday 21 January 1990

It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kelly Rohrbach and Britney Gengel. 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 Straight by Dick Francis was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Agatha Christie: Poirot. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The Adventures of Gilligan's Island or Breach 2.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?


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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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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TV Series

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

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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Jim Henson Presents Mother Goose Stories

Starring: London Kim

Country: United States

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Written by: Mark Mason

Starring: Francis Wright

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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The Simpsons

Written by: James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, Sam Simon

Starring: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Country: United States

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Around the World in 80 Days

Written by: Jules Verne

Starring: Michael Palin, Basil Pao

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 January 1990 ?

  • National Hugging Day
  • Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Agnes.
  • Mauritius - Thaipoosam Cavadee.
  • UN Arms Day
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  • Bob Goodenow succeeds Alan Eagleson as NHL players association executive director.
  • 41st NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 12-7 at Pittsburgh.
  • Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic.
  • John McEnroe becomes the first ever expelled from the Australian Open for throwing a tantrum and swearing at an official.

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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.


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


By: Dick Francis

A jockey becomes the sole inheritor of his late brother's business, horse, mistress, and enemies.

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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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Among Schoolchildren

By: Tracy Kidder

Tracy Kidder -- the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Soul of a New Machine and the extraordinary national bestseller House -- spent nine months in Mrs.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Adventures of Gilligan's Island

Platform: NES

Genre: Action[1] Strategy

Publisher: Bandai America, Inc.

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Breach 2

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, DOS

Genre: Tactical role-playing game

Publisher: Impressions Games

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Platform: Arcade, Atari ST, Sega Master System, Sega Mega Drive, Sega Mega-CD, Sega Game Gear, PC Engine, NEC PC-9801, MSX2, Super Famicom, Game Boy Color, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Virtual Console, iOS, Cloud (

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Sega

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4D Sports Tennis

4D Sports Tennis

Platform: DOS

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mindscape

Captain Skyhawk

Captain Skyhawk

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System PlayChoice-10

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: NA Milton Bradley Company; EU Rare

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