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Sunday 21 October 1990

It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Sacha Page and Ricky Rubio. In that special week of October people in US were listening to I Don't Have The Heart by James Ingram. In UK Show Me Heaven by Maria McKee was in the top 5 hits. Akira, directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990 while Memories of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Les nuls, l'émission. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 4D Sports Tennis or After Burst.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Night of the Living Dead

Directed by: Tom Savini

Starring: Tony Todd, Patricia Tallman, Tom Towles

Country: United States

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Directed by: Katsuhiro Otomo

Starring: Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Mitsuo Iwata

Country: United States

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Dances with Wolves

Directed by: Kevin Costner

Starring: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene

Country: United States

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Memphis Belle

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

Starring: Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz, Tate Donovan

Country: United States

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Henry & June

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Starring: Fred Ward, Uma Thurman, Maria de Medeiros

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Les nuls, l'émission

Starring: Alain Chabat, Chantal Lauby, Dominique Farrugia

Country: France

Prisoners of Gravity

Starring: Rick Green

Country: Canada

The Trials of Life

Starring: David Attenborough

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers

Starring: Alan Alda

Country: United States

Café Meineid

Written by: Franz Xaver Bogner

Starring: Norbert Mahler, Thekla Mayhoff, Kathi Leitner, Wolfgang Fischer

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 21 October 1990 ?

  • Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
  • R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
  • Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
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  • Esther Canseco calls Oakland Athletics manager Tony La Russa a punk for not starting husband Jose in the World Series

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Sport Games on 21 October 1990

American Football
  • Atlanta Falcons - Los Angeles Rams : 24 - 44
  • Dallas Cowboys - Tampa Bay Buccaneers : 17 - 13
  • Denver Broncos - Indianapolis Colts : 27 - 17
  • Kansas City Chiefs - Seattle Seahawks : 7 - 19
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Magazine Covers

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

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.36
  • Time: Harold Lloyd from the motion picture 'Safety Last'
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9247


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

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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Lady Boss

By: Jackie Collins


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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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Friday Night Lights

By: H. G. Bissinger

The 25th anniversary edition of the #1 New York Times bestseller and Sports Illustrated’s best football book of all time, with a new afterword by the authorReturn once again to the

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Commodore 64 Amiga Atari ST

Genre: Puzzle/Platform

Publisher: Thalamus Ltd

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Double Dungeons

Platform: TurboGrafx-16, Virtual Console

Genre: RPG

Publisher: NEC

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4D Sports Tennis

4D Sports Tennis

Platform: DOS

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mindscape

After Burst

After Burst

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Action

Publisher: NCS

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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