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Wednesday 22 August 1990

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Margaux Farrell and Randall Cobb. 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 Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard 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 Assault City or Double Dragon II.
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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 22 August 1990 ?

  • RC feasts - Mary queen of angels
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Famous Deaths:
  • Merlin Marston: Actor (Blue Sky), dies of non-Hodgkins lymphoma at 45.
  • President Bush calls up military reserves
  • US President George Bush calls up military reserves.
  • U.S. President Bush calls up U.S. military reservists for service in the Persian Gulf Crisis.

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

  • Time: George H.W. Bush and Saddam Hussein
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9239
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.27


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

Get Shorty

By: Elmore Leonard

“A Hollywood hit….Taut, inimitable prose and characters who could have only sprung from the mind of Elmore Leonard.” —Detroit NewsThe Chicago Tribune has dubbed Elmore Leonard, “the coolest, hottest writer in

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The Bourne Ultimatum

By: Robert Ludlum

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER At a small-town carnival, two men, each mysteriously summoned by telegram, witness a bizarre killing.

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A Natural History Of The Senses

By: Diane Ackerman

Diane Ackerman's lusciously written grand tour of the realm of the senses includes conversations with an iceberg in Antarctica and a professional nose in New York, along with dissertations on kisses

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The Politics Of Rich And Poor

By: Kevin Phillips

The enormous concentration of wealth in the United States during the 1980s--most of it in the hands of the top 1% of the population--will provoke what Phillips calls a watershed change

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Double Dungeons

Platform: TurboGrafx-16, Virtual Console

Genre: RPG

Publisher: NEC

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Assault City

Assault City

Platform: Sega Master System

Genre: Rail shooter

Publisher: Sega

Baseball Stars Professional

Platform: Arcade, Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: SNK 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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Deliverance: Stormlord II

Deliverance: Stormlord II

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Hewson Consultants

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