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Monday 23 April 1990

It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Dev Patel and Matthew Underwood. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O'Connor. In UK Vogue by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Wild Orchid, directed by Zalman King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990 while Masquerade by Janet Dailey was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Jeeves and Wooster. If you liked videogames you were probably playing International Soccer or Double Dragon II.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover

Directed by: Peter Greenaway

Starring: Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren

Country: United States

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Directed by: John Waters

Starring: Johnny Depp, Ricki Lake, Amy Locane

Country: United States

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Directed by: Steve Barron

Starring: Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas, Josh Pais

Country: United States

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Pretty Woman

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Starring: Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Jason Alexander

Country: United States

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Lord of the Flies

Directed by: Harry Hook

Starring: Balthazar Getty, Chris Furrh, Danuel Pipoly

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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The Crystal Maze

Written by: Lloyd Bettell-Higgins, David Bodycombe, Adam Howarth, Simon Tayler, Bob Thorne

Starring: Richard O'Brien, Sandra Caron, Edward Tudor-Pole

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 April 1990 ?

  • Saint Gerard (d.1138)
  • UNESCO International Day of the Book in honor of Shakespeare's and Cervantes's death on April 23, 1616.
  • Turkey - National Sovereignty and Children's Day (1920)
  • Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2007: (the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar).
  • Independence Day for the Conch Republic
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  • 11th Emmy Sports Award presentation
  • Namibia becomes the 160th member of the United Nations and the 50th member of the Commonwealth of Nations.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Dan Quayle -- Apr. 23, 1990
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9222
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.10


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


By: Janet Dailey

The story of a determined, courageous and intelligent woman, Remy Jardin, who must unravel the mystery behind an accident involving her family's shipping company or risk losing the man she loves

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What I Saw At The Revolution

By: Peggy Noonan

On the hundredth anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birth comes the twentieth-anniversary edition of Peggy Noonan’s critically acclaimed bestseller What I Saw at the Revolution, for which she provides a new Preface

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Clear And Present Danger

By: Tom Clancy

THIS BOOK IS NOT AUTOGRAPHED!!!! The controversial bestseller from Tom Clancy, the all-time master of the techno-thriller. CIA Deputy Director Jack Ryan joins the war on drugs.

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

International Soccer

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: soccer simulator

Publisher: Commodore

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Back to the Future Part II & III

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Platform Action-adventure Puzzle

Publisher: LJN

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Castle of Deceit

Platform: NES

Genre: 2D action platformer

Publisher: Bunch Games

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Cisco Heat

Cisco Heat

Platform: Arcade, Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, PC

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Jaleco, Image Works

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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