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Friday 23 March 1990

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Princess Eugenie of York and Jaime Alguersuari. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Black Velvet by Alannah Myles. In UK Dub Be Good To Me by Beats International featuring Lindy Layton was in the top 5 hits. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, directed by Steve Barron, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990 while Harmful Intent by Robin Cook was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Avonlea. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Castle Master or Cyber Knight.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

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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The Hunt for Red October

Directed by: John McTiernan

Starring: Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn

Country: United States

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Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Kevin Costner, Anthony Quinn, Madeleine Stowe

Country: United States

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TV Series

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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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 March 1990 ?

  • Saint Rebecca (d.1914)
  • Roman Empire - Tubilustrium was held in honor of Mars.
  • Ancient Latvia - Lieldienas held in honor of Mara and other pagan goddesses.
  • Pakistan - National Day (Republic Day).
  • Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo (died 1606)
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Famous Deaths:
  • John Dexter: English stage and film director (Born 1925).
  • Former Exxon Valdez Captain Joseph Hazelwood ordered to help clean up Prince William Sound and pay $50,000 in restitution for 1989 oil spill.
  • Buena Vista releases the Touchstone Pictures live-action feature film Pretty Woman to theaters.

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

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.6
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Pete and Christine Busalacchi -- Mar. 19, 1990
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9216


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

Harmful Intent

By: Robin Cook


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The Second World War

By: John Keegan

Praised as “the best military historian of our generation” by Tom Clancy, John Keegan here reconsiders his masterful study of World War II, The Second World War, with a new foreword.

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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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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 ?


Platform: Arcade

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Konami

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

Genre: Tile-based transport puzzle

Publisher: Thalion Software

Castle Master

Platform: ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, IBM PC, Game Boy Advance

Genre: Role-playing video game, puzzle video game

Publisher: Incentive Software

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Captain Skyhawk

Captain Skyhawk

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System PlayChoice-10

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: NA Milton Bradley Company; EU Rare

Cyber Knight

Platform: Super Famicom,[2] PC Engine

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Tonkin House

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