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Tuesday 23 October 1990

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Stan Walker and Kevin Hasell. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Black Cat by Janet Jackson. 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 Under Siege by Stephen Coonts was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Les nuls, l'émission. If you liked videogames you were probably playing The California Raisins: The Grape Escape or Digger T. Rock.
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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 23 October 1990 ?

  • Chemistry: Mole Day
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Scorpio in Western tropical astrology.
  • Hungary - National Day (revolution of 1956 and the proclamation of the Republic of Hungary in 1989)
  • Also see October 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Giovanni da Capistrano; Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
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Famous Deaths:
  • Louis Althusser: French-Algerian philosopher and teacher at the ENS, a Marxist and an author.
  • Iraq announces release of 330 French hostages.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Wynton Marsalis -- Oct. 22, 1990
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9248
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.36


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

Under Siege

By: Stephen Coonts

Jake Grafton races against time to extinguish a harrowing terrorist plot in Washington, D.C., and prevent all-out catastrophe from enveloping the nation When the psychotic Colombian drug lord Chano

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Hocus Pocus

By: Kurt Vonnegut

From the author of Timequake, this "irresistible" novel (Cleveland Plain Dealer) tells the story of Eugene Debs Hartke-Vietnam veteran, jazz pianist, college professor, and prognosticator of the apocalypse.

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The Burden Of Proof

By: Scott Turow

Turow's acclaimed second novel, which topped international bestseller lists, is now available in trade paperback. Sandy Stern, the brilliant defense attorney from Presumed Innocent, faces an event so emotionally shattering that

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Buffalo Girls

By: Larry McMurtry

In a letter to her daughter back East, Martha Jane is not shy about her own importance: "Martha Jane -- better known as Calamity -- is just one of the handful

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Dragon's Gate

Platform: Platform independent

Genre: Fantasy MUD

Publisher: GEnie, AOL, Mythic Realms, independent

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Elvira: Mistress of the Dark

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

Genre: Point-and-click adventure, survival horror, role-playing game

Publisher: Accolade

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The California Raisins: The Grape Escape

Platform: NES

Genre: Action

Publisher: Capcom

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Digger T. Rock

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Maze, platformer

Publisher: Milton Bradley Company

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Bill Elliott's NASCAR Challenge

Bill Elliott's NASCAR Challenge

Platform: DOS, Amiga, Macintosh, NES, Game Boy, handheld

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Konami

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