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Friday 24 August 1990

It was Friday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Peter Lanzani and Juan Pedro Lanzani. 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 Memories of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon 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 Ayakashi no Shiro or Duck Maze.
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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 24 August 1990 ?

  • Liberia: Flag Day
  • RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
  • Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
  • Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
  • Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
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  • 3,500 peacekeepers arrive in Liberia
  • Iraqi troops surround American and other embassies in Kuwait City.

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

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.28
  • Time: George H.W. Bush and Saddam Hussein
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9239


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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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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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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Message From Nam

By: Danielle Steel

As a journalist, Paxton Andrews would experience Vietnam firsthand. We follow her from high school in Savannah to college in Berkeley and then to work in Saigon.For

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

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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Exodus: Journey to the Promised Land

Platform: NES, Sega Mega Drive, Game Boy, MS-DOS PC

Genre: Puzzle/Christian

Publisher: Wisdom Tree

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Genre: Roguelike video game

Astro Fang: Super Machine

Astro Fang: Super Machine

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Driving involving vehicular combat

Publisher: A-Wave

Duck Maze

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Platform, Puzzle

Publisher: HES Interactive

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