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Saturday 24 February 1990

It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Jaymi Hensley and Stefan Müller. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Opposites Attract by Paula Abdul. In UK Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O'Connor was in the top 5 hits. The Hunt for Red October, directed by John McTiernan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990 while Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Corte tropical. If you liked videogames you were probably playing A.B. Cop or Alien Brigade.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

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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Hard to Kill

Directed by: Bruce Malmuth

Starring: Steven Seagal, Kelly LeBrock, William Sadler

Country: United States

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Cinema Paradiso

Directed by: Giuseppe Tornatore

Starring: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili

Country: United States

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Directed by: Ron Underwood

Starring: Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter

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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Written by: Mark Mason

Starring: Francis Wright

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 February 1990 ?

  • Independence Day in Estonia (1918; the Soviet period is considered illegal annexation).
  • Flag Day in MTxico.
  • St. Sergius
  • Dragobete in Romania.
  • St. Matthias
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Famous Deaths:
  • Johnnie Ray: American singer and songwriter of the pre-Elvis '50s, who specialized in heavy emoting with songs that earned him the title of Prince of Wails.
  • Tony Conigliaro: American athlete, pro baseball player for the Boston Red Sox, outfielder and right handed batter who suffered multiple injuries that cut short an illustrious career.
  • Sandro Pertini: Italian Socialist President, sworn in 9 July 1978, succeeding Giovanni Leone.
  • Malcolm Forbes: CEO (Forbes Publishing), dies of a heart attack at age 70 (born 1919).
  • Beth Daniel wins LPGA Orix Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open.
  • The Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic holds the first democratic election in the history of the Soviet Union.
  • The Sandinistas are defeated in the Nicaraguan elections, with Violeta Chamorro elected as the new president of Nicaragua, replacing Daniel Ortega.
  • The USSR agrees to withdraw all 73,500 troops from Czechoslovakia by July, 1991.

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

  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.2
  • Time: Russian leaders Mikhail Gorbachev (R) and Vladimir Lenin (L)
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9212


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

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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Wonderful Life

By: Stephen Jay Gould

"[An] extraordinary book. . . . Mr. Gould is an exceptional combination of scientist and science writer. . . . He is thus exceptionally well placed to tell these stories, and

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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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Devices And Desires

By: P. D. James

National Bestseller Featuring the famous Commander Adam Dalgliesh, Devices and Desires is a thrilling and insightfully crafted novel of fallible people caught in a net of secrets, ambitions,

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Air Diver: F-119 Stealth Fighter Simulation

Air Diver: F-119 Stealth Fighter Simulation

Platform: Sega Genesis

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: Seismic (Asmik Ace Entertainment in Japan)

Arlington Horse Racing

Arlington Horse Racing

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Horse racing

Publisher: Strata


Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Mega Drive/Genesis

Genre: Role-playing video game, first-person shooter

Publisher: Core Design

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A.B. Cop

A.B. Cop

Platform: Arcade game

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Sega

Alien Brigade

Platform: Atari 7800

Genre: Shooting gallery

Publisher: Atari Corporation

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