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Wednesday 24 October 1990

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see planets position on October 24, 1990). The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Kirby Bliss Blanton and Ilkay Gündogan. 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. Jacob's Ladder, directed by Adrian Lyne, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990 while Rabbit At Rest by John Updike was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Coasting. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse or Spider-Man & Captain America in Dr. Doom's Revenge.
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What the sky looked like on 24 October 1990

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Movies

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

Jacob's Ladder

Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Starring: Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña, Danny Aiello, Matt Craven

Country: United States

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China Cry: A True Story

Directed by: James F. Collier

Starring: Julia Nickson, France Nuyen, James Shigeta, Russell Wong

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Mr. & Mrs. Bridge

Directed by: James Ivory

Starring: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Saundra McClain, Margaret Welsh

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Prayer of the Rollerboys

Directed by: Rick King

Starring: Corey Haim, Patricia Arquette, Christopher Collet, Julius Harris

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Bullseye!

Directed by: Michael Winner

Starring: Michael Caine, Roger Moore, Sally Kirkland, Deborah Moore

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TV Series

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

Coasting

Directed by: Michael P. Noens

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Going Places

Directed by: Aaron Mostow

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Parenthood

Directed by: Ron Howard

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The Last Laugh

Directed by: Kenny Young

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Memoari porodice Milic

Starring: Zijah Sokolovic, Etela Pardo, Milos Stojanovic, Sabrina Sadikovic

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 October 1990 ?

Holidays:
  • Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
  • Discordianism - Maladay
  • Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti reveals to the Italian parliament the existence of Gladio, the Italian ''stay-behind'' clandestine paramilitary NATO army.
  • In the Pakistani general election, Prime Minister Bhutto's Pakistan Peoples Party loses power to a center-right coalition government.
  • Cold War: The Supreme Soviet of Kyrgyzstan chooses Askar Akayev as the republic's first president.
  • The New Zealand general election is won by the New Zealand National Party, and its leader, Jim Bolger, becomes prime minister.

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Planetary positions on this day

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Books

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

Rabbit At Rest

By: John Updike

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Howells Medal, and the National Book Critics Circle Award In John Updike’s fourth and final novel about Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, the hero has acquired

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Every Spy A Prince

By: Dan Raviv and Yossi Melman

The first comprehensive and balanced account of the most controversial and well-known espionage organization in the world, taking readers through the complex web of politics and personal ambition that led to

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The Politics Of Rich And Poor

By: Kevin Phillips

The enormous concentration of wealth in the United States during the 1980s--most of it in the hands of the top 1% of the population--will provoke what Phillips calls a watershed change

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You Just Don'T Understand

By: Deborah Tannen

Women and men live in different worlds...made of different words.Spending nearly four years on the New York Times bestseller list, including eight months at number one, You Just Don't Understand is

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

CarVup

CarVup

Platform: Commodore Amiga, Atari ST

Genre: Platform, puzzle

Publisher: Core Design

Spider-Man & Captain America in Dr. Doom's Revenge

Spider-Man & Captain America in Dr. Doom's Revenge

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

Genre: Arcade, Fighting

Publisher: Empire Software and Medalist International (UK), Paragon Software Corporation (United States)

Battle Pingpong

Battle Pingpong

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Quest

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse

Platform: Sega Genesis, Master System, Game Gear, Sega Saturn

Genre: Platforming

Publisher: Sega

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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Home videos

Which movies you probably rented those days on VHS/DVD to spend a great night?

Gross Anatomy

Studio: Touchstone

Format: VHS release

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My Left Foot

Format: VHS release

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The Big Picture

Studio: Columbia

Format: VHS release

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House Party

Studio: New Line

Format: VHS release, distributed by

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Prancer

Format: VHS release

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