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Thursday 25 October 1990

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Austin Peralta and Josh Wittenkeller. 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 The Plains of Passage by Jean M. Auel was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Les nuls, l'émission. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bigfoot or Conquest of the Crystal Palace.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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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Café Meineid

Written by: Franz Xaver Bogner

Starring: Norbert Mahler, Thekla Mayhoff, Kathi Leitner, Wolfgang Fischer

Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers

Starring: Alan Alda

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 October 1990 ?

  • Day of the Romanian Army
  • Virgin Islands - Thanksgiving Day : end of the hurricane season
  • Republic of China - Taiwan Retrocession Day (1945)
  • Also see October 25 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • R.C. Saints - Feast day of Saints Crispin and Crispian; Six Welsh martyrs and companions; forty martyrs of England and Wales
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  • New York Daily News goes on strike (lasts through March, 1991).
  • Evander Hollyfield knocks out James "Buster" Douglas for heavyweight boxing title.

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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 ?

The Plains of Passage

By: Jean M. Auel

Jean M. Auel’s enthralling Earth’s Children® series has become a literary phenomenon, beloved by readers around the world. In a brilliant novel as vividly authentic and entertaining as those that came before, Jean M.

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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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The First Man In Rome

By: Colleen McCullough

With extraordinary narrative power, New York Times bestselling author Colleen McCullough sweeps the reader into a whirlpool of pageantry and passion, bringing to vivid life the most glorious epoch in human

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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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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Battle Unit Zeoth

Battle Unit Zeoth

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Jaleco Entertainment

1941: Counter Attack

1941: Counter Attack

Platform: Arcade, SuperGrafx

Genre: Vertical scrolling shooter

Publisher: Capcom



Platform: Arcade Game

Genre: Shooter game First-person shooter

Publisher: Sega


Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Acclaim

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Conquest of the Crystal Palace

Conquest of the Crystal Palace

Platform: NES

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Asmik Corporation of America (J:COM)

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