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Thursday 26 April 1990

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Riley Voelkel and Tootsie Jackson. In that special week of April people in US were listening to Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O'Connor. In UK Vogue by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Wild Orchid, directed by Zalman King, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990 while The Gold Coast by Nelson DeMille was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Jeeves and Wooster. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Crazy Sue or Hatris.
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 Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover

Directed by: Peter Greenaway

Starring: Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren

Country: United States

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Directed by: John Waters

Starring: Johnny Depp, Ricki Lake, Amy Locane

Country: United States

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Directed by: Steve Barron

Starring: Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas, Josh Pais

Country: United States

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Pretty Woman

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Starring: Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Jason Alexander

Country: United States

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Lord of the Flies

Directed by: Harry Hook

Starring: Balthazar Getty, Chris Furrh, Danuel Pipoly

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

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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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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 April 1990 ?

  • World Intellectual Property Day (since 2001).
  • Florida and Georgia, USA - Confederate Memorial Day.
  • Shi'a Islam - Mawlid, Muhammad's birthday (2005).
  • Tanzania - Union Day.
  • Feast day of the following saint in the Orthodox Church: Stephen of Perm - also Old Permic Alphabet Day
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Famous Deaths:
  • Accomplice opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC for 52 performances
  • 126 die in a (6.9) earthquake in China
  • Danny Wood of New Kids, steps on a stuffed animal and twists his ankle

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Dan Quayle -- Apr. 23, 1990
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9222
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.10


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

The Gold Coast

By: Nelson DeMille

Welcome to the fabled Gold Coast, that stretch on the North Shore of Long Island that once held the greatest concentration of wealth and power in America.

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Bitter Sweet

By: LaVyrle Spencer

A touching novel about first loves and second chances from the author who "knows how to tug at readers' heartstrings" (Publishers Weekly).

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By: Philip Roth

"With the lover everyday life recedes," Roth writes—and exhibiting all his skill as a brilliant observer of human passion, he presents in Deception the tightly enclosed world of adulterous intimacy with

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What I Saw At The Revolution

By: Peggy Noonan

On the hundredth anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birth comes the twentieth-anniversary edition of Peggy Noonan’s critically acclaimed bestseller What I Saw at the Revolution, for which she provides a new Preface

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

The Amazing Spider-Man

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

Genre: Puzzle game, Platform game

Publisher: Paragon Software

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Crazy Sue

Crazy Sue

Platform: Amiga, Commodore 64, Atari ST, PC

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: cover disk of Amiga Fun magazine by MC Publications (UK)

After Burst

After Burst

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Action

Publisher: NCS

Captain Skyhawk

Captain Skyhawk

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System PlayChoice-10

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: NA Milton Bradley Company; EU Rare


Platform: NES, Game Boy, arcade, TurboGrafx-16

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Bullet-Proof Software

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