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Wednesday 29 August 1990

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Nicole Anderson and Rizzini Gomez. In that special week of August people in US were listening to If Wishes Came True by Sweet Sensation. 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 The Politics Of Rich And Poor by Kevin Phillips was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Haywire. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Altered Destiny or Aretha.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


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 ?


Starring: Brad Slaight

Country: United States

Let the Blood Run Free

Starring: Jean Kittson, Brian Nankervis, Helen Knight, David Swann

Country: Australia

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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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Answers with Bayless Conley

Starring: Bayless Conley, Janet Conley

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 29 August 1990 ?

  • The first day of Thoth - which is the first day of the Egyptian calendar. Thoth is the Ibis-headed god of knowledge.
  • Slovakia - Slovak National Uprising Day (1944, against the Nazis)
  • Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholic Church commemorate the beheading of John the Baptist with a feast day
  • 1997 - Judgment Day, from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Official Yakiniku Day in Japan as proclaimed by the All Japan Yakiniku Association.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Sandy: Dog in the play Annie, dies at 16.
  • C-5 transport plane crashes at Ramstein AFB, Germany, killing 13
  • Saddam Hussein declares America can't beat Iraq.
  • American C-5 transport plane crashes at Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, killing 13.

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

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: War in the Gulf? -- Aug. 27, 1990
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.9240
  • EW: Entertainment Weekly: no.28


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

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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The Burden Of Proof

By: Scott Turow

Turow's acclaimed second novel, which topped international bestseller lists, is now available in trade paperback. Sandy Stern, the brilliant defense attorney from Presumed Innocent, faces an event so emotionally shattering that

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An Inconvenient Woman

By: Dominick Dunne

Jules Mendelson is wealthy. Astronomically so. He and his wife lead the kind of charity-giving, art-filled, high-society life for which each has been carefully groomed.

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By: Rosamunde Pilcher

A place you will never forgetRosamunde Pilcher's Scotland...where the fields flourish with greenery, the bills bloom with purple, and the lochs glitter with the bright blue of the sky.A

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Altered Destiny

Platform: DOS, Amiga

Genre: Graphic adventure game

Publisher: Accolade

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Test Drive III: The Passion

Platform: DOS

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Accolade

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Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kun

Platform: Famicom, Mobile Phone

Genre: Platform

Publisher: Konami

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DuckTales: The Quest for Gold

DuckTales: The Quest for Gold

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, Windows, Mac OS 8

Genre: Action, Platform game

Publisher: Walt Disney Computer Software


Platform: Super Famicom, Game Boy

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Yanoman Corporation

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