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The 90's Datebook for February 23

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In 1990, On “Perfect Strangers” itʹs a case of “how to succeed in business” without necessarily knowing English, as wide eyed ex-sheepherder Balki Bartokomous is whisked from the mailroom to the top of the corporate ladder after a corporate restructuring of the “Chicago Chronicle” where he and his cousin Larry Appleton work. But in a shocking twist rarely seen on television sitcoms, Larry discovers his relative is the victim of a cruel joke and has been promoted only so the newspaper can prove it has minorities in positions of power.

In 1990, “Blue Sky Mining” album by Midnight Oil was released

In 1991, North Carolina becomes the first team in NCAA basketball history to win 1,500 games with a 73-57 victory over Clemson.

In 1991, On the cover of TV Guide: “Roseanne, TVʹs War Stars, Mr. Rogers”. Other Articles: Elizabeth Montgomery, Roseanne

In 1991, R.C., “Iʹve Been Waiting For You” by Guys Next Door peaked at #42 on the pop singles chart; copying New Kids On The Block bombed on the charts.

In 1992, Anthrax make their TV debut, playing themselves on “Married…With Children.”

In 1992, “I Witness Video” TV Reality Series debut on NBC.

In 1993, It was announced that the new host of PBSʹs Masterpiece Theater was New York Times columnist and best-selling humorist Russell Baker. He replaced Alistair Cooke, who retired after 22 years.

In 1993, Mick Fleetwood said a new Fleetwood Mac album was in the works…but that Stevie Nicks had left the group.

In 1996, “Late Night with Conan OʹBrien” ends “Time Travel Week” with a trip to the future, only to learn that theyʹve landed on the “PLANET OF THE TELEPATHIC BABY CHICKS!!!” (Donʹt ask.)

In 1997, NBC TV shows “Schindlerʹs List,” completely uncensored, 65 million people watch. Sorry Valerie Bertinelli!

In 1997, Scientists in Scotland announced they had succeeded in cloning an adult mammal, producing a lamb named Dolly. (Dolly, however, was later put down after a short life marred by premature aging and disease.)

In 1997, The miniseries “Night Sins” starring Valerie Bertinelli aired this night and again two nights later on CBS. (is this becoming This Day in Valerie Bertinelli History with all those VAL entries here? Seems like Val is doing something all the time anyway)

In 1998, Tom Selleck starred in the TV sitcom “The Closer” debuting on CBS…but was closed shortly afterwards due to low ratings. Some television guide listings mocked the show by omitting the first letter of the show so that it spells out “Loser.”

In 1999, “Believe” single by Cher was certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA

In 1999, “What The Hell Happened To Me?” album by Adam Sandler was certified Multi Platinum 2.00 by the RIAA

In 1999, “Whatʹs Your Name” album by Adam Sandler was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1990, "Mountains of the Moon" was released by TriStar Pictures / Carolco Pictures; Bob Rafelson (director/screenplay); William Harrison (screenplay); Patrick Bergin, Iain Glen, Richard E. Grant, Fiona Shaw, John Savident, James Villiers, Adrian Rawlins, Peter Vaughan, Delroy Lindo, Bernard Hill, Matthew Marsh, Richard Caldicot, Christopher Fulford, Garry Cooper, Roshan Seth, Omar Sharif, Paul Onsongo, Bheki Tonto Ngema, Martin Okello; Adventure, Drama; Live Action

In 1990, "Nightbreed" was released by 20th Century Fox / Morgan Creek Productions; Clive Barker (director/screenplay); Craig Sheffer, Anne Bobby, David Cronenberg, Charles Haid, Hugh Quarshie, Hugh Ross, Doug Bradley, Catherine Chevalier, Bob Sessions, Malcolm Smith, Oliver Parker, Debora Weston, Nicholas Vince, Simon Bamford, Kim Robertson, Nina Robertson, Christine McCorkindale, Tony Bluto, Bernard Henry; Fantasy, Horror; Live Action

In 1990, "Revenge" was released by Columbia Pictures / Rastar; Tony Scott (director); Jeffrey Alan Fiskin (screenplay); Kevin Costner, Anthony Quinn, Madeleine Stowe, Sally Kirkland, Miguel Ferrer, Tomas Milian, James Gammon, Joaquín Martínez, Jesse Corti, John Leguizamo, Joe Santos, Christofer de Oni, Karmin Murcelo; Crime, Drama, Thriller; Live Action

In 1990, "Where the Heart Is" was released by Touchstone Pictures; John Boorman (director/screenplay); Telsche Boorman (screenplay); Dabney Coleman, Uma Thurman, Joanna Cassidy, Crispin Glover, Suzy Amis, Christopher Plummer, David Hewlett, Maury Chaykin, Dylan Walsh, Sheila Kelley, Ken Pogue; Romance, Comedy; Live Action

In 1996, "Before and After" was released by Hollywood Pictures / Caravan Pictures; Barbet Schroeder (director); Ted Tally (screenplay); Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Edward Furlong, Julia Weldon, Alfred Molina, Daniel von Bargen, John Heard, Ann Magnuson, Alison Folland, Larry Pine, Kaiulani Lee; Drama; Live Action

In 1996, "Mary Reilly" was released by TriStar Pictures; Stephen Frears (director); Christopher Hampton (screenplay); Julia Roberts, John Malkovich, Michael Sheen, George Cole, Michael Gambon, Glenn Close, Kathy Staff, Bronagh Gallagher, Linda Bassett, Henry Goodman, Ciaran Hinds, Tim Barlow, Stephen Boxer, Bob Mason, Isabella Marsh, Richard Leaf, Wendy Nottingham, Ellie Crockett, Robbi Stevens, Kadamba Simmons, Evelyn Doggart, Pui Fan Lee, Mimi Potworowska, Samantha Hones, Julia Hagen; Horror; Live Action

In 1996, "Unforgettable" was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; John Dahl (director); Bill Geddie (screenplay); Ray Liotta, Linda Fiorentino, Peter Coyote, Christopher McDonald, Kim Cattrall, Kim Coates, David Paymer, William B. Davis; Thriller; Live Action

In 1996, "The Young Poisoner's Handbook" was released by C/FP Distribution; Benjamin Ross (director/screenplay); Jeff Rawle (screenplay); Hugh O'Conor, Tobias Arnold, Ruth Sheen, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Norman Caro, Charlotte Coleman, Jack Deam, Vilma Hollingbery, Frank Mills, Rupert Farley, Malcolm Sinclair, Charlie Creed-Miles, Antony Sher, Cate Fowler, Hazel Douglas, Arthur Cox, John Thomson, Simon Kunz, Tim Potter, Dorothea Alexander, Paul Stacey, Samantha Edmonds, Robert Dem, Peter Pacey, Joost Siedhoff, Dirk Robertson, John Abbott, Jean Warren, Frank Coda, Anna Kollenda, Katja Kollenda; Black Comedy, Crime, Drama; Live Action

U.S. 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1991, “All The Man That I Need” by Whitney Houston peaked at number 1 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Give It Up” by ZZ Top peaked at number 79 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously?” by Pet Shop Boys peaked at number 93 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “I Saw Red” by Warrant peaked at number 10 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “I've Been Waiting For You” by Guys Next Door peaked at number 42 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Night And Day” by Bette Midler peaked at number 62 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Sure Lookin'” by Donny Osmond peaked at number 54 on the U.S. pop singles chart.

Canada 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1991, “All This Time” by Sting peaked at number 1 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Disappear” by INXS peaked at number 17 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Don't Hold Back Your Love” by Daryl Hall And John Oates peaked at number 18 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Give It Up” by ZZ Top peaked at number 4 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Money Talks” by AC/DC peaked at number 8 on the Canada pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Waiting For Love” by Alias peaked at number 2 on the Canada pop singles chart.

Alt-Canada 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1991, “Fallen Angel” by Zahalan peaked at number 90 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Inside Out” by Traveling Wilburys peaked at number 50 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Just Another Dream” by Cathy Dennis peaked at number 20 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Let Go” by Andy Curran peaked at number 88 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Out Of A Deeper Hunger” by Gowan peaked at number 36 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Power Of Love” by Deee-Lite peaked at number 82 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Sensitivity” by Ralph Tresvant peaked at number 21 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Swear To Your Heart” by Russell Hitchcock peaked at number 81 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1991, “The First Time” by Surface peaked at number 18 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Wicked Game” by Chris Isaak peaked at number 3 on the Alt-Canada pop singles chart.

U.K. 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1991, “(I Wanna Give You) Devotion” by Nomad Featuring MC Mikee Freedom peaked at number 2 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Beautiful Love” by Julian Cope peaked at number 32 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Blue Hotel” by Chris Isaak peaked at number 17 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Don't Try To Tell Me” by Wendy And Lisa peaked at number 83 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Every Beat Of The Heart” by Railway Children peaked at number 24 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Feelin'” by The La's peaked at number 43 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Get Here” by Oleta Adams peaked at number 4 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Good Times” by Jimmy Barnes And INXS peaked at number 18 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Heal The Pain” by George Michael peaked at number 31 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “How Do You Say...Love” by Deee-Lite peaked at number 52 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “In Yer Face” by 808 State peaked at number 9 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Is It Love” by Basement Boys peaked at number 71 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Our Frank” by Morrissey peaked at number 26 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Secret” by Heart peaked at number 79 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Take A Rest” by Gang Starr peaked at number 63 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Walking On Air” by Frazier Chorus peaked at number 60 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Wrap My Body Tight” by Johnny Gill peaked at number 57 on the U.K. pop singles chart.

Australian 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1991, “Freedom! '90” by George Michael peaked at number 18 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” by C + C Music Factory Featuring Freedom Williams peaked at number 3 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Hell (You've Put Me Through)” by Stephen Cummings peaked at number 33 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1991, “I Saw Red” by Warrant peaked at number 36 on the Australian pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Woman's Gotta Have It” by Wendy Matthews peaked at number 34 on the Australian pop singles chart.

New Zealand 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1991, ✪ “Operaa House” by Malcolm McLaren And The World Famous Supreme Team Show peaked at number 4 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Anything Is Possible” by Icehouse peaked at number 30 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Don't Call Me Dude” by Scatterbrain peaked at number 43 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Games” by New Kids On The Block (as NKOTB) peaked at number 27 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Heartbreaker” by Dread Zeppelin peaked at number 40 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers peaked at number 1 on the New Zealand pop singles chart.

Netherlands 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1991, “Amazonia” by Rumba Tres peaked at number 30 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Feel Like Making Love” by Heatwave Featuring Jocelyn Brown peaked at number 45 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)/I Want You” by Robert Palmer peaked at number 27 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Recipe For Love” by Harry Connick, Jr. peaked at number 49 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Rock The Discotex” by MC Fixx It peaked at number 37 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Wicked Game” by Chris Isaak peaked at number 5 on the Netherlands pop singles chart.

Austria 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1991, “A Little Time” by The Beautiful South peaked at number 20 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1991, “All This Time” by Sting peaked at number 23 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Fantasy” by Black Box peaked at number 4 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1991, “In The Ghetto” by Mindwork peaked at number 28 on the Austria pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Play That Funky Music” by Vanilla Ice peaked at number 19 on the Austria pop singles chart.

France 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1991, “Au fur et à mesure” by Liane Foly peaked at number 22 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1991, “I Can't Stand It!” by Twenty 4 Seven Featuring Captain Hollywood peaked at number 39 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Justify My Love” by Madonna peaked at number 17 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Let's Go Crazy” by Indra peaked at number 11 on the France pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Tequila” by Latino Party peaked at number 8 on the France pop singles chart.

Norway 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1991, “Unbelievable” by EMF peaked at number 8 on the Norway pop singles chart.

Switzerland 1990s Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1991, “Fantasy” by Black Box peaked at number 26 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1991, “Play That Funky Music” by Vanilla Ice peaked at number 14 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

In 1991, “So Sad” by Gregorian peaked at number 17 on the Switzerland pop singles chart.

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