Thursday 2 August 1990
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Skylar Diggins and Cameron Hurley.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to Vision Of Love by Mariah Carey.
In UK Sacrifice / Healing Hands by Elton John was in the top 5 hits.
Problem Child, directed by Dennis Dugan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990
while The Burden Of Proof by Scott Turow was one of the best selling books.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Battletech: The Crescent Hawks' Revenge or Dragon Saber.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 2 August 1990 ?
- St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
- St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
- St. Stephen
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
- Feast day of Ilya the Prophet in Russian Orthodox Church
- Bulgaria/Republic of Macedonia - Ilinden (St. Ilya Day), a day of remembrance of the Ilinden Uprising
- Costa Rica - Our Lady of the Angels
- Day of airborne forces in Russia
- Skylar Diggins: American basketball player.
- Cameron Hurley: Guitarist.
- Ima Bohush: Belarusian tennis player.
- Iraq invades and occupies Kuwait, Emir flees to Saudi Arabia
- Yankees rookie Kevin Maas hits his 10th home run in just 77 at bats
- US President signs executive order banning importation of ancient coins and antiquities from Iraq.
- President of Pakistan Ghulam Ishaq Khan dismisses Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto, accusing her of corruption and abuse of power.
- The South African government and ANC begin talks on ending Apartheid in South Africa.
- Prime Minister of India V. P. Singh announces plan to reserve 49% of civil service jobs for lower-caste Hindus. The plan triggers riots, leaving at least 70 dead by September.
- The government of Peru announces an austerity plan that results in huge increases in the price of food and gasoline. the plan sets off days of rioting and a national stricke on August 21.
- A passenger bus, moving by the route ampquotTbilisi-Agdamampquot is blown up, 20 people died and 30 were injured. Organizers of the crime, Armenians A. Avanesian and M. Tatevosian, were brought to criminal trial.ampref name=ampquotsupremecourt.gov.azampquot/amp
- In South Africa, fighting breaks out between the Xhosa people and the Zulu people more than 500 people are killed by the end of August.
- ampquotSueampquot, the best preserved ''Tyrannosaurus rex'' specimen ever found, is discovered near Faith, South Dakota.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1990 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Mariah Carey - Vision Of Love
- Billy Idol - Cradle Of Love
- Johnny Gill - Rub You The Right Way
- Snap! - The Power
- Glenn Medeiros - She Ain't Worth It
- Tyler Collins - Girls Nite Out
- Michael Bolton - When I'm Back On My Feet Again
- Sweet Sensation - If Wishes Came True
- En Vogue - Hold On
- Poison - Unskinny Bop
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