Friday May 04, 1990

US date format: 5/4/1990, UK date format: 4/5/1990

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 4, 1990). The US president was George H. W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Ignacio Camacho and Andrea Torres. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O'Connor. In UK Killer by Adamski was in the top 5 hits. Far Out Man, directed by Tommy Chong, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990 while Masquerade by Janet Dailey was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Jeeves and Wooster. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Final Zone (FZ Senki Axis -- Japanese title) or Arlington Horse Racing.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Star Wars day, "May the 4th be with you" pun on "May the force be with you"
  • Republic of China - Literary Day (???, commemorating May Fourth Movement).
  • International Firefighters' Day.
  • Saint Ladislaus of Gielnow
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Events

  • Angela Bowie reveals that ex husband David slept with Mick Jagger
  • Pakistan beats Australia by 36 runs to win Austral-Asia Cup, Sharjah.
  • Latvia proclaims the renewal of its independence after the Soviet occupation.
  • Cold War: Latvia declares independence from the Soviet Union.
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Movies

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Far Out Man

Far Out Man

Directed by: Tommy Chong

Starring: Tommy Chong, C. Thomas Howell, Rae Dawn Chong, Shelby Chong

Any Man's Death

Any Man's Death

Directed by: Tom Clegg

Starring: John Savage, William Hickey, Mia Sara, Michael Lerner

Swarg

Swarg

Directed by: David Dhawan

Starring: Rajesh Khanna, Govinda, Madhavi, Juhi Chawla

Short Time

Short Time

Directed by: Gregg Champion

Starring: Dabney Coleman, Matt Frewer, Teri Garr, Barry Corbin

Begotten

Begotten

Directed by: E. Elias Merhige

Starring: Brian Salzberg, Donna Dempsey, Stephen Charles Barry, James Gandia

TV Series

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Jeeves and Wooster

Jeeves and Wooster

Starring: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Gossip

Gossip

Directed by: Davis Guggenheim

Opportunity Knocks

Opportunity Knocks

Directed by: Donald Petrie

A Kind of Magic

A Kind of Magic

Celebration: Madchester - Sound of the North

Celebration: Madchester - Sound of the North

Days to next May 04

If May 04, 1990 is your birthday you're 30 years, 4 months, 17 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 13 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Masquerade by Janet Dailey

Masquerade

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The story of a determined, courageous and intelligent woman, Remy Jardin, who must unravel the mystery behind an accident involving her family's shipping company or risk losing the man she loves

Head First by Norman Cousins

Head First

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"An eloquent plea for two needed emphases: more humane doctor-patient relations, and greater patient involvement in the struggle with disease."—Melvin

Clear And Present Danger by Tom Clancy

Clear And Present Danger

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THIS BOOK IS NOT AUTOGRAPHED!!!! The controversial bestseller from Tom Clancy, the all-time master of the techno-thriller. CIA Deputy Director Jack Ryan joins the war on drugs.

Megatrends 2000 by John Naisbitt and  Patricia Aburdene

Megatrends 2000

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Offering predictions and modern "soothsayings" for the 1990s and onwards, this book attempts to chart the changes to come, in politics, religion, advertising and culture.

Bitter Sweet by LaVyrle Spencer

Bitter Sweet

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Final Zone (FZ Senki Axis -- Japanese title)

Final Zone (FZ Senki Axis -- Japanese title)

Platform: Sega Genesis, Sharp X68000

Genre: Isometric scrolling shooter

Publisher: Wolf Team Renovation Products (US Genesis), Telenet Japan (Japan Mega Drive)

Dizzy Panic!

Dizzy Panic!

Platform: Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Codemasters

Cyber-Lip

Cyber-Lip

Platform: Arcade, Neo-Geo

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: SNK Corporation

Arlington Horse Racing

Arlington Horse Racing

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Horse racing

Publisher: Strata

Atomix

Atomix

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

Genre: Tile-based transport puzzle

Publisher: Thalion Software


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