Thursday February 08, 1990

US date format: 2/8/1990, UK date format: 8/2/1990

It was Thursday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 8, 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 Klay Thompson and Bethany Hamilton. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Opposites Attract by Paula Abdul. In UK Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O'Connor was in the top 5 hits. Nightbreed, directed by Clive Barker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990 while All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Aerolina. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bonanza Bros. or Challenge of the Ancient Empires!.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Nirvana Day - an annual Buddhist festival.
  • Saint Jerome Emiliani.
  • Saint Juventius
  • Saint Mengold of Huy
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Events

  • 60 Minutes commentator Andy Rooney suspended by CBS for racial remarks attributed to him by a gay magazine
  • David Hares Racing Demon, premieres in London

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Movies

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Nightbreed

Nightbreed

Directed by: Clive Barker

Starring: Craig Sheffer, David Cronenberg, Anne Bobby, Charles Haid

Revenge

Revenge

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Kevin Costner, Anthony Quinn, Madeleine Stowe, Tomas Milian

Country: United States of America

Moon 44

Moon 44

Directed by: Roland Emmerich

Starring: Michael Paré, Lisa Eichhorn, Dean Devlin, Brian Thompson

Stanley & Iris

Stanley & Iris

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Jane Fonda, Robert De Niro, Swoosie Kurtz, Martha Plimpton

Hard to Kill

Hard to Kill

Directed by: Bruce Malmuth

Starring: Steven Seagal, Kelly LeBrock, William Sadler, Frederick Coffin

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Aerolina

Aerolina

Flashback

Flashback

Directed by: Franco Amurri

Hotel Paradies

Hotel Paradies

The Simpsons

The Simpsons

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Starring: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Country: United States of America

Mr. Bean

Mr. Bean

Starring: Rowan Atkinson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Days to next February 08

If February 08, 1990 is your birthday you're 30 years, 7 months, 13 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 4 months, 18 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten

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Twenty-five years ago, Robert Fulghum published a simple credo—a credo that became the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.

Foucault'S Pendulum by Umberto Eco

Foucault'S Pendulum

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Bored with their work, three Milanese editors cook up "the Plan," a hoax that connects the medieval Knights Templar with other occult groups from ancient to modern times.

Devices And Desires by P. D. James

Devices And Desires

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National Bestseller Featuring the famous Commander Adam Dalgliesh, Devices and Desires is a thrilling and insightfully crafted novel of fallible people caught in a net of secrets, ambitions,

Liar'S Poker by Michael Lewis

Liar'S Poker

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The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he

The Great And Secret Show by Clive Barker

The Great And Secret Show

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In the little town of Palomo Grove, two great armies are amassing; forces shaped from the hearts and souls of America.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Apocalypse

Apocalypse

Platform: Acorn Archimedes (RISC OS)

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: The Fourth Dimension

Bonanza Bros.

Bonanza Bros.

Platform: Arcade, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Commodore Amiga, Virtual Console, Sega Master System, TurboGrafx-CD, Sega Mega Drive, Sharp X68000, Windows (Steam), ZX Spectrum, PlayStation 2, Cloud (OnL

Genre: PlatformerStealth

Publisher: Sega (Arcade/consoles) U.S. Gold (Home Computers)

Challenge of the Ancient Empires!

Challenge of the Ancient Empires!

Platform: DOS, Macintosh

Genre: Educational/Adventure

Publisher: The Learning Company

Earth Shaker

Earth Shaker

Platform: ZX Spectrum 48k

Genre: Maze game

Publisher: Your Sinclair

Drop Off

Drop Off

Platform: TurboGrafx-16, Virtual Console

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Hudson Soft


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