Tuesday May 08, 1990

US date format: 5/8/1990, UK date format: 8/5/1990

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Marcel Cunningham and Kemba Walker. 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. King of New York, directed by Abel Ferrara, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990 while Legacies by Bette Bao Lord was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Jeeves and Wooster. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Cyber-Lip or Dirty Harry.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saints Wiro, Plechelmus and Otger
  • Saint Macharius of Ghent (died 1012)
  • Parents' Day in South Korea
  • Iris feast of the Region of Brussels capital (in Belgium)
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Events

  • Cuyahoga County voters approve sin tax to build Cleveland Gateway.

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Movies

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King of New York

King of New York

Directed by: Abel Ferrara

Starring: Christopher Walken, David Caruso, Laurence Fishburne, Victor Argo

Country: United States of America

Bird on a Wire

Bird on a Wire

Directed by: John Badham

Starring: Mel Gibson, Goldie Hawn, David Carradine, Bill Duke

Country: United States of America

The Main Event

The Main Event

Directed by: Howard Zieff

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Paul Sand, Whitman Mayo

Chicago Joe and the Showgirl

Chicago Joe and the Showgirl

Directed by: Bernard Rose

Starring: Emily Lloyd, Kiefer Sutherland, John Lahr, Liz Fraser

Far Out Man

Far Out Man

Directed by: Tommy Chong

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

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

Answers with Bayless Conley

Answers with Bayless Conley

Starring: Bayless Conley, Janet Conley

Country: United States of America

Alcanzar una estrella

Alcanzar una estrella

Days to next May 08

If May 08, 1990 is your birthday you're 30 years, 4 months, 11 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 19 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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Dragon by Clive Cussler

Dragon

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Clive Cussler, author of over twenty consecutive New York Times bestsellers, brings back beloved hero Dirk Pitt in this electrifying, edge-of-your-seat thriller.Japan,

Barbarians At The Gate by Bryan  Burrough and John Helyar

Barbarians At The Gate

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“One of the finest, most compelling accounts of what happened to corporate America and Wall Street in the 1980’s.”—New York Times Book ReviewA #1 New York Times bestseller and arguably the

In The Arena by Richard Nixon

In The Arena

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Former U.S. President Richard Nixon candidly reflects on his career and discusses such topics as the U.S.S.R., Gorbachev, secrecy, Watergate, and more.

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

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

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cyber Core

Cyber Core

Platform: TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine Sharp X68000

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: IGS

Double Dungeons

Double Dungeons

Platform: TurboGrafx-16, Virtual Console

Genre: RPG

Publisher: NEC

Conquest of the Crystal Palace

Conquest of the Crystal Palace

Platform: NES

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: Asmik Corporation of America (J:COM)

Cyber-Lip

Cyber-Lip

Platform: Arcade, Neo-Geo

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: SNK Corporation

Dirty Harry

Dirty Harry

Platform: NES

Genre: Action

Publisher: Mindscape


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