Monday October 08, 1990

US date format: 10/8/1990, UK date format: 8/10/1990

It was Monday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Anna Hausburg and Luanna Perez-Garreaud. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Praying For Time by George Michael. In UK Show Me Heaven by Maria McKee was in the top 5 hits. Dances with Wolves, directed by Kevin Costner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990 while Memories of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Going Places. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Awesome or Disney's Cartoon Arcade.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • French Republican Calendar - Citrouille (Pumpkin) Day, seventeenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Also see October 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bolivia - reportedly, Che Guevara is honoured on this day at which he was captured in La Higuera, as San Ernesto, answering prayers for rain.
  • Wales and Cornwall - Saint Keyne
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Events

  • 24th Country Music Association Award: George Strait wins
  • Israeli police kill 17 Palestinian rioters
  • US doctors Joseph E Murray and E Donnall Thomas win Nobel Prize.
  • Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: In Jerusalem, Israeli police kill 17 Palestinians and wound over 100 near the Dome of the Rock mosque on the Temple Mount.

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Movies

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Dances with Wolves

Dances with Wolves

Directed by: Kevin Costner

Starring: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant

Country: United States of America

Avalon

Avalon

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Starring: Aidan Quinn, Elizabeth Perkins, Leo Fuchs, Eve Gordon

Night of the Living Dead

Night of the Living Dead

Directed by: Tom Savini

Starring: Tony Todd, Patricia Tallman, Tom Towles, McKee Anderson

Country: United States of America

Quigley Down Under

Quigley Down Under

Directed by: Simon Wincer

Starring: Tom Selleck, Laura San Giacomo, Alan Rickman, Chris Haywood

White Palace

White Palace

Directed by: Luis Mandoki

Starring: Susan Sarandon, James Spader, Jason Alexander, Kathy Bates

Sport Games on October 08, 1990

Sport Games on October 08, 1990


NFL

American Football
  • Cleveland Browns - Denver Broncos : 30 - 29
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TV Series

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Going Places

Going Places

Directed by: Aaron Mostow

Parenthood

Parenthood

Directed by: Ron Howard

The Last Laugh

The Last Laugh

Directed by: Kenny Young

Swamp Thing

Swamp Thing

Directed by: Wes Craven

Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here

Directed by: Kieran Darcy-Smith

Days to next October 08

If October 08, 1990 is your birthday you're 29 years, 11 months, 12 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 18 days.
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Books

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Memories of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon

Memories of Midnight

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In THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT, they played the ultimate game of love, lust, and death.Now, in MEMORIES OF MIDNIGHT, the survivors meet to play one last time...Shadowed

Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut

Hocus Pocus

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From the author of Timequake, this "irresistible" novel (Cleveland Plain Dealer) tells the story of Eugene Debs Hartke-Vietnam veteran, jazz pianist, college professor, and prognosticator of the apocalypse.

Looking For A Ship by John McPhee

Looking For A Ship

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This is an extraordinary tale of life aboard what may be one of the last American merchant ships. As the story begins, Andy Chase, who holds a license as a second

By Way Of Deception by Victor Ostrovsky and Claire Hoy

By Way Of Deception

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The # 1 New York Times best seller the Israeli foreign intelligence agency The Mossad tried to ban. The making of a Mossad officer is the true story of an officer

Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

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Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is the perfect send-off for grads—from nursery school, high school, college, and beyond! From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly …

Videogames

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Awesome

Awesome

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, FM Towns

Genre: Action, Strategy

Publisher: Psygnosis

Cutie Suzuki no Ringside Angel

Cutie Suzuki no Ringside Angel

Platform: Mega Drive

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Asmik Corporation

Devil's Crush

Devil's Crush

Platform: TurboGrafx-16, Sega Genesis, Virtual Console, PlayStation Network

Genre: video pinball simulation

Publisher: NEC (PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16) Tengen (Genesis) Technosoft (Mega Drive)

Disney's Cartoon Arcade

Disney's Cartoon Arcade

Platform: View-Master Interactive Vision

Genre: Minigames

Publisher: View-Master

Challenge of the Dragon

Challenge of the Dragon

Platform: NES

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Color Dreams


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