Wednesday August 15, 1990

US date format: 8/15/1990, UK date format: 15/8/1990

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 15, 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 Jennifer Lawrence and Nathalia Kaur. In that special week of August people in US were listening to Vision Of Love by Mariah Carey. In UK Turtle Power by Partners In Kryme was in the top 5 hits. After Dark, My Sweet, directed by James Foley, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990 while Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Parenthood. If you liked videogames you were probably playing PGA Tour or Amida (video game).
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
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Events

  • 51st PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player
  • Mark McGwire is 1st to hit 30 HRs in each of his 1st 4 seasons
  • Phils Terry Mulholland no-hits Giants 6-0 (8th no hitter of 1990)

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Famous Deaths

  • : Actress (Missile to the Moon), dies of...
  • : Russian singer-songwriter and guitarist...

Movies

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After Dark, My Sweet

After Dark, My Sweet

Directed by: James Foley

Starring: Jason Patric, Rachel Ward, Bruce Dern, Rocky Giordani

Darkman

Darkman

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Starring: Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Colin Friels, Larry Drake

Country: United States of America

Nuit d'été en ville

Nuit d'été en ville

Directed by: Michel Deville

Starring: Jean-Hugues Anglade, Marie Trintignant

Flatliners

Flatliners

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts, William Baldwin

Country: United States of America

Air America

Air America

Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode

Starring: Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Nancy Travis, Ken Jenkins

TV Series

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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

Let the Blood Run Free

Let the Blood Run Free

Starring: Jean Kittson, Brian Nankervis, Helen Knight, David Swann

Country: Australia

Days to next August 15

If August 15, 1990 is your birthday you're 29 years, 11 months, 29 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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 …

The Stand by Stephen King

The Stand

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Stephen King’s apocalyptic vision of a world blasted by plague and tangled in an elemental struggle between good and evil remains as riveting and eerily plausible as when it was first published. A

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.

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.

An Inconvenient Woman by Dominick Dunne

An Inconvenient Woman

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Jules Mendelson is wealthy. Astronomically so. He and his wife lead the kind of charity-giving, art-filled, high-society life for which each has been carefully groomed.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Chocks Away

Chocks Away

Platform: Acorn Archimedes (RISC OS)

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: The Fourth Dimension

PGA Tour

PGA Tour

Genre: Sports, Golf

Publisher: Electronic Arts

After Burst

After Burst

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Action

Publisher: NCS

Amida (video game)

Amida (video game)

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Coconuts Japan

Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday

Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday

Platform: Amiga, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, Sega Genesis

Genre: Role-playing video game, Tactical RPG

Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.


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