Saturday February 17, 1990

US date format: 2/17/1990, UK date format: 17/2/1990

It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius (see birth chart on February 17, 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 Marianne St-Gelais . 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. La Femme Nikita, directed by Luc Besson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990 while Wonderful Life by Stephen Jay Gould was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Aerolina. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Battle Command or Cyber-Lip.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Evermodus
  • Saint Alexis Falconieri (d. 1310)
  • Saint Seven Founders of the Servites
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day.
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Movies

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La Femme Nikita

La Femme Nikita

Directed by: Luc Besson

Starring: Anne Parillaud, Marc Duret, Patrick Fontana, Alain Lathière

Country: United States of America

A Tale of Springtime

A Tale of Springtime

Directed by: Éric Rohmer

Starring: Anne Teyssèdre, Hugues Quester, Florence Darel, Eloïse Bennett

Rockula

Rockula

Directed by: Luca Bercovici

Starring: Dean Cameron, Toni Basil, Thomas Dolby, Tawny Fere

Angel Town

Angel Town

Directed by: Eric Karson

Starring: Olivier Gruner, Peter Kwong, Theresa Saldana, Frank Aragon

Spontaneous Combustion

Spontaneous Combustion

Directed by: Tobe Hooper

Starring: Brad Dourif, Cynthia Bain, Jon Cypher, William Prince

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

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Wonderful Life by Stephen Jay Gould

Wonderful Life

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"[An] extraordinary book. . . . Mr. Gould is an exceptional combination of scientist and science writer. . . . He is thus exceptionally well placed to tell these stories, and

The Second World War by John Keegan

The Second World War

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Praised as “the best military historian of our generation” by Tom Clancy, John Keegan here reconsiders his masterful study of World War II, The Second World War, with a new foreword.

White Ninja by Eric V. Lustbader

White Ninja

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Thrust into a world of lies and treachery, adventurer Tori Nunn must face her deadliest enemies, aided only by her chief rival.

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.

From Beirut To Jerusalem by Thomas L. Friedman

From Beirut To Jerusalem

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"If you're only going to read one book on the Middle East, this is it."---Seymour M. HershOne of the most thought-provoking books ever written about the Middle East, From Beirut to

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Battle Command

Battle Command

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Commodore Amiga, MS-DOS, Sinclair Spectrum

Genre: Vehicle simulation game

Publisher: Ocean Software

Elemental Master

Elemental Master

Platform: Sega Mega Drive/Genesis

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers: The Adventures in Nimnul's Castle

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers: The Adventures in Nimnul's Castle

Platform: DOS

Genre: Action

Publisher: Disney Computer Software Hi Tech Expressions

Darkspyre

Darkspyre

Platform: Amiga, DOS

Cyber-Lip

Cyber-Lip

Platform: Arcade, Neo-Geo

Genre: Run and gun

Publisher: SNK Corporation


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