Thursday May 17, 1990

US date format: 5/17/1990, UK date format: 17/5/1990

It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Leven Rambin and Clémence Calvin. In that special week of May people in US were listening to Vogue by Madonna. In UK Killer by Adamski was in the top 5 hits. Back to the Future Part III, directed by Robert Zemeckis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990 while Bright Star by Harold Coyle was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Jeeves and Wooster. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Balloon Kid or Exodus: Journey to the Promised Land.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
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Events

  • Dow Jones Average hits a record 2,831.71
  • European court rules pension rights for both men and women.
  • WIBC Bowling Queens won by Patty Ann.
  • The General Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) eliminates homosexuality from the list of psychiatric diseases.
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Movies

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Back to the Future Part III

Back to the Future Part III

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen, Thomas F. Wilson

Country: United States of America

The Witches

The Witches

Directed by: Nicolas Roeg

Starring: Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher, Rowan Atkinson

Country: United States of America

Fire Birds

Fire Birds

Directed by: David Green

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Tommy Lee Jones, Sean Young, Bryan Kestner

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

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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

Bashti i sinove

Bashti i sinove

Kappatoo

Kappatoo

Days to next May 17

If May 17, 1990 is your birthday you're 30 years, 4 months, 8 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 22 days.
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Books

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Bright Star by Harold Coyle

Bright Star

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A tense, bitter Middle East truce two years after the Soviets and the U.S. stopped shooting in Iran...A covert war in the Sudan and Ethiopia.

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

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.

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,

Men At Work by George F. Will

Men At Work

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In his classic tribute to America's pastime—now with a new introduction—political commentator, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and lifelong sports enthusiast George F.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

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)

Balloon Kid

Balloon Kid

Platform: Game Boy, Family Computer, Game Boy Color, 3DS Virtual Console

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Nintendo Character Soft (Hello Kitty World)

Dragon's Gate

Dragon's Gate

Platform: Platform independent

Genre: Fantasy MUD

Publisher: GEnie, AOL, Mythic Realms, independent

Alien Storm

Alien Storm

Platform: Arcade, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Sega Master System, Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Virtual Console, Cloud (OnLive)

Genre: Beat 'em up

Publisher: Sega

Exodus: Journey to the Promised Land

Exodus: Journey to the Promised Land

Platform: NES, Sega Mega Drive, Game Boy, MS-DOS PC

Genre: Puzzle/Christian

Publisher: Wisdom Tree


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