Wednesday October 17, 1990

US date format: 10/17/1990, UK date format: 17/10/1990

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 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 Bianca Bree and Marius Copil. In that special week of October people in US were listening to I Don't Have The Heart by James Ingram. In UK Show Me Heaven by Maria McKee was in the top 5 hits. My Mother's Castle, directed by Yves Robert, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990 while The General In His Labyrinth by Gabriel Garcia Marquez was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Coasting. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse or Captive.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • R.C. Saints - Saint Ignatius of Antioch; translation of Saint Audrey (�thelthryth); Saint Richard Gwyn
  • United States - Black Poetry Day
  • UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • French Republican Calendar - Aubergine (Eggplant) Day, twenty-sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
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Events

  • Jackie Mason - Brand New opens at Neil Simon NYC for 216 performances

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Movies

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My Mother's Castle

My Mother's Castle

Directed by: Yves Robert

Starring: Julien Ciamaca, Philippe Caubère, Nathalie Roussel, Didier Pain

The Sheltering Sky

The Sheltering Sky

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Starring: Debra Winger, John Malkovich, Campbell Scott, Jill Bennett

Country: United States of America

Sibling Rivalry

Sibling Rivalry

Directed by: Carl Reiner

Starring: Kirstie Alley, Bill Pullman, Carrie Fisher, Jami Gertz

Soultaker

Soultaker

Directed by: Michael Rissi

Starring: Joe Estevez, Vivian Schilling, Gregg Thomsen, Robert Z'Dar

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

TV Series

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Coasting

Coasting

Directed by: Michael P. Noens

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

Days to next October 17

If October 17, 1990 is your birthday you're 29 years, 11 months, 14 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 16 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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The General In His Labyrinth by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The General In His Labyrinth

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General Simon Bolivar, “the Liberator” of five South American countries, takes a last melancholy journey down the Magdalena River, revisiting cities along its shores, and reliving the triumphs, passions, and betrayals

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

You Just Don'T Understand by Deborah Tannen

You Just Don'T Understand

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Women and men live in different worlds...made of different words.Spending nearly four years on the New York Times bestseller list, including eight months at number one, You Just Don't Understand is

The Women In His Life by Barbara Taylor Bradford

The Women In His Life

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Billionaire tycoon and corporate robber baron Maximillian West is a man surrounded by myth. Blessed with devastating charm and charisma, he strikes fear into the heart of business leaders—and no woman

Every Spy A Prince by Dan Raviv and Yossi Melman

Every Spy A Prince

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The first comprehensive and balanced account of the most controversial and well-known espionage organization in the world, taking readers through the complex web of politics and personal ambition that led to

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Battle Pingpong

Battle Pingpong

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: Quest

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse

Platform: Sega Genesis, Master System, Game Gear, Sega Saturn

Genre: Platforming

Publisher: Sega

PGA Tour

PGA Tour

Genre: Sports, Golf

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Arlington Horse Racing

Arlington Horse Racing

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Horse racing

Publisher: Strata

Captive

Captive

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, PC (DOS)

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Mindscape

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 17, 1990?

On October 17, 1990 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is October 17, 1990?

On October 17, 1990 the zodiac sign was Libra.

Who was the US President on October 17, 1990?

On October 17, 1990 the US President was George H. W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 17, 1990?

On October 17, 1990 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on October 17, 1990?

On October 17, 1990 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on October 17, 1990?

On October 17, 1990 several famous people were born including, Bianca Bree, Marius Copil, Paolo Campinoti.

Which famous people died on October 17, 1990?

Famous people died on October 17, 1990 include, Ralph Abernathy.

What was the number one song in October 17, 1990?

The number one song in the week of October 17, 1990 was I Don't Have The Heart by James Ingram in US and Show Me Heaven by Maria McKee in UK.

What were the top hits on October 17, 1990?

The top hits on October 17, 1990 were I Don't Have The Heart by James Ingram, Black Cat by Janet Jackson, Praying For Time by George Michael in US and Show Me Heaven by Maria McKee, A Little Time by The Beautiful South, Blue Velvet by Bobby Vinton in UK.


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