Wednesday April 18, 1990

US date format: 4/18/1990, UK date format: 18/4/1990

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 18, 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 Britt Robertson and Cigar . In that special week of April people in US were listening to Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O'Connor. In UK Vogue by Madonna was in the top 5 hits. Q & A, directed by Sidney Lumet, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990 while What I Saw At The Revolution by Peggy Noonan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Jeeves and Wooster. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dead Heat Scramble or Dr. Mario.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Werner (d. 1287)
  • Saint Galdino (d. 1176)
  • Saint Perfecto (d. 850)
  • Saint Agia (Aya) (d. 707)
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Events

  • Birmingham Fire issued an original franchise in the WLAF.
  • Bankruptcy court forces Frank Lorenzo to give up Eastern Airlines.
  • US Supreme Court rules that states could make it a crime to possess or look at child pornography, even in one's home.

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Movies

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Q & A

Q & A

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Nick Nolte, Timothy Hutton, Armand Assante, Patrick O'Neal

The Guardian

The Guardian

Directed by: William Friedkin

Starring: Jenny Seagrove, Dwier Brown, Carey Lowell, Brad Hall

Spaced Invaders

Spaced Invaders

Directed by: Patrick Read Johnson

Starring: Douglas Barr, Royal Dano, Ariana Richards, J.J. Anderson

Bad Jim

Bad Jim

Directed by: Clyde Ware

Starring: James Brolin, Richard Roundtree, John Clark Gable, Harry Carey Jr.

Miami Blues

Miami Blues

Directed by: George Armitage

Starring: Fred Ward, Alec Baldwin, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Cecilia Pérez-Cervera

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

Aerolina

Aerolina

Flashback

Flashback

Directed by: Franco Amurri

Days to next April 18

If April 18, 1990 is your birthday you're 30 years, 5 months, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 6 months, 30 days.
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Books

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Means Of Ascent by Robert A. Caro

Means Of Ascent

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Robert A. Caro's life of Lyndon Johnson, which began with the greatly acclaimed The Path to Power, also winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, continues -- one of the

What I Saw At The Revolution by Peggy  Noonan

What I Saw At The Revolution

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On the hundredth anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birth comes the twentieth-anniversary edition of Peggy Noonan’s critically acclaimed bestseller What I Saw at the Revolution, for which she provides a new Preface

A Brief History Of Time by Stephen W. Hawking

A Brief History Of Time

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Stephen Hawking has earned a reputation as the most brilliant theoretical physicist since Einstein. In this landmark volume, Professor Hawking shares his blazing intellect with nonscientists everywhere, guiding us expertly to

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.

Liar'S Poker by Michael Lewis

Liar'S Poker

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The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Bio-ship Paladin

Bio-ship Paladin

Platform: Arcade Game, Sega Mega Drive

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: UPL

Cratermaze

Cratermaze

Platform: TurboGrafx-16, Virtual Console

Genre: Action

Publisher: Hudson Soft

Dead Heat Scramble

Dead Heat Scramble

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Arcade racing

Baseball Stars Professional

Baseball Stars Professional

Platform: Arcade, Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD

Genre: Sports game

Publisher: SNK Corporation

Dr. Mario

Dr. Mario

Platform: NES, Nintendo VS. System, PlayChoice-10, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: Nintendo


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