Saturday August 18, 1990

US date format: 8/18/1990, UK date format: 18/8/1990

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 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 Anna Akana and Elliot Justham. 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 Chocks Away or Captain Skyhawk.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • RC saints - Saint Helena of Constantinople,Saint Alberto Hurtado
  • Buhe in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church

Events

  • B.F. Skinner, American psychologist (Skinner Box), dies from Leukemia at age 86 (born 1904).

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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 18

If August 18, 1990 is your birthday you're 30 years, 1 month, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 22 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?

Creatures

Creatures

Platform: Commodore 64 Amiga Atari ST

Genre: Puzzle/Platform

Publisher: Thalamus Ltd

Chocks Away

Chocks Away

Platform: Acorn Archimedes (RISC OS)

Genre: Combat flight simulator

Publisher: The Fourth Dimension

Arkista's Ring

Arkista's Ring

Platform: NES

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: American Sammy

E-Motion

E-Motion

Platform: Amiga Amstrad CPC Atari ST Commodore 64 DOS ZX Spectrum Game Boy

Genre: Strategy, action, puzzle

Publisher: NA Accolade; EU U.S. Gold

Captain Skyhawk

Captain Skyhawk

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System PlayChoice-10

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: NA Milton Bradley Company; EU Rare

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on August 18, 1990?

On August 18, 1990 the day of the week was Saturday.

What zodiac sign is August 18, 1990?

On August 18, 1990 the zodiac sign was Leo.

Who was the US President on August 18, 1990?

On August 18, 1990 the US President was George H. W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on August 18, 1990?

On August 18, 1990 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on August 18, 1990?

On August 18, 1990 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on August 18, 1990?

On August 18, 1990 several famous people were born including, Anna Akana, Elliot Justham, Nicole Uysiuseng.

Which famous people died on August 18, 1990?

Famous people died on August 18, 1990 include, B F Skinner, Raf Reymen, Grethe Ingmann.

What was the number one song in August 18, 1990?

The number one song in the week of August 18, 1990 was Vision Of Love by Mariah Carey in US and Turtle Power by Partners In Kryme in UK.

What were the top hits on August 18, 1990?

The top hits on August 18, 1990 were Vision Of Love by Mariah Carey, Come Back To Me by Janet Jackson, If Wishes Came True by Sweet Sensation in US and Turtle Power by Partners In Kryme, Tom's Diner by DNA featuring Suzanne Vega, Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini by Bombalurina in UK.


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