Friday May 18, 1990

US date format: 5/18/1990, UK date format: 18/5/1990

It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus (see birth chart on May 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 Heo Ga-yoon and Luke Kleintank. 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 Double Dare or Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei II.
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Historical Events

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Events

  • Judy Carne arrested at JFK airport on an 11 year old drug warrant
  • Return To Green Acres TV movie airs
  • In France, a modified TGV train achieves a new rail world speed record of 515.3km/h (320.2 mph).
  • German reunification: East Germany and West Germany sign a treaty to emerge their economic and social systems, effective July 1.

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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

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 18

If May 18, 1990 is your birthday you're 30 years, 4 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 27 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?

Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System[1] Game Boy[2] MS-DOS

Genre: Action[1]/Adventure

Publisher: LJN (NES)[1][2] Hi Tech (DOS)

Double Dare

Double Dare

Platform: DOS, NES

Genre: Game show

Publisher: GameTek

PGA Tour

PGA Tour

Genre: Sports, Golf

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei II

Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei II

Platform: Family Computer, Super Famicom

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Namcot

Fiendish Freddy's Big Top O'Fun

Fiendish Freddy's Big Top O'Fun

Platform: Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore Amiga, Atari ST, IBM PC

Genre: Comedy sports

Publisher: Mindscape


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