Saturday October 20, 1990

US date format: 10/20/1990, UK date format: 20/10/1990

It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra (see birth chart on October 20, 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 Galadriel Stineman and Ciara Renee. 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 Dexterity Funny Field or Double Dare.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Bah�'f Faith - Holy Day - the B�b
  • French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire

Events

  • 3 members of 2 Live Crew acquitted on obsenity charges in Florida
  • Brian Jewell, teenager in New Jersey, dies of accidental hanging while playing the part of a hanged man for a "haunted hayride".
  • Cincinnati Reds sweep Oakland Athletics in four games in the 87th World Series.
  • Antiwar protest marches begin in 20 US cities (US-Iraq).
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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 20

If October 20, 1990 is your birthday you're 29 years, 9 months, 25 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 2 months, 6 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?

Dynowarz: Destruction of Spondylus

Dynowarz: Destruction of Spondylus

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System/NES

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Bandai

Dexterity Funny Field

Dexterity Funny Field

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: SNK

Double Dare

Double Dare

Platform: DOS, NES

Genre: Game show

Publisher: GameTek

Final Fantasy Legend II

Final Fantasy Legend II

Platform: Game Boy, Nintendo DS

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: Square (GB) Sunsoft (GB re-release)[1] Square Enix (DS)

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


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