Monday May 21, 1990

US date format: 5/21/1990, UK date format: 21/5/1990

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 21, 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 ASAP TyY and Scotty Leavenworth. 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 September by Rosamunde Pilcher was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Jeeves and Wooster. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Dynowarz: Destruction of Spondylus or Devil's Crush.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Constantine the Great
  • Equals-to-the-Apostles
  • Saints Constantine and Helena
  • Saint Mireille
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Events

  • Dow Jones Average hits a record 2,844.68
  • Last episode of Newhart airs on CBS-TV
  • Democratic Republic of Yemen and North Yemen agree to merge into the Republic of Yemen.
  • In Kashmir, a Kashmiri Islamic leader is assassinated and Indian security forces open fire on mourners carrying his body, killing at least 47 people.
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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

Rollergames

Rollergames

MTV Prime with Martha Quinn

MTV Prime with Martha Quinn

Days to next May 21

If May 21, 1990 is your birthday you're 30 years, 4 months, 1 day old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 months, 29 days.
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Books

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September by Rosamunde Pilcher

September

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A place you will never forgetRosamunde Pilcher's Scotland...where the fields flourish with greenery, the bills bloom with purple, and the lochs glitter with the bright blue of the sky.A

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

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,

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

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

Videogames

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Dynowarz: Destruction of Spondylus

Dynowarz: Destruction of Spondylus

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System/NES

Genre: Platformer

Publisher: Bandai

Devil's Crush

Devil's Crush

Platform: TurboGrafx-16, Sega Genesis, Virtual Console, PlayStation Network

Genre: video pinball simulation

Publisher: NEC (PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16) Tengen (Genesis) Technosoft (Mega Drive)

Astro Fang: Super Machine

Astro Fang: Super Machine

Platform: Family Computer

Genre: Driving involving vehicular combat

Publisher: A-Wave

Crystals of Arborea

Crystals of Arborea

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST and PC

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Silmarils

Amida (video game)

Amida (video game)

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Puzzle game

Publisher: Coconuts Japan


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