Wednesday October 24, 1990

US date format: 10/24/1990, UK date format: 24/10/1990

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Scorpio (see birth chart on October 24, 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 Kirby Bliss Blanton and Ilkay Gündogan. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Black Cat by Janet Jackson. In UK Show Me Heaven by Maria McKee was in the top 5 hits. Jacob's Ladder, directed by Adrian Lyne, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990 while The First Man In Rome by Colleen McCullough was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Coasting. If you liked videogames you were probably playing DuckTales: The Quest for Gold or Cyber Knight.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
  • Discordianism - Maladay
  • Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
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Events

  • Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti reveals to the Italian parliament the existence of Gladio, the Italian ''stay-behind'' clandestine paramilitary NATO army.
  • In the Pakistani general election, Prime Minister Bhutto's Pakistan Peoples Party loses power to a center-right coalition government.
  • Cold War: The Supreme Soviet of Kyrgyzstan chooses Askar Akayev as the republic's first president.
  • The New Zealand general election is won by the New Zealand National Party, and its leader, Jim Bolger, becomes prime minister.

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Movies

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Jacob's Ladder

Jacob's Ladder

Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Starring: Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña, Danny Aiello, Matt Craven

Country: United States of America

China Cry: A True Story

China Cry: A True Story

Directed by: James F. Collier

Starring: Julia Nickson, France Nuyen, James Shigeta, Russell Wong

Mr. & Mrs. Bridge

Mr. & Mrs. Bridge

Directed by: James Ivory

Starring: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Saundra McClain, Margaret Welsh

Prayer of the Rollerboys

Prayer of the Rollerboys

Directed by: Rick King

Starring: Corey Haim, Patricia Arquette, Christopher Collet, Julius Harris

Bullseye!

Bullseye!

Directed by: Michael Winner

Starring: Michael Caine, Roger Moore, Sally Kirkland, Deborah Moore

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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

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Days to next October 24

If October 24, 1990 is your birthday you're 29 years, 11 months, 3 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 27 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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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

Lady Boss by Jackie Collins

Lady Boss

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THE DANGEROUSLY BEAUTIFUL LUCKY — RETURNS IN LADY BOSS. AND THIS TIME THE SHOCKINGLY SENSUAL, RUTHLESSLY CLEVER LUCKY IS OUT TO CONQUER HOLLYWOOD!. She

Ava by Ava Gardner

Ava

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The late actress and sex symbol discusses her early days in Hollywood; her marriages to Mickey Rooney, Artie Shaw, and Frank Sinatra; her memorable roles; her friendships and affairs;

Surrender The Pink by Carrie Fisher

Surrender The Pink

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Dinah Kaufman writes scripts for a living, and it fits: her life is full of bad lines. Particularly with men. They are all losers.

The Politics Of Rich And Poor by Kevin Phillips

The Politics Of Rich And Poor

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The enormous concentration of wealth in the United States during the 1980s--most of it in the hands of the top 1% of the population--will provoke what Phillips calls a watershed change

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

DuckTales: The Quest for Gold

DuckTales: The Quest for Gold

Platform: Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, Windows, Mac OS 8

Genre: Action, Platform game

Publisher: Walt Disney Computer Software

Cyber Knight

Cyber Knight

Platform: Super Famicom,[2] PC Engine

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Tonkin House

European Superleague

European Superleague

Platform: Amiga, Amstrad CPC 6128, Atari ST, PC and Sinclair ZX Spectrum 128/+3

Genre: Sports

Publisher: CDS Microsystems

Ayakashi no Shiro

Ayakashi no Shiro

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Role-playing

Publisher: SETA Corporation

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on October 24, 1990?

On October 24, 1990 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is October 24, 1990?

On October 24, 1990 the zodiac sign was Scorpio.

Who was the US President on October 24, 1990?

On October 24, 1990 the US President was George H. W. Bush (Republican).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on October 24, 1990?

On October 24, 1990 the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on October 24, 1990?

On October 24, 1990 Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

Which famous people are born on October 24, 1990?

On October 24, 1990 several famous people were born including, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Ilkay Gündogan, Eric Choi.

What was the number one song in October 24, 1990?

The number one song in the week of October 24, 1990 was Black Cat by Janet Jackson in US and Show Me Heaven by Maria McKee in UK.

What were the top hits on October 24, 1990?

The top hits on October 24, 1990 were Black Cat by Janet Jackson, I Don't Have The Heart by James Ingram, Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice in US and Show Me Heaven by Maria McKee, A Little Time by The Beautiful South, Blue Velvet by Bobby Vinton in UK.


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