Sunday August 26, 1990

US date format: 8/26/1990, UK date format: 26/8/1990

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 26, 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 Lil' Chris and Mateo Musacchio. 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. Cadence, directed by Martin Sheen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990 while You Just Don'T Understand by Deborah Tannen was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Parenthood. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Adventures of Lolo 3 or Duck Maze.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
  • Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
  • Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday

Events

  • Beth Daniel wins LPGA Northgate Golf Classic
  • Bo Jackson hits 4th of 4 consecutive HRs
  • Two slain college students found in Gainesville, Florida.
  • In Sofia, protestors set fire to the headquarters of the governing Bulgarian Socialist Party.

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Movies

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Cadence

Cadence

Directed by: Martin Sheen

Starring: Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Jay Brazeau, Matt Clark

The Hot Spot

The Hot Spot

Directed by: Dennis Hopper

Starring: Don Johnson, Virginia Madsen, Jennifer Connelly, Charles Martin Smith

The Comfort of Strangers

The Comfort of Strangers

Directed by: Paul Schrader

Starring: Christopher Walken, Rupert Everett, Natasha Richardson, Helen Mirren

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation

American Ninja 4: The Annihilation

Directed by: Cedric Sundstrom

Starring: Michael Dudikoff, David Bradley, James Booth, Dwayne Alexandre

After Dark, My Sweet

After Dark, My Sweet

Directed by: James Foley

Starring: Jason Patric, Rachel Ward, Bruce Dern, Rocky Giordani

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

Haywire

Haywire

Starring: Brad Slaight

Country: United States of America

Magazine Covers

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Books

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Memories of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon

Memories of Midnight

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In THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT, they played the ultimate game of love, lust, and death.Now, in MEMORIES OF MIDNIGHT, the survivors meet to play one last time...Shadowed

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

A Natural History Of The Senses by Diane Ackerman

A Natural History Of The Senses

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Diane Ackerman's lusciously written grand tour of the realm of the senses includes conversations with an iceberg in Antarctica and a professional nose in New York, along with dissertations on kisses

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

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?

Battle Bull

Battle Bull

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Action

Captain Comic II: Fractured Reality

Captain Comic II: Fractured Reality

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: side-scrollers

Publisher: ComputerEasy

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)

Adventures of Lolo 3

Adventures of Lolo 3

Platform: Family Computer/NES

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: HAL Laboratory

Duck Maze

Duck Maze

Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System

Genre: Platform, Puzzle

Publisher: HES Interactive


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