Wednesday June 27, 1990

US date format: 6/27/1990, UK date format: 27/6/1990

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Cancer (see birth chart on June 27, 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 Campbell Gillies and Lassana Bathily. In that special week of June people in US were listening to Step By Step by New Kids On The Block. In UK Sacrifice / Healing Hands by Elton John was in the top 5 hits. Days of Thunder, directed by Tony Scott, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990 while An Inconvenient Woman by Dominick Dunne was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Jeeves and Wooster. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alien Storm or Exodus: Journey to the Promised Land.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • National HIV Testing Day in United States
  • National Veterans' Day in the United Kingdom [1]
  • Stonewall Day (date of many gay pride celebrations, including those in New York City, San Francisco, Toronto, and Madrid)
  • Feast of St Cyril of Alexandria

Events

  • Salman Rushdie, condemned to death by Iran, contributes $8600 to help their earthquake victims
  • Merrill Lynch begins selling up to US$2.25 billion convertible bonds for the Walt Disney Company, the largest such issue in US history. The bond issue is to raise funds for building Euro Disneyland in France.

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Movies

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Days of Thunder

Days of Thunder

Directed by: Tony Scott

Starring: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid

Country: United States of America

Ghost Dad

Ghost Dad

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Starring: Bill Cosby, Kimberly Russell, Denise Nicholas, Ian Bannen

Ghayal

Ghayal

Directed by: Rajkumar Santoshi

Starring: Sunny Deol, Meenakshi Sheshadri, Amrish Puri, Moushumi Chatterjee

A Chinese Ghost Story II

A Chinese Ghost Story II

Directed by: Siu-Tung Ching

Starring: Leslie Cheung, Joey Wang, Michelle Reis, Jacky Cheung

The Architects

The Architects

Directed by: Peter Kahane

Starring: Kurt Naumann, Rita Feldmeier, Uta Eisold, Jürgen Watzke

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

Counterstrike

Counterstrike

Wild & Crazy Kids

Wild & Crazy Kids

Fort Boyard

Fort Boyard

Days to next June 27

If June 27, 1990 is your birthday you're 30 years, 1 month, 18 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 10 months, 13 days.
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Books

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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.

The Search For Modern China by  Jonathan D. Spence

The Search For Modern China

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The leading textbook by the leading scholar. This text, the classic introduction to modern China for students and general readers, emerged from Spence’s highly successful introductory course at Yale, in which

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

Parting With Illusions by Vladimir  Pozner

Parting With Illusions

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Now in paperback--leading Soviet commentator Vladimir Pozner's bestselling book of personal memoir and political observation. Aside from Gorbachev, Pozner is the most widely known Russian personality in America, and he earns

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?

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)

Cyber Knight

Cyber Knight

Platform: Super Famicom,[2] PC Engine

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Tonkin House

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MS-DOS

Genre: Point-and-click adventure, survival horror, role-playing game

Publisher: Accolade

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

Exodus: Journey to the Promised Land

Exodus: Journey to the Promised Land

Platform: NES, Sega Mega Drive, Game Boy, MS-DOS PC

Genre: Puzzle/Christian

Publisher: Wisdom Tree


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