Tuesday August 28, 1990
US date format: 8/28/1990, UK date format: 28/8/1990
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 28, 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 Bojan Krkic and Katie Findlay.
In that special week of August people in US were listening to If Wishes Came True by Sweet Sensation.
In UK The Joker by The Steve Miller Band was in the top 5 hits.
Uncle Buck, directed by John Hughes, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990
while A Natural History Of The Senses by Diane Ackerman was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Parenthood.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Countdown or Days of Thunder.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 28, 1990?
- Many Christian churches: feast day of Saint Augustine of Hippo.
- Hong Kong: Liberation Day (1945)
- Stefan Edberg (#1 seeded player) loses in 1st round to Alex Volkov
- Force 5 tornado strikes the towns of Plainfield, Crest Hill, and Joliet, in Illinois, killing 29 people. Strongest tornado to date to strike the Chicago metropolitan area.
- Iraq declares Kuwait to be its newest province.
- Willy Vandersteen: Flemish cartoonist (Suske & Wiske).
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 28, 1990?
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Top #10 songs in the USA
Top #5 songs in the UK
- The Steve Miller Band - The Joker
- Bombalurina - Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
- Deee-Lite - Groove Is In The Heart / What Is Love
- Deacon Blue - Four Bacharach And David Songs (EP)
- Maria McKee - Show Me Heaven
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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?