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.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Many Christian churches: feast day of Saint Augustine of Hippo.
  • Hong Kong: Liberation Day (1945)

Events

  • 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.

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Movies

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Uncle Buck

Uncle Buck

Directed by: John Hughes

Starring: John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Louisa Kelly, Gaby Hoffmann

Country: United States of America

Memphis Belle

Memphis Belle

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

Starring: Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz, Tate Donovan, D.B. Sweeney

Country: United States of America

Mister Johnson

Mister Johnson

Directed by: Bruce Beresford

Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Edward Woodward, Maynard Eziashi, Beatie Edney

Slumber Party Massacre III

Slumber Party Massacre III

Directed by: Sally Mattison

Starring: Keely Christian, Brittain Frye, Michael Harris, David Greenlee

Cadence

Cadence

Directed by: Martin Sheen

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

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

Parker Lewis Can't Lose

Parker Lewis Can't Lose

Days to next August 28

If August 28, 1990 is your birthday you're 30 years, 27 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 4 days.
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Books

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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

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

The Women In His Life by Barbara Taylor Bradford

The Women In His Life

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Billionaire tycoon and corporate robber baron Maximillian West is a man surrounded by myth. Blessed with devastating charm and charisma, he strikes fear into the heart of business leaders—and no woman

Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard

Get Shorty

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“A Hollywood hit….Taut, inimitable prose and characters who could have only sprung from the mind of Elmore Leonard.” —Detroit NewsThe Chicago Tribune has dubbed Elmore Leonard, “the coolest, hottest writer in

Tom Landry by Tom Landry with Gregg Lewis

Tom Landry

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Tom Landry: An Autobiography. Hardcover. Published 1990.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Cadaver

Cadaver

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS, Acorn Archimedes

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Image Works

Countdown

Countdown

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: Adventure game

Publisher: Access Software

Crossed Swords

Crossed Swords

Platform: Arcade, Neo Geo, Neo-Geo CD

Genre: Hack and slash Beat 'em up Action RPG

Publisher: SNK

Adventures of Lolo 3

Adventures of Lolo 3

Platform: Family Computer/NES

Genre: Puzzle

Publisher: HAL Laboratory

Days of Thunder

Days of Thunder

Platform: Amiga, Atari ST, C64, DOS, Game Boy, NES, iOS, Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, ZX Spectrum

Genre: Racing game

Publisher: Mindscape Group


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