Wednesday February 28, 1990

US date format: 2/28/1990, UK date format: 28/2/1990

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on February 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 Naomi Broady and Georgina Leonidas. In that special week of February people in US were listening to Escapade by Janet Jackson. In UK Dub Be Good To Me by Beats International featuring Lindy Layton was in the top 5 hits. Coupe de Ville, directed by Joe Roth, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1990 while What I Saw At The Revolution by Peggy Noonan was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Aerolina. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Conflict: Middle East Political Simulator or Dead Heat Scramble.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Blessed Antonia of Florence (d. 1472)
  • Saint Silvana
  • Saint Rufinus
  • Saint Oswald (d. 992)
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Events

  • US 65th manned space mission STS 36 (Atlantis 6) launches into orbit
  • Dutch police seize 3,000kg of cocaine.
  • In Southern California, a magnitude 5.7 earthquake occurs.
  • President of Nicaragua Daniel Ortega announces a cease-fire with the U.S.-backed ''contras''.
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Movies

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Coupe de Ville

Coupe de Ville

Directed by: Joe Roth

Starring: Patrick Dempsey, Arye Gross, Daniel Stern, Annabeth Gish

Bad Influence

Bad Influence

Directed by: Curtis Hanson

Starring: Rob Lowe, James Spader, Lisa Zane, Marcia Cross

The Last of the Finest

The Last of the Finest

Directed by: John Mackenzie

Starring: Brian Dennehy, Joe Pantoliano, Jeff Fahey, Bill Paxton

The Hunt for Red October

The Hunt for Red October

Directed by: John McTiernan

Starring: Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Sam Neill

Country: United States of America

Lionheart

Lionheart

Directed by: Sheldon Lettich

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Harrison Page, Deborah Rennard, Lisa Pelikan

Country: United States of America

TV Series

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Aerolina

Aerolina

Flashback

Flashback

Directed by: Franco Amurri

Hotel Paradies

Hotel Paradies

The Simpsons

The Simpsons

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Starring: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Country: United States of America

Mr. Bean

Mr. Bean

Starring: Rowan Atkinson

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Days to next February 28

If February 28, 1990 is your birthday you're 30 years, 6 months, 27 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 4 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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What I Saw At The Revolution by Peggy  Noonan

What I Saw At The Revolution

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On the hundredth anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birth comes the twentieth-anniversary edition of Peggy Noonan’s critically acclaimed bestseller What I Saw at the Revolution, for which she provides a new Preface

The Cuckoo'S Egg by Clifford Stoll

The Cuckoo'S Egg

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Before the Internet became widely known as a global tool for terrorists, one perceptive U.S. citizen recognized its ominous potential.

Hollywood by Gore Vidal

Hollywood

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"Wicked and provocative...Vidal's purview of Hollywood in one of its golden ages is fascinating." —Chicago TribuneIn his brilliant and dazzling new novel, Gore Vidal sweeps us into one of the most

Head First by Norman Cousins

Head First

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"An eloquent plea for two needed emphases: more humane doctor-patient relations, and greater patient involvement in the struggle with disease."—Melvin

Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

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Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is the perfect send-off for grads—from nursery school, high school, college, and beyond! From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly …

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Battle Bull

Battle Bull

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Action

Conflict: Middle East Political Simulator

Conflict: Middle East Political Simulator

Platform: MS-DOS, Atari ST, Amiga

Genre: Government simulation game

Publisher: Virgin Interactive

Captain Comic II: Fractured Reality

Captain Comic II: Fractured Reality

Platform: MS-DOS

Genre: side-scrollers

Publisher: ComputerEasy

Challenge of the Ancient Empires!

Challenge of the Ancient Empires!

Platform: DOS, Macintosh

Genre: Educational/Adventure

Publisher: The Learning Company

Dead Heat Scramble

Dead Heat Scramble

Platform: Game Boy

Genre: Arcade racing


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