17th of May, 1990

The 17th of May, 1990, fell on a Thursday. Day 137 of 1990. Decade: 1990s.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 17th of May, 1990:

  • The World Health Organization removes homosexuality from its list of diseases.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 17th of May, 1990:

  • United States: Vogue - Madonna
  • United Kingdom: Killer - Adamski

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Pretty Woman" was at the top of the box office on this date.

News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 17th of May, 1990.

  • Costs in 1990.

    In 1990, $100 USD was worth roughly $195 in today's money. i.e. A weekly wage of $300 in 1990 would the same as receiving $585 in 2019. A house in the United States could be purchased for around $122,000 in 1990. Gas was about $1.15 per gallon. Adjusted for inflation, that would be the same as paying $1.89 per gallon in 2019.

  • George H. W. Bush.

    U.S. President George H. W. Bush. was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1990.

  • 1990 in movies.

    Movies released in 1990 included Ghost, Home Alone, Pretty Woman, Total Recall, Dances with Wolves, Back to the Future Part III, Kindergarten Cop, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Presumed Innocent, Die Hard 2, Gremlins 2 and Predator 2.

  • Early 1990s Fashion

    Early 1990s fashion saw a continuation of the 1980s. Popular outfits included clothes such as coloured tights, denim overalls, black leather jackets with shoulder pads, neon coloured tops, flannel shirts, plaid skirts and ripped jeans.

  • 1990 in music.

    Popular artists in 1990 included Vanilla Ice, Adamski, Elton John, Sinead O'Connor, Robert Plant, Madonna, ZZ Top, Snap!, INXS, Maria McKee, Ice Cube, MC Hammer and The Beautiful South.

  • Eurovision 1990

    The 1990 Eurovision song contest is held in Zagreb, Croatia. Italy win the contest with the song "Insieme: 1992" by Toto Cutugno.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of May:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 29 years, 6 months and 6 days have passed since the 17th of May, 1990.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1990.
  • Leap Year: 1990 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 17th of May, 1990, will be 29 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 642898800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 17th of May, 1990:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 17th of May, 1990, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1990 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 17th of May, 1990 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 17th of May:

  • Constitution Day (Norway)

Weather

Weather information for the 17th of May, 1990:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 17.0 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 60.3 degrees Fahrenheit. 15.72 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 16cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 15.17 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on the 17th of May, 1990.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 17th of May, 1990 was probably conceived around the 7th of August, 1989. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 17th of May, 1990 is the 24th of February, 1991. (Rough Estimate).

17th of May

Events that have occurred on the 17th of May:

  • 17th of May, 1974: 33 people are killed when the UVF detonate four car bombs in Dublin and Monaghan in Ireland.
  • 17th of May, 1984: Michael Silka kills nine people during a spree shooting in Manley Hot Springs, Alaska.
  • 17th of May, 1995: A U.S. Army veteran called Shawn Nelson goes on a tank rampage in San Diego, California
  • 17th of May, 1997: Football: Manchester United star Eric Cantona announces his retirement.
  • 17th of May, 2000: The last episode of "Beverly Hills, 90210" is aired.
  • 17th of May, 2006: The 2006 UEFA Champions League Final is held between Barcelona and Arsenal. Barcelona win 2-1.
  • 17th of May, 2009: The alpha version of Minecraft is released on the PC.
  • 17th of May, 2011: The video game "L.A. Noire" is released.

Television

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Twin Peaks - Crime drama.
  • Family Matters - Sitcom starring Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Otis Winslow.
  • Saved by the Bell - Comedy series about a group of friends in high school.
  • Seinfeld - Comedy sitcom starring Jerry Seinfeld.
  • Quantum Leap - TV show about a scientist that finds himself inside the body of a different person each week.
  • Roseanne - Comedy TV show about a working class family called the Conners.
  • The Wonder Years - A TV show that was set in the late sixties.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Animated series about a team of four teenage turtles.
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation - Starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean?Luc Picard.
  • Full House - Sitcom about a widowed man who looks after his three daughters.

Computer Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • World Cup Italia '90 - Soccer game for the Sega Mega Drive.
  • Super Mario World - Released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
  • Batman: The Video Game - Released on the Nintendo Entertainment System.
  • Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse - Released on the Nintendo Entertainment System.
  • Super Mario Land - Released for the Game Boy.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 17th of May, 1990.

  • 10,779 days have passed since this date.
  • 931,309,200 seconds have passed since the 17th of May, 1990.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,086,527,400 times.
  • Since the 17th of May, 1990, earth has travelled approximately 480,555,547,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 155,218,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 80,092,591 steps. That's about 35,597 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,175,710 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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