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January 1st, 1990

January 1st, 1990, fell on a Monday. It was day 1 of 1990. The decade was the 1990s.

30 years, 9 months and 29 days have passed since January 1st, 1990.


On This Date

Events that occurred on January 1st, 1990:

  • The first episode of "Mr. Bean" is aired.


Fictional Date

January 1st, 1990 has been mentioned in a movie, book or television series:

  • Ghostbusters II (1989) - The Ghostbusters defeat Vigo the Carpathian.

Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 1st, 1990:

  • United States: Another Day In Paradise - Phil Collins
  • United Kingdom: Do They Know It's Christmas - Band Aid II

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "The War of the Roses" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is January 1st, 1990 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. It's New Years Day, the official start of the year 1990 and a brand new decade. A lot of people are relaxing at home. Others are nursing hangovers from the night before.

In America, the song Another Day In Paradise by Phil Collins is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Do They Know It's Christmas by Band Aid II is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Snr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie The War of the Roses is at the top of the Box Office.

A toy called "Polly Pocket" has become the latest craze. It's 1990, so the airwaves are being dominated by music artists such as Sinéad O'Connor, Paula Abdul, Janet Jackson, Vanilla Ice, Mariah Carey, Stevie B, Madonna and MC Hammer. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Columbo.", "Dallas", "21 Jump Street" and "Seinfeld".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Gain Ground", "The Revenge of Shinobi", "Herzog Zwei" and "Batman: The Video Game". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Real Ghostbusters", "Adventures of the Little Koala", "DuckTales" and "Fireman Sam". Popular toys include the likes of "My Little Pony (figures)", "Sylvanian Families", "Game Boy" and "Sega Genesis / Mega Drive".


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 January 1st, 1990.

  • Bette Midler - "From a Distance"

    "From a Distance" by Bette Midler would go on to win a Grammy for 1990's Song of the Year.

  • Polly Pocket

    At the start of 1990, Polly Pocket began to grow in popularity.

  • 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.

  • Dances with Wolves

    "Dances with Wolves" won the Academy Award for Best Picture 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 30 years, 9 months and 29 days have passed since January 1st, 1990.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 1990.
  • Leap Year: 1990 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 1st, 1990, will be 30 years of age.
  • People born in 1990 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 631152000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 1st, 1990:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 1st, 1990, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1990 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 1st, 1990 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

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

  • 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.
  • 21 Jump Street - TV series starring Johnny Depp.
  • Married... with Children - Comedy series starring Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy.
  • Matlock - Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.

1990 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1990.

"The Simpsons" - "Doogie Howser, M.D." - "Saved by the Bell" - "Hey Dude" - "Babar" - "Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers" - "Noozles" - "Roseanne" - "Garfield and Friends" - "Count Duckula" - "The Wonder Years" - "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" - "Fireman Sam" - "Full House" - "DuckTales" - "Adventures of the Little Koala" - "21 Jump Street" - "Married... with Children" - "ALF" - "The Real Ghostbusters" - "Pingu" - "Growing Pains" - "Thomas the Tank Engine" - "The Cosby Show" - "Muppet Babies" - "Alvin and the Chipmunks" - "Danger Mouse" - "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood"


1990 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1990:

  • Yo-yo
  • Polly Pocket
  • Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
  • Game Boy
  • Jenga
  • Micro Machines
  • Popples
  • Sylvanian Families
  • Transformers
  • My Little Pony (figures)
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 1st of January:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 1st of January:

  • New Year's Day

Weather

Weather information for January 1st, 1990:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.7 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 29.6 degrees Fahrenheit. -1.33 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 6.35cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 4.22 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.02cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on January 1st, 1990.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 1st, 1990 was probably conceived around the 24th of March, 1989. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 1st, 1990 is the 11th of October, 1990. (Rough Estimate).

Video 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.
  • Herzog Zwei - Real-time strategy video game for the SEGA.
  • The Revenge of Shinobi - Platform game by SEGA.
  • Golden Axe - Conan the Barbarian-style beat 'em-up game.
  • Super Mario Land - Released for the Game Boy.
  • SimCity - A city-building game that was released for the Macintosh computer.
  • SimCity - City-building simulation game developed by Maxis.

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 1st, 1990.

  • 11,260 days have passed since this date.
  • 972,864,000 seconds have passed since the January 1st, 1990.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,135,008,000 times.
  • Since January 1st, 1990, earth has travelled approximately 501,997,824,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 162,144,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 83,666,304 steps. That's about 37,185 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,674,368 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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