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January 3rd, 1990.

January 3rd, 1990, was a Wednesday. It was day 3 of 1990. The decade was the 1990s.

31 years, 4 months and 5 days have passed since January 3rd, 1990.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On this day.

What happened on January 3rd, 1990?

  • Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega surrenders to the U.S. military.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 3rd, 1990.

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

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The War of the Roses" was at the top of the box office on January 3rd, 1990.

Take me back to January 3rd, 1990!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 3rd, 1990 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. People are starting to return back to work and school after the Christmas holidays.

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.

In the United Kingdom, Margaret Thatcher is the current Prime Minister. In fashion, many of the trends from the late 80s are still popular. Colored tights, denim overalls, leotards, flannel shirts and shoulder pads are all fashionable at the moment. 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. Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega has surrendered himself to US authorities after being on the run. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Matlock", "Full House", "Quantum Leap" and "Seinfeld".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "SimCity", "Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse" and "Super Mario World". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Muppet Babies", "21 Jump Street", "Noozles" and "Babar". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Water Ring Toss, Jenga, the Game Boy and Polly Pocket.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on January 3rd, 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.

  • Best football players in 1990.

    The best soccer / football players in 1990 were Lothar Matthäus, Diego Maradona, Salvatore Schillaci, Andreas Brehme, Paul Gascoigne, Franco Baresi, Enzo Scifo, Jürgen Klinsmann, Roberto Baggio, Frank Rijkaard and Guido Buchwald.

  • 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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1990?

    In 1990, the best NBA players were Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Karl Malone, Patrick Ewing, Larry Bird, Akeem Olajuwon, John Stockton, Tom Chambers, Kevin Johnson, James Worthy, Chris Mullin, David Robinson, Clyde Drexler and Joe Dumars.

  • 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.

  • 31 years, 4 months and 5 days have passed since January 3rd, 1990.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 1990.
  • Leap Year: 1990 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 3rd, 1990, will be 31 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1990 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 631324800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 3rd, 1990.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 3rd, 1990, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 3rd, 1990 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Photos of early 1990s fashion.

Photographs of early 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of early 1990s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on January 3rd, 1990.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 1990.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1990.

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

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.
  • Gain Ground - Action-strategy arcade game.
  • Duck Hunt - Light gun shooter game.

1990 - TV stations, commercials and shows.

A nostalgic video that emulates what television was like back in 1990.

1990 playlist.

A Spotify playlist of songs from 1990. Take a trip back to the days of Roxette, George Michael, UB40 and Sinéad O'Connor.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 3rd of January.

Weather on January 3rd, 1990.

Historical weather information for January 3rd, 1990.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 8.3 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 35.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 1.78 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 4.56 degrees Celsius.

US President.

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on January 3rd, 1990.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 3rd, 1990.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 3rd, 1990 was most likely conceived around the 26th of March, 1989.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 3rd, 1990 is close to the 13th of October, 1990.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 3rd, 1990.

  • A total of 11,449 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,635 weeks have passed.
  • 989,190,000 seconds have passed since the January 3rd, 1990.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,154,055,000 times.
  • Since January 3rd, 1990, the earth has travelled approximately 510,422,040,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 164,865,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 85,070,340 steps. That's about 37,809 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,870,280 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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