January 4th, 1990, fell on a Thursday. It was day 4 of 1990. The decade was the 1990s.
31 years, 1 months and 24 days have passed since January 4th, 1990.
On This Date
Events that occurred on January 4th, 1990:
The first episode of British sitcom "One Foot in the Grave" is aired.
Born On This Date
People who were born on this exact date:
Born on this exact date: Toni Kroos: Soccer player.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 4th, 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 4th, 1990 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. 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. In the United Kingdom, a new series called "One Foot in the Grave" has made its television debut on BBC One. People are watching popular TV shows such as "The Cosby Show", "ALF", "Seinfeld" and "Saved by the Bell".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Gain Ground", "The Revenge of Shinobi", "Herzog Zwei" and "Super Mario World". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Alvin and the Chipmunks", "ALF", "Adventures of the Little Koala" and "Hey Dude". Popular toys include the likes of "Easy-Bake Oven", "Water Ring Toss", "Sega Genesis / Mega Drive" and "Polly Pocket".
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 4th, 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.
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 and information about this date:
31 years, 1 months and 24 days have passed since January 4th, 1990.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 1990.
Leap Year: 1990 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on January 4th, 1990, will be 31 years of age.
People born in 1990 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 631411200.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around January 4th, 1990:
December 11th, 1989: Bulgarian leader Petar Mladenov announces that the Communist Party in Bulgaria will abandon its monopoly on power.
George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 4th, 1990?
Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on January 4th, 1990 was probably conceived around the 27th of March, 1989. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 4th, 1990 is the 14th of October, 1990. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about January 4th, 1990.
11,378 days have passed since this date.
983,059,200 seconds have passed since the January 4th, 1990.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,146,902,400 times.
Since January 4th, 1990, earth has travelled approximately 507,258,547,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 163,843,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 84,543,091 steps. That's about 37,575 miles!
Since this date, 11,796,710 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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