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January 4th, 1990.

January 4th, 1990, was a Thursday. It was day 4 of 1990. The decade was the Nineties.

32 years, 7 months and 6 days have passed since January 4th, 1990.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On This Day

On this day.

What happened on January 4th, 1990?

  • The first episode of British sitcom "One Foot in the Grave" is aired.
Birthdays

Born on January 4th, 1990.

People who were born on this exact date.

Song charts

Music charts.

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on January 4th, 1990.

These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Another Day In Paradise - Phil Collins
  • Don't Know Much - Linda Ronstadt (Featuring Aaron Neville)
  • We Didn't Start The Fire - Billy Joel
  • Rhythm Nation - Janet Jackson
  • With Every Beat Of My Heart - Taylor Dayne
Play the top hits from 1990.
A Spotify playlist of songs from 1990. Take a trip back to the days of Roxette, George Michael, UB40 and Sinéad O'Connor.
The War of the Roses

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "The War of the Roses" was at the top of the Box Office on January 4th, 1990.

Take me back to January 4th, 1990!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 4th, 1990, and it's a Thursday. 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. Texting is not a thing yet. Instead, people are using landline phones and pagers. Furthermore, the vast majority of people still have no idea what "the Internet" is. 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Sammy Davis, Jr, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Roald Dahl and John Bardeen would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Cosby Show", "Matlock", "My Two Dads" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Gain Ground", "RoboCop", "Super Mario Land" and "Herzog Zwei". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Danger Mouse", "21 Jump Street", "Roseanne" and "Beetlejuice". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Sylvanian Families, the Nintendo Entertainment System, Popples and Yo-yo.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on January 4th, 1990.

  • People are using pagers to communicate.

    People are using pagers to communicate.

    During the 1990s, pagers achieved mainstream popularity. These small devices allowed the owner to receive messages. More often than not, the message was a short memo or a phone number that they were supposed to call back.

  • Bart Simpson t-shirts are all the rage.

    Bart Simpson t-shirts are all the rage.

    During the year 1990, 15 million Bart Simpson t-shirts were sold. The t-shirts and their "cheeky" quotes became so popular that a number of schools decided to ban them.

  • 1990 in music.

    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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1990?

    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.

  • Early 1990s Fashion.

    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 movies.

    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.

  • Best football players in 1990.

    Best football players in 1990.

    The best 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.

  • Dances with Wolves.

    Dances with Wolves.

    "Dances with Wolves" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1990.

  • Although wallpaper is still common, it is beginning to go out of fashion.

    Although wallpaper is still common, it is beginning to go out of fashion.

    By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, wallpaper started to decline in popularity. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, many people opted for minimalist plain-colored walls.

  • George H. W. Bush.

    George H. W. Bush.

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

  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie.

    During the 1990s, an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" was in fashion.

  • Polly Pocket.

    Polly Pocket.

    At the start of 1990, a new toy called "Polly Pocket" started to grow in popularity.

  • Bette Midler - "From a Distance"

    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.

  • The Sega Genesis.

    The Sega Genesis.

    The Sega Genesis was one of the most popular video games consoles during this period. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.

  • The Game Boy.

    The Game Boy.

    During this time, a hand-held game console called the "Game Boy" was all the rage. The console boasted games such as Super Mario Land, Tetris, Donkey Kong, Kirby's Dream Land and a number of Pokémon releases.

  • VCRs have become a common household item.

    VCRs have become a common household item.

    From the mid-80s onward, VCRs started to become a common household item. This device gave people the ability to play VCR tapes and record TV programs and movies.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 32 years, 7 months and 6 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: A person born on January 4th, 1990 will be 32 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1990 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 631411200.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to January 4th, 1990.

  • December 6th, 1989: 14 women are killed after Marc Lépine goes on a shooting spree at the École Polytechnique engineering school in Montreal, Canada.
  • December 11th, 1989: Bulgarian leader Petar Mladenov announces that the Communist Party in Bulgaria will abandon its monopoly on power.
  • December 14th, 1989: The film Glory (1989) is released.
  • December 15th, 1989: The comedy-drama film "Driving Miss Daisy" is released.
  • December 16th, 1989: The Romanian Revolution begins when protests break out in the city of Timișoara.
  • December 17th, 1989: The first episode of The Simpsons is aired.
  • December 17th, 1989: Romanian Revolution: Rioters break into the Communist Party's District Committee building in Timișoara.
  • December 20th, 1989: The United States invades Panama.
  • December 21st, 1989: Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu gives his final speech, during which he is booed and forced to retreat.
  • December 22nd, 1989: Irish novelist Samuel Beckett passes away at the age of 83.
  • December 22nd, 1989: Romania: The communist dictatorship of Nicolae Ceausescu is ended after he flees his palace by helicopter.
  • December 25th, 1989: The BFG (1989 film) is released.
  • December 25th, 1989: Former Romanian president Nicolae Ceausescu is executed.
  • January 1st, 1990: The first episode of "Mr. Bean" is aired.
  • January 2nd, 1990: American actor Alan Hale dies from cancer at the age of 68.
  • January 3rd, 1990: Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega surrenders to the U.S. military.
  • This date: January 4th, 1990
  • January 5th, 1990: Genesee River Killer: Serial killer Arthur Shawcross is arrested.
  • January 6th, 1990: Scottish actor Ian Charleson dies from AIDS.
  • January 8th, 1990: The song "Nothing Compares 2 U" is released by Irish singer Sinead O'Connor.
  • January 15th, 1990: Former FBI informant William O'Neal is killed after he runs into traffic on Interstate 290 in Illinois.
  • January 18th, 1990: Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry is arrested for drug possession.
  • January 19th, 1990: Tremors (1990) is released.
  • January 20th, 1990: The song "I Wish It Would Rain Down" is released by Phil Collins.
  • January 20th, 1990: American actress Barbara Stanwyck passes away at the age of 82.
  • January 25th, 1990: The Burns' Day storm reaches north-western Europe, causing 97 fatalities.
  • January 28th, 1990: Super Bowl XXIV: The San Francisco 49ers defeat the Denver Broncos by 55-10 at the Louisiana Superdome.
  • January 31st, 1990: The first McDonald's fast-food outlet is opened in the Soviet Union.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 4th, 1990, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • 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 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 4th, 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.

Personality traits.

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Photos of early 1990s fashion.

Photographs of early 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of early 1990s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in January, 1990.

TV shows from January, 1990.

One Foot in the Grave
One Foot in the Grave
British sitcom following the life of Victor Meldrew.

Family Matters
Family Matters
Sitcom starring Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Otis Winslow.

Seinfeld
Seinfeld
Comedy sitcom starring Jerry Seinfeld.

Quantum Leap
Quantum Leap
TV show about a scientist that finds himself inside the body of a different person each week.

Roseanne
Roseanne
Comedy TV show about a working class family called the Conners.

In the Heat of the Night
In the Heat of the Night
Drama series starring Carroll O'Connor as police chief Bill Gillespie and Howard Rollins as detective Virgil Tibbs.

The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years
A TV show that was set in the late sixties.

Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean‑Luc Picard.

Full House
Full House
Sitcom about a widowed man who looks after his three daughters.

My Two Dads
My Two Dads
Sitcom about two single men raising a teenage daughter.

21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street
TV series starring Johnny Depp.

Married... with Children
Married... with Children
Comedy series starring Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy.

Matlock
Matlock
Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.

MacGyver
MacGyver
TV show about a resourceful secret agent who can solve almost any problem using the mundane objects around him.

The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls
Television series about four mature women who live together in Miami, Florida.

Charles in Charge
Charles in Charge
TV show about a 19-year-old student called Charles, who is played by Scott Baio.

Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.

Who's the Boss?
Who's the Boss?
Sitcom about a retired baseball player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.

The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.

Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Starring Jeremy Brett.

Night Court
Night Court
Sitcom about a night court in Manhattan.

'Allo 'Allo!
'Allo 'Allo!
BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.

Cheers
Cheers
Sitcom starring Ted Danson.

Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.

Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.
Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.

Knots Landing
Knots Landing
American soap opera.

Dallas
Dallas
Soap opera.

Cars in 1990.

1990 saw the introduction of cars such as the Honda Inspire, the Nissan Primera, the Toyota Previa, the Ford Explorer, the Renault Clio and the Audi S2.

Cars in 1990.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on January 4th, 1990.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1990.

Mr. Bean
Mr. Bean

The Simpsons
The Simpsons

Doogie Howser, M.D.
Doogie Howser, M.D.

Dink, the Little Dinosaur
Dink, the Little Dinosaur

Beetlejuice
Beetlejuice

Saved by the Bell
Saved by the Bell

Hey Dude
Hey Dude

Babar
Babar

Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers
Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers

Noozles
Noozles

Roseanne
Roseanne

Garfield and Friends
Garfield and Friends

Count Duckula
Count Duckula

The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Fireman Sam
Fireman Sam

Full House
Full House

DuckTales
DuckTales

Adventures of the Little Koala
Adventures of the Little Koala

21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street

Married... with Children
Married... with Children

ALF
ALF

The Real Ghostbusters
The Real Ghostbusters

Pingu
Pingu

Growing Pains
Growing Pains

The Care Bears
The Care Bears

Adventures of the Gummi Bears
Adventures of the Gummi Bears

Thomas the Tank Engine
Thomas the Tank Engine

The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show

Muppet Babies
Muppet Babies

Alvin and the Chipmunks
Alvin and the Chipmunks

Danger Mouse
Danger Mouse

The Smurfs
The Smurfs

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Toys

Popular toys and games in 1990.

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

Yo-yo
Yo-yo

Lego Pirates
Lego Pirates

Polly Pocket
Polly Pocket

The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive

The Game Boy
The Game Boy

Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures

The Ghostbusters Proton Pack
The Ghostbusters Proton Pack

Koosh Ball
Koosh Ball

Boglins (hand puppets)
Boglins (hand puppets)

Jenga
Jenga

Micro Machines
Micro Machines

Popples
Popples

The Nintendo Entertainment System
The Nintendo Entertainment System

Sylvanian Families
Sylvanian Families

Mr Frosty
Mr Frosty

Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Pogo ball / Lolo ball

Transformers
Transformers

My Little Pony (figures)
My Little Pony (figures)

Screwball Scramble
Screwball Scramble

Cabbage Patch Kids
Cabbage Patch Kids

Water Ring Toss
Water Ring Toss

The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in January of 1990.

World Cup Italia '90 1990
World Cup Italia '90
Soccer game for the Sega Mega Drive.

Super Mario World 1990
Super Mario World
Released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.

Batman: The Video Game 1989
Batman: The Video Game
Released on the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse 1989
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
Released on the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Herzog Zwei 1989
Herzog Zwei
Real-time strategy video game for the SEGA.

The Revenge of Shinobi 1989
The Revenge of Shinobi
Platform game by SEGA.

Golden Axe 1989
Golden Axe
Conan the Barbarian-style beat 'em-up game.

DuckTales 1989
DuckTales
Originally released for the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Super Mario Land 1989
Super Mario Land
Released for the Game Boy.

SimCity 1989
SimCity
A city-building simulation game developed by Maxis.

RoboCop 1988
RoboCop
Released for arcade, the Amstrad, the NES and the Spectrum.

Gain Ground 1988
Gain Ground
Action-strategy arcade game.

Paperboy 1986
Paperboy
Action game where the player takes control of a paperboy.

Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt
Light gun shooter game.

1990 - TV stations, commercials and shows.

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

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1990.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out January 4th, 1996 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 4th.

Sir Isaac Newton

Scientist. Deceased
Born on January 4th, 1643
He was not alive on this date.

Alice Cooper

Singer.
Born on January 4th, 1948
He turned 42 on this day in 1990.

Chris Kanyon

Professional wrestler. Deceased
Born on January 4th, 1970
He turned 20 on this day in 1990.

Derrick Henry

NFL player.
Born on January 4th, 1994
He was born exactly 4 years after this date.

Weather details

Weather on January 4th, 1990.

Historical weather information for January 4th, 1990.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 11.7 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 42.9 degrees Fahrenheit. 6.06 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.54cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 6.06 degrees Celsius.
USA

US President.

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on January 4th, 1990.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 4th, 1990.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 4th, 1990 was most likely conceived around April 13th, 1989.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 4th, 1990 is close to September 27th, 1990.

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Stats for January 4th, 1990

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 4th, 1990.

  • A total of 11,907 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,701 weeks have passed.
  • 1,028,761,200 seconds have passed since the January 4th, 1990.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,200,221,400 times.
  • Since January 4th, 1990, the Earth has travelled approximately 530,840,779,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 171,460,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 88,473,463 steps. That's about 39,322 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,345,134 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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