January 8th, 1990, fell on a Monday. It was day 8 of 1990. The decade was the 1990s.
30 years, 9 months and 11 days have passed since January 8th, 1990.
On This Date
Events that occurred on January 8th, 1990:
The song "Nothing Compares 2 U" is released by Irish singer Sinead O'Connor.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 8th, 1990:
United States: Another Day In Paradise - Phil Collins
United Kingdom: Hangin' Tough - New Kids on the Block
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 8th, 1990 and it's a Monday. 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, Hangin' Tough by New Kids on the Block 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. 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.
A man called Arthur Shawcross has been arrested on suspicion of being the serial killer behind the murders of 12 women in Rochester, New York. Scottish actor Ian Charleson has passed away from AIDS at the age of 40. The "Leaning Tower of Pisa" in Italy has been closed to the public due to safety concerns that it is "leaning too much".
In music, Irish singer Sinead O'Connor has just released her song "Nothing Compares 2 U". People are watching popular TV shows such as "Knots Landing", "Magnum, P.I.", "Who's the Boss?" and "Full House". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Gain Ground", "SimCity" and "Batman: The Video Game".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Real Ghostbusters", "DuckTales", "Count Duckula" and "Roseanne". Popular toys include the likes of "My Little Pony (figures)", "Jenga", "Game Boy" 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 8th, 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.
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 and information about this date:
30 years, 9 months and 11 days have passed since January 8th, 1990.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 02 of 1990.
Leap Year: 1990 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on January 8th, 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 631756800.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around January 8th, 1990:
December 11th, 1989: Bulgarian leader Petar Mladenov announces that the Communist Party in Bulgaria will abandon its monopoly on power.
Dublin, Ireland: It was 11.3 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a windy day. There were 3 hours of sunshine.
New York, USA: Temperature: 35.9 degrees Fahrenheit. 2.17 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
London, England: Temperature: 7.94 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.02cm.
Who was the US President on this particular date?
George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on January 8th, 1990.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on January 8th, 1990 was probably conceived around the 31st of March, 1989. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 8th, 1990 is the 18th of October, 1990. (Rough Estimate).
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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about January 8th, 1990.
11,243 days have passed since this date.
971,391,600 seconds have passed since the January 8th, 1990.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,133,290,200 times.
Since January 8th, 1990, earth has travelled approximately 501,238,065,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 161,898,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 83,539,678 steps. That's about 37,129 miles!
Since this date, 11,656,699 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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