January 18th, 1990, fell on a Thursday. It was day 18 of 1990. The decade was the 1990s.
30 years, 10 months and 7 days have passed since January 18th, 1990.
On This Date
Events that occurred on January 18th, 1990:
Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry is arrested for drug possession.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 18th, 1990:
United States: How Am I Supposed To Live Without You - Michael Bolton
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 18th, 1990 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. In America, the song How Am I Supposed To Live Without You by Michael Bolton 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. In the United Kingdom, Margaret Thatcher is the current Prime Minister.
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. In music, Irish singer Sinead O'Connor has just released her song "Nothing Compares 2 U".
Douglas Wilder has just become the first African American to be elected as a governor in the United States. The Soviet Union is continuing to unravel. In Lithuania, 300,000 people have taken to the streets to demonstrate for independence from the Soviet Union. Meanwhile, in Bulgaria, the National Assembly has voted to end one party Communist rule. The Mayor of the District of Columbia, Marion Barry, has recently been arrested for drug possession.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "Columbo.", "Murder, She Wrote", "Matlock" and "Quantum Leap". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Gain Ground", "Super Mario Land", "Herzog Zwei" and "Batman: The Video Game". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Pingu", "ALF", "DuckTales" and "The Wonder Years".
If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Water Ring Toss", "Transformers", "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 18th, 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, 10 months and 7 days have passed since January 18th, 1990.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 03 of 1990.
Leap Year: 1990 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on January 18th, 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 632620800.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around January 18th, 1990:
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 18th, 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 18th, 1990 was probably conceived around the 10th of April, 1989. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 18th, 1990 is the 28th 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 18th, 1990.
11,269 days have passed since this date.
973,641,600 seconds have passed since the January 18th, 1990.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,135,915,200 times.
Since January 18th, 1990, earth has travelled approximately 502,399,065,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 162,273,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 83,733,178 steps. That's about 37,215 miles!
Since this date, 11,683,699 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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