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January 28, 1990

January 28, 1990, was a Sunday. It was 34 years, 2 months, and 17 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

On This Day

Events

Notable events that occurred on January 28, 1990:

  • Super Bowl XXIV: The San Francisco 49ers defeat the Denver Broncos by 55-10 at the Louisiana Superdome.
Song charts

Popular songs

On January 28, 1990, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You" by Michael Bolton
  • United Kingdom: "Tears On My Pillow" by Kylie Minogue

The music charts on January 28, 1990

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • How Am I Supposed To Live Without You - Michael Bolton
  • Pump Up The Jam - Technotronic Featuring Felly
  • Downtown Train - Rod Stewart
  • Everything - Jody Watley
  • Two To Make It Right - Seduction
Play the top songs 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.
Born on the Fourth of July

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Born on the Fourth of July".

Facts

This date was 12,496 days ago. Approximately 417 months have passed. It was the 28th day of 1990, in week 04. The decade was the nineties. People born on this day are currently 34 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. 139 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to January 28, 1990

Let's go back to the nineties.

It is Sunday, January 28, 1990. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Aquarius. People are currently enjoying their weekend. However, because it's a Sunday, some are dreading the days ahead.

In America, the song "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You" by Michael Bolton is at the top of the singles charts, while "Tears On My Pillow" by Kylie Minogue is the number-one song in the UK. George W. Bush Snr. is the President of the United States, and the movie Born on the Fourth of July is at the top of the box office. Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Texting is not a thing yet. Instead, people are using landline phones and pagers. Furthermore, most people have never heard of the Internet. 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. The horror comedy film "Tremors", starring Kevin Bacon, is being shown in movie theaters. In north-western Europe, over 80 people have been left dead following a violent windstorm.

In American Football, the San Francisco 49ers have won the Super Bowl after beating the Denver Broncos 55-10 at the Louisiana Superdome. 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 still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Dallas", "Magnum, P.I.", "'Allo 'Allo!", and "Seinfeld".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Gain Ground", "RoboCop", "Super Mario Land", and "World Cup Italia '90". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "The Cosby Show", "Pingu", "21 Jump Street", and "Hey Dude". Popular toys at the moment include Screwball Scramble, Popples, the Game Boy, and the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on January 28, 1990.

  • People are using pagers to communicate.

    People are using pagers to communicate

    Pagers achieved mainstream popularity during the 1990s. 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.

    Bart Simpson t-shirts

    15 million Bart Simpson t-shirts were sold in 1990. 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 was largely a continuation of the 1980s. Popular outfits included colored tights, denim overalls, black leather jackets with shoulder pads, neon-colored 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.
  • Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style.

    Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style

    By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, sales of wallpaper started to decline. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, people were beginning to opt for minimalist, painted walls.
  • George H. W. Bush.

    George H. W. Bush

    US President George H. W. Bush was named Time Person of the Year in 1990.
  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie

    People are wearing an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie".
  • 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 game consoles. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.
  • The Game Boy.

    The Game Boy

    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

    VCRs became a common household item in the mid-1980s. By that stage, prices had started to drop. This device gave people the ability to play VCR tapes and record TV programs and movies.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on January 28, 1990.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to January 28, 1990.

  • January 1, 1990: The first episode of "Mr. Bean" is aired.
  • January 2, 1990: American actor Alan Hale dies from cancer at the age of 68.
  • January 3, 1990: Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega surrenders to the U.S. military.
  • January 4, 1990: The first episode of British sitcom "One Foot in the Grave" is aired.
  • January 5, 1990: Genesee River Killer: Serial killer Arthur Shawcross is arrested.
  • January 6, 1990: Scottish actor Ian Charleson dies from AIDS.
  • January 8, 1990: The song "Nothing Compares 2 U" is released by Irish singer Sinead O'Connor.
  • January 15, 1990: Former FBI informant William O'Neal is killed after he runs into traffic on Interstate 290 in Illinois.
  • January 18, 1990: Washington, D.C. Mayor Marion Barry is arrested for drug possession.
  • January 19, 1990: Tremors (1990) is released.
  • January 20, 1990:
    • The song "I Wish It Would Rain Down" is released by Phil Collins.
    • American actress Barbara Stanwyck passes away at the age of 82.
  • January 25, 1990: The Burns' Day storm reaches north-western Europe, causing 97 fatalities.
  • This date: January 28, 1990
  • January 31, 1990: The first McDonald's fast-food outlet is opened in the Soviet Union.
  • February 7, 1990: The Soviet Communist Party agrees to give up its monopoly on power.
  • February 11, 1990:
    • Boxing: Buster Douglas causes an upset by defeating Mike Tyson in Tokyo, Japan.
    • Nelson Mandela is freed from prison.
  • February 14, 1990: The famous "Pale Blue Dot" photograph of Earth is sent back by Voyager 1.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 28, 1990, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1990 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 28, 1990 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Early 1990s fashion

Photographs of early 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 1990s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1990

In January 1990, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from January 1990.

One Foot in the Grave
One Foot in the Grave
Family Matters
Family Matters
Seinfeld
Seinfeld
Quantum Leap
Quantum Leap
Roseanne
Roseanne
In the Heat of the Night
In the Heat of the Night
The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Full House
Full House
My Two Dads
My Two Dads
21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street
Married... with Children
Married... with Children

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 28, 1990

If you were a kid on January 28, 1990, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

Nellie the Elephant
Nellie the Elephant
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
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1990

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

Fear Street books
Fear Street books
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
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in January 1990.

World Cup Italia '90 1990
World Cup Italia '90
Super Mario World 1990
Super Mario World
Batman: The Video Game 1989
Batman: The Video Game
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse 1989
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
Herzog Zwei 1989
Herzog Zwei
The Revenge of Shinobi 1989
The Revenge of Shinobi
Golden Axe 1989
Golden Axe
DuckTales 1989
DuckTales
Super Mario Land 1989
Super Mario Land
SimCity 1989
SimCity
RoboCop 1988
RoboCop
Gain Ground 1988
Gain Ground

Were you born on January 28, 1990?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out January 28, 1996, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on January 28.

Rick Ross

Rick Ross

Rapper
Born on January 28, 1976
He turned 14 on this day in 1990.

Joey Fatone

Joey Fatone

NSYNC
Born on January 28, 1977
He turned 13 on this day in 1990.

Sheamus

Sheamus

Wrestler
Born on January 28, 1978
He turned 12 on this day in 1990.

Papa Bouba Diop

Papa Bouba Diop

Soccer player Deceased
Born on January 28, 1978
He turned 12 on this day in 1990.

Jamie Carragher

Jamie Carragher

Former soccer player
Born on January 28, 1978
He turned 12 on this day in 1990.

Nick Carter

Nick Carter

Singer
Born on January 28, 1980
He turned 10 on this day in 1990.

Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood

Actor
Born on January 28, 1981
He turned 9 on this day in 1990.

USA

US President

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on January 28, 1990.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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 28, 1990 was most likely conceived around May 7, 1989.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 28, 1990 is close to October 21, 1990.

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Stats for January 28, 1990

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about January 28, 1990:

  • 12,496 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,785 weeks have passed.
  • 1,079,650,800 seconds have passed since January 28, 1990.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,259,592,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 557,099,812,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 179,941,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 92,849,969 steps. That's roughly 41,267 miles.
  • 12,955,810 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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