January 31st, 1990, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 31 of 1990. The decade was the 1990s.
30 years, 7 months and 23 days have passed since January 31st, 1990.
On This Date
Events that occurred on January 31st, 1990:
The first McDonald's fast-food outlet is opened in the Soviet Union.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 31st, 1990:
United States: How Am I Supposed To Live Without You - Michael Bolton
United Kingdom: Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Born on the Fourth of July" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is January 31st, 1990 and it's a Wednesday. 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, Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O'Connor is the number one hit song.
George W. Bush Snr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Born on the Fourth of July 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.
The horror comedy film "Tremors", starring Kevin Bacon, is currently 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.
In celebrity news, Actor Michael Keaton and Caroline McWilliams have just been divorced. The Soviet Union is currently dissolving. Meanwhile, US President George H. W. Bush has just given his first State of the Union address since he became president. In his speech, Bush proposed that the United States and the Soviet Union cut back on their military spending in Europe. The first McDonald's fast-food outlet has just been opened in the Soviet Union.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "Who's the Boss?", "The Golden Girls", "Full House" and "Seinfeld". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Gain Ground", "SimCity", "Golden Axe" and "Super Mario World". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Growing Pains", "Fireman Sam", "Count Duckula" and "Garfield and Friends".
If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Easy-Bake Oven", "My Little Pony (figures)", "Popples" and "Sega Genesis / Mega Drive".
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 31st, 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, 7 months and 23 days have passed since January 31st, 1990.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 05 of 1990.
Leap Year: 1990 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on January 31st, 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 633744000.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around January 31st, 1990:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.1 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a windy day. There were 3 hours of sunshine.
New York, USA: Temperature: 31.6 degrees Fahrenheit. -0.22 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
London, England: Temperature: 7.89 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 6.1cm.
Who was the US President on this particular date?
George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on January 31st, 1990.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on January 31st, 1990 was probably conceived around the 23rd of April, 1989. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 31st, 1990 is the 10th of November, 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.
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.
Gain Ground - Action-strategy arcade game.
Duck Hunt - Light gun shooter game.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about January 31st, 1990.
11,194 days have passed since this date.
967,158,000 seconds have passed since the January 31st, 1990.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,128,351,000 times.
Since January 31st, 1990, earth has travelled approximately 499,053,528,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 161,193,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 83,175,588 steps. That's about 36,967 miles!
Since this date, 11,605,896 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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