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February 16, 1990

February 16, 1990, was a Friday. It was the 47th day of 1990. The decade was the nineties.

34 years and 17 days have passed since February 16, 1990.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

Birthdays

Born on February 16, 1990

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on February 16, 1990:

  • United States: "Opposites Attract" by Paula Abdul
  • United Kingdom: "Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinead O'Connor

The Billboard Hot 100 on February 16, 1990

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Opposites Attract - Paula Abdul (Duet With The Wild Pair)
  • Two To Make It Right - Seduction
  • Downtown Train - Rod Stewart
  • Janie's Got A Gun - Aerosmith
  • How Am I Supposed To Live Without You - Michael Bolton
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.
Hard to Kill

Top movie

The movie "Hard to Kill" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Facts

This date was 12,436 days ago. Approximately 415 months have passed. It was the 47th day of 1990, in week 07. The decade was the nineties. People born on this day are currently 34 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. We have gone through approximately 138 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to February 16, 1990

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Friday, February 16, 1990. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Aquarius. People have "that Friday feeling" and are excited for the weekend.

Valentine's Day of 1990 has just passed. In America, the song "Opposites Attract" by Paula Abdul is at the top of the singles charts, while "Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinead O'Connor is the number-one song in the UK. George W. Bush Snr. is the President of the United States, and the movie Hard to Kill 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 Communist Party of the Soviet Union has agreed to give up its monopoly on power.

Footage of South African activist Nelson Mandela being released from prison after 27 years in captivity is being broadcast around the world. In boxing, Buster Douglas has just pulled off a shock win over the undefeated "Iron Mike" Tyson. In Europe, an agreement has just been reached to reunify Germany as one country.

NASA space probe Voyager 1 has recently sent back a photograph of the earth from 6 billion kilometers away. The United Kingdom and Argentina have restored diplomatic relations that were severed in 1982 following Argentina's invasion of the Falkland Islands. American musician Ike Turner has just been sentenced to four years in prison for possession of cocaine.

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 "Last of the Summer Wine", "Who's the Boss?", "Murder, She Wrote", and "The Wonder Years". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Gain Ground", "SimCity", "The Revenge of Shinobi", and "Batman: The Video Game".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Alvin and the Chipmunks", "21 Jump Street", "The Simpsons", and "Mr. Bean". Popular toys at the moment include My Little Pony (figures), Mr Frosty, Boglins (hand puppets), and Yo-yo.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on February 16, 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 February 16, 1990.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to February 16, 1990.

  • 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.
  • January 28, 1990: Super Bowl XXIV: The San Francisco 49ers defeat the Denver Broncos by 55-10 at the Louisiana Superdome.
  • 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.
  • This date: February 16, 1990
  • March 2, 1990: The Hunt for Red October (1990) is released.
  • March 4, 1990: American college basketball player Hank Gathers dies after collapsing during a game.
  • March 11, 1990: Lithuania declares independence from the Soviet Union.
  • March 18, 1990: 15-year-old twins Dannette and Jeanette Millbrook go missing in Augusta, Georgia.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 16, 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 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 16, 1990 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

Early 1990s fashion

Photographs of early 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 1990s fashion

Television shows

TV series on February 16, 1990

TV audiences were watching the following shows on February 16, 1990:

TV shows from February 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
Matlock
Matlock
MacGyver
MacGyver
The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls
Charles in Charge
Charles in Charge
Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Who's the Boss?
Who's the Boss?
The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Night Court
Night Court
'Allo 'Allo!
'Allo 'Allo!
Cheers
Cheers
Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.
Knots Landing
Knots Landing
Dallas
Dallas

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 February 16, 1990

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

Nellie the Elephant
Nellie the Elephant
Mr. Bean
Mr. Bean
The Simpsons
The Simpsons

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 in 1990:

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
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 February 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
Paperboy 1986
Paperboy
Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt

Were you born on February 16, 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 February 16, 1996, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on February 16.

Sonny Bono

Sonny Bono

Singer Deceased
Born on February 16, 1935
He turned 55 on this day in 1990.

Kim Jong-il

Kim Jong-il

North Korean leader Deceased
Born on February 16, 1941
He turned 49 on this day in 1990.

Margaux Hemingway

Margaux Hemingway

Fashion model Deceased
Born on February 16, 1954
She turned 36 on this day in 1990.

Ice-T

Ice-T

Rapper / Actor
Born on February 16, 1958
He turned 32 on this day in 1990.

USA

US President

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on February 16, 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 February 16, 1990 was most likely conceived around May 26, 1989.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 16, 1990 is close to November 9, 1990.

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Stats for February 16, 1990

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about February 16, 1990:

  • 12,436 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,776 weeks have passed.
  • 1,074,470,400 seconds have passed since February 16, 1990.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,253,548,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 554,426,726,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 179,078,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 92,404,454 steps. That's roughly 41,069 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,893,645 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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