February 18th, 1990

February 18th, 1990, fell on a Sunday. It was day 49 of 1990. The decade was the 1990s.

30 years, 7 months and 4 days have passed since February 18th, 1990.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on February 18th, 1990:

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

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

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

Take Me Back!

The date is February 18th, 1990 and it's a Sunday. People are enjoying their weekend. Valentine's Day of 1990 has just passed.

In America, the song Opposites Attract by Paula Abdul 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 Hard to Kill 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 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.

The first steps to end apartheid in South Africa have been taken following the release of Nelson Mandela and the unbanning of the ANC earlier on this month. Negotiations between the two sides are expected to continue this year. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "Sherlock Holmes", "The Golden Girls" and "Seinfeld". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse", "Super Mario World" and "World Cup Italia '90".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Danger Mouse", "Growing Pains" and "Noozles". Popular toys include the likes of "Water Ring Toss", "My Little Pony (figures)", "Popples" and "Micro Machines".


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 February 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.

  • Polly Pocket

    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

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 30 years, 7 months and 4 days have passed since February 18th, 1990.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 07 of 1990.
  • Leap Year: 1990 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on February 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 635299200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around February 18th, 1990:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 18th, 1990, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Aquarius is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1990 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: February 18th, 1990 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Family Matters - Sitcom starring Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Otis Winslow.
  • Saved by the Bell - Comedy series about a group of friends in high school.
  • Seinfeld - Comedy sitcom starring Jerry Seinfeld.
  • Quantum Leap - TV show about a scientist that finds himself inside the body of a different person each week.
  • Roseanne - Comedy TV show about a working class family called the Conners.
  • The Wonder Years - A TV show that was set in the late sixties.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Animated series about a team of four teenage turtles.
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation - Starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean‑Luc Picard.
  • Full House - Sitcom about a widowed man who looks after his three daughters.
  • 21 Jump Street - TV series starring Johnny Depp.
  • Married... with Children - Comedy series starring Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy.
  • Matlock - Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.

1990 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1990.

"Nellie the Elephant" - "The Simpsons" - "Doogie Howser, M.D." - "Saved by the Bell" - "Hey Dude" - "Babar" - "Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers" - "Noozles" - "Roseanne" - "Garfield and Friends" - "Count Duckula" - "The Wonder Years" - "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" - "Fireman Sam" - "Full House" - "DuckTales" - "Adventures of the Little Koala" - "21 Jump Street" - "Married... with Children" - "ALF" - "The Real Ghostbusters" - "Pingu" - "Growing Pains" - "Thomas the Tank Engine" - "The Cosby Show" - "Muppet Babies" - "Alvin and the Chipmunks" - "Danger Mouse" - "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood"


1990 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1990:

  • Yo-yo
  • Polly Pocket
  • Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
  • Game Boy
  • Jenga
  • Micro Machines
  • Popples
  • Sylvanian Families
  • Transformers
  • My Little Pony (figures)
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 18th of February:


Weather

Weather information for February 18th, 1990:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 10.9 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a windy day. There were 3 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 19.9 degrees Fahrenheit. -6.72 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 7.94 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.02cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on February 18th, 1990.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on February 18th, 1990 was probably conceived around the 11th of May, 1989. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 18th, 1990 is the 28th of November, 1990. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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.
  • Gain Ground - Action-strategy arcade game.
  • Duck Hunt - Light gun shooter game.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about February 18th, 1990.

  • 11,175 days have passed since this date.
  • 965,516,400 seconds have passed since the February 18th, 1990.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,126,435,800 times.
  • Since February 18th, 1990, earth has travelled approximately 498,206,462,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 160,919,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 83,034,410 steps. That's about 36,904 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,586,197 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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