April 8th, 1990, fell on a Sunday. It was day 98 of 1990. The decade was the 1990s.
31 years, 0 months and 14 days have passed since April 8th, 1990.
On This Date
Events that occurred on April 8th, 1990:
18-year-old Ryan White dies from AIDS after having contracted the virus from contaminated blood during a treatment in 1984.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 8th, 1990:
United States: Love Will Lead You Back - Taylor Dayne
United Kingdom: The Power - Snap
Movie Box Office
Which movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Pretty Woman" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is April 8th, 1990 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.
The summer of 1990 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise. In America, the song Love Will Lead You Back by Taylor Dayne is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, The Power by Snap is the number one hit song.
George W. Bush Snr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Pretty Woman is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Margaret Thatcher is the current Prime Minister. 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.
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 film "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" is currently being shown in movie theaters. A riot is currently taking place at the Strangeways Prison in Manchester, England.
Former National Security Advisor John Poindexter has been found guilty of 5 charges relating to his involvement in the Iran-Contra affair. 158 people have tragically lost their lives in a fire that broke out on a ferry travelling between Norway and Denmark. 18-year-old Ryan White has passed away from AIDS after having contracted the disease during a blood transfusion back in 1984.
In Europe, the Soviet Union is continuing to dissolve as Communist-controlled Yugoslavia holds its first free elections since 1938. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Golden Girls", "Matlock", "Seinfeld" and "Family Matters". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Gain Ground", "The Revenge of Shinobi" and "Herzog Zwei".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Alvin and the Chipmunks", "Fireman Sam", "Count Duckula" and "Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Jenga", "Game Boy", "Sega Genesis / Mega Drive" 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 April 8th, 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.
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.
Best football players in 1990.
The best soccer / 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.
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.
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.
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:
This date fell on a weekend.
31 years, 0 months and 14 days have passed since April 8th, 1990.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 14 of 1990.
Leap Year: 1990 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on April 8th, 1990, will be 31 years of age.
George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on April 8th, 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 April 8th, 1990 was probably conceived around the 29th of June, 1989. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 8th, 1990 is the 16th of January, 1991. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about April 8th, 1990.
11,337 days have passed since this date.
979,516,800 seconds have passed since the April 8th, 1990.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,142,769,600 times.
Since April 8th, 1990, earth has travelled approximately 505,430,668,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 163,252,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 84,238,445 steps. That's about 37,439 miles!
Since this date, 11,754,202 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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