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April 26th, 1990.

April 26th, 1990, was a Thursday. It was day 116 of 1990. The decade was the Nineties.

32 years, 9 months and 10 days have passed since April 26th, 1990.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Song charts

Popular songs.

On April 26th, 1990, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.

  • United States: Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor
  • United Kingdom: Vogue - Madonna

The record charts on April 26th, 1990.

The following singles were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor
  • Don't Wanna Fall In Love - Jane Child
  • All Around The World - Lisa Stansfield
  • I Wanna Be Rich - Calloway
  • I'll Be Your Everything - Tommy Page
Play the top hits 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.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Top movie.

The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles".

Take me back to April 26th, 1990!

Let's go back in time!

The date is April 26th, 1990, and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. The summer of 1990 is drawing closer and temperatures have started to rise.

In America, the song Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O'Connor is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Vogue by Madonna is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Snr. is currently the President of the United States, and the movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, Margaret Thatcher is the current Prime Minister. Texting is not a thing yet. Instead, people are using landline phones and pagers. Furthermore, the vast majority of people still have no idea what "the Internet" is. 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. Authorities in Eagan, Minnesota are searching for missing 17-year-old Christopher Kerze, who recently disappeared from his family home. Former baseball player Pete Rose has just pleaded guilty to two charges of filing false income tax returns.

Lebanese kidnappers have released American business professor Robert Polhill after three years of holding him captive. The Hubble Space Telescope has just been launched into space. Meanwhile, in Europe, West Germany and East Germany have agreed to merge their economies. 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 be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Columbo", "Charles in Charge", "Full House" and "In the Heat of the Night". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Gain Ground", "Super Mario Land", "Super Mario World" and "World Cup Italia '90". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Smurfs", "Adventures of the Gummi Bears", "Married... with Children" and "The Simpsons".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as My Little Pony (figures), the Nintendo Entertainment System, Popples and the Game Boy.

News

News topics, nostalgic fads, and pop culture events.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on April 26th, 1990.

  • People are using pagers to communicate.

    People are using pagers to communicate.

    During the 1990s, pagers achieved mainstream popularity. 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 are all the rage.

    Bart Simpson t-shirts are all the rage.

    During the year 1990, 15 million Bart Simpson t-shirts were sold. 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 saw a continuation of the 1980s. Popular outfits included clothes such as 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.

  • Although wallpaper is still common, it is beginning to go out of style.

    Although wallpaper is still common, it is beginning to go out of style.

    By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, wallpaper started to decline in popularity. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, many people opted for minimalist, plain-colored walls.

  • George H. W. Bush.

    George H. W. Bush.

    U.S. President George H. W. Bush. was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1990.

  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie.

    During the 1990s, an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" was in fashion.

  • 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 games consoles during this period. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.

  • The Game Boy.

    The Game Boy.

    During this time, 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.

    From the mid-80s onward, VCRs started to become a common household item. This device gave people the ability to play VCR tapes and record TV programs and movies.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 32 years, 9 months and 10 days have passed since April 26th, 1990.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 17 of 1990.
  • Leap Year: 1990 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on April 26th, 1990 will be 32 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1990 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 641084400.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to April 26th, 1990.

  • March 30th, 1990: The movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) is released.
  • April 1st, 1990: WrestleMania VI: The Ultimate Warrior defeats Hulk Hogan at the SkyDome in Toronto, Canada.
  • April 6th, 1990: The first episode of Australian children's TV show "Round the Twist" is aired.
  • April 8th, 1990: 18-year-old Ryan White dies from AIDS after having contracted the virus from contaminated blood during a treatment in 1984.
  • April 9th, 1990: Four British soldiers are killed after the Provisional IRA detonates a land mine outside of Downpatrick in Northern Ireland.
  • April 15th, 1990: The first episode of the sketch comedy series "In Living Color" is aired.
  • April 24th, 1990: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched into space.
  • This date: April 26th, 1990
  • April 27th, 1990: The video game "Final Fantasy III" is released.
  • May 4th, 1990: Latvia declares its independence from the Soviet Union.
  • May 14th, 1990: Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer moves into Apartment 213 on 924 North 25th Street.
  • May 16th, 1990: Ice Cube releases his debut album "AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted".
  • May 16th, 1990: "The Muppets" creator Jim Henson dies from pneumonia at the age of 53.
  • May 16th, 1990: American singer Sammy Davis Jr. dies from cancer at the age of 64.
  • May 17th, 1990: Manchester United win the FA Cup final with a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace.
  • May 17th, 1990: The World Health Organization removes homosexuality from its list of diseases.
  • May 21st, 1990: The last episode of the sitcom Newhart is aired.
  • May 23rd, 1990: Football: A.C Milan win the European Cup after defeating Benfica 1-0.
  • May 25th, 1990: Back to the Future Part III (1990) is released in cinemas.
  • May 25th, 1990: The Witches (1990) is released.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 26th, 1990, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1990 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 26th, 1990 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.

Personality traits.

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Photos of early 1990s fashion.

Photographs of early 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of early 1990s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows in 1990.

Television shows that people were watching in April, 1990.

TV shows from April, 1990.

Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks
Crime drama.

One Foot in the Grave
One Foot in the Grave
British sitcom following the life of Victor Meldrew.

Family Matters
Family Matters
Sitcom starring Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Otis Winslow.

Seinfeld
Seinfeld
Comedy sitcom starring Jerry Seinfeld.

Quantum Leap
Quantum Leap
TV show about a scientist that finds himself inside the body of a different person each week.

Roseanne
Roseanne
Comedy TV show about a working class family called the Conners.

In the Heat of the Night
In the Heat of the Night
Drama series starring Carroll O'Connor as police chief Bill Gillespie and Howard Rollins as detective Virgil Tibbs.

The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years
A TV show that was set in the late sixties.

Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean‑Luc Picard.

Full House
Full House
Sitcom about a widowed man who looks after his three daughters.

My Two Dads
My Two Dads
Sitcom about two single men raising a teenage daughter.

21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street
TV series starring Johnny Depp.

Married... with Children
Married... with Children
Comedy series starring Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy.

Matlock
Matlock
Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.

MacGyver
MacGyver
TV show about a resourceful secret agent who can solve almost any problem using the mundane objects around him.

The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls
Television series about four mature women who live together in Miami, Florida.

Charles in Charge
Charles in Charge
TV show about a 19-year-old student called Charles, who is played by Scott Baio.

Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.

Who's the Boss?
Who's the Boss?
Sitcom about a retired baseball player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.

The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.

Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Starring Jeremy Brett.

Night Court
Night Court
Sitcom about a night court in Manhattan.

'Allo 'Allo!
'Allo 'Allo!
BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.

Cheers
Cheers
Sitcom starring Ted Danson.

Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.

Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.
Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.

Knots Landing
Knots Landing
American soap opera.

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 April 26th, 1990.

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

In Living Color
In Living Color

Round the Twist
Round the Twist

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

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

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 on this date in 1990.

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 April of 1990.

Phantasy Star II 1990
Phantasy Star II
RPG game developed by SEGA.

World Cup Italia '90 1990
World Cup Italia '90
Soccer game for the Sega Mega Drive.

Super Mario World 1990
Super Mario World
Released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.

Batman: The Video Game 1989
Batman: The Video Game
Released on the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse 1989
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
Released on the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Herzog Zwei 1989
Herzog Zwei
Real-time strategy video game for the SEGA.

The Revenge of Shinobi 1989
The Revenge of Shinobi
Platform game by SEGA.

Golden Axe 1989
Golden Axe
Conan the Barbarian-style beat 'em-up game.

DuckTales 1989
DuckTales
Originally released for the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Super Mario Land 1989
Super Mario Land
Released for the Game Boy.

SimCity 1989
SimCity
A city-building simulation game developed by Maxis.

RoboCop 1988
RoboCop
Released for arcade, the Amstrad, the NES and the Spectrum.

Gain Ground 1988
Gain Ground
Action-strategy arcade game.

Paperboy 1986
Paperboy
Action game where the player takes control of a paperboy.

Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt
Light gun shooter game.

1990 - TV stations, commercials and shows.

A nostalgic video that emulates what television was like back in 1990.

Were you born on this date?

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 April 26th, 1996, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on April 26th.

William Shakespeare

Playwright / Poet. Deceased
Born on April 26th, 1564
He was not alive on this date.

Giancarlo Esposito

Actor.
Born on April 26th, 1958
He turned 32 on this day in 1990.

Jet Li

Actor.
Born on April 26th, 1963
He turned 27 on this day in 1990.

Kevin James

Actor / Comedian.
Born on April 26th, 1965
He turned 25 on this day in 1990.

Melania Trump

First Lady of the United States.
Born on April 26th, 1970
She turned 20 on this day in 1990.

T-Boz

Singer.
Born on April 26th, 1970
She turned 20 on this day in 1990.

Joey Jordison

American musician. Deceased
Born on April 26th, 1975
He turned 15 on this day in 1990.

Channing Tatum

Actor.
Born on April 26th, 1980
He turned 10 on this day in 1990.

Weather details

Weather on April 26th, 1990.

Historical weather information for April 26th, 1990.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.0 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 63.9 degrees Fahrenheit. 17.72 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 11.06 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.51cm.
USA

US President.

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on April 26th, 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 April 26th, 1990 was most likely conceived around August 3rd, 1989.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 26th, 1990 is close to January 17th, 1991.

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Stats for April 26th, 1990

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about April 26th, 1990.

  • A total of 11,974 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,710 weeks have passed.
  • 1,034,557,200 seconds have passed since the April 26th, 1990.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,206,983,400 times.
  • Since April 26th, 1990, the Earth has travelled approximately 533,831,515,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 172,426,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 88,971,919 steps. That's about 39,543 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,414,686 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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