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May 4th, 1990.

May 4th, 1990, was a Friday. It was day 124 of 1990. The decade was the 1990s.

31 years and 2 days have passed since May 4th, 1990.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On this day.

What happened on May 4th, 1990?

  • Latvia declares its independence from the Soviet Union.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 4th, 1990.

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

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" was at the top of the box office on May 4th, 1990.

Take me back to May 4th, 1990!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 4th, 1990 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The summer of 1990 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual. 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. 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. A new game called "Final Fantasy III" has just been released on the Nintendo Entertainment System. In soccer, Liverpool have won their 18th league title after beating Queens Park Rangers 2-1.

Game show host Alex Trebek has tied the knot with 27-year-old real estate mogul Jean Currivan in Los Angeles. The Soviet Union is continuing to dissolve as Latvia declares its independence from the USSR. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Only Fools and Horses", "Cheers", "Murder, She Wrote" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Gain Ground", "Golden Axe", "Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse" and "Phantasy Star II". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Thomas the Tank Engine", "Adventures of the Little Koala", "Fireman Sam" and "Doogie Howser, M.D.". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Easy-Bake Oven, Transformers, the Game Boy and Yo-yo.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on May 4th, 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.

  • Eurovision 1990.

    The 1990 Eurovision song contest is held in Zagreb, Croatia. Italy win the contest with the song "Insieme: 1992" by Toto Cutugno.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 31 years and 2 days have passed since May 4th, 1990.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 of 1990.
  • Leap Year: 1990 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 4th, 1990, will be 31 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1990 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 641775600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 4th, 1990.

  • 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 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.
  • April 27th, 1990: The video game "Final Fantasy III" is released.
  • This date: May 4th, 1990
  • 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.
  • May 29th, 1990: Investor Warren Buffet becomes a billionaire.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 4th, 1990, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • 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 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 4th, 1990 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Photos of early 1990s fashion.

Photographs of early 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of early 1990s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • Twin Peaks - Crime drama.
  • One Foot in the Grave - British sitcom following the life of Victor Meldrew.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on May 4th, 1990.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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
  • The Real Ghostbusters
  • Pingu
  • Growing Pains
  • Thomas the Tank Engine
  • The Cosby Show
  • Muppet Babies
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks
  • Danger Mouse
  • Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Popular toys and games in 1990.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1990.

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

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Phantasy Star II - RPG game developed by SEGA.
  • 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.
  • The Revenge of Shinobi - Platform game by SEGA.
  • Golden Axe - Conan the Barbarian-style beat 'em-up game.
  • Super Mario Land - Released for the Game Boy.
  • SimCity - City-building simulation game developed by Maxis.
  • Gain Ground - Action-strategy arcade game.
  • Duck Hunt - Light gun shooter game.

1990 - TV stations, commercials and shows.

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

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 4th of May.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 4th of May.

  • Greenery Day (Japan)
  • Star Wars Day

Weather on May 4th, 1990.

Historical weather information for May 4th, 1990.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 23.4 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 51.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 10.83 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 18.89 degrees Celsius.

US President.

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on May 4th, 1990.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 4th, 1990.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 4th, 1990.

  • A total of 11,325 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,617 weeks have passed.
  • 978,480,000 seconds have passed since the May 4th, 1990.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,141,560,000 times.
  • Since May 4th, 1990, the earth has travelled approximately 504,895,680,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 163,080,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 84,149,280 steps. That's about 37,400 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,741,760 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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