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May 16th, 1990.

May 16th, 1990, was a Wednesday. It was day 136 of 1990. The decade was the 1990s.

31 years, 6 months and 18 days have passed since May 16th, 1990.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On this day.

What happened on May 16th, 1990?

  • American singer Sammy Davis Jr. dies from cancer at the age of 64.
  • "The Muppets" creator Jim Henson dies from pneumonia at the age of 53.
  • Ice Cube releases his debut album "AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted".

Born on May 16th, 1990.

People who were born on this exact date.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 16th, 1990.

  • United States: Vogue - Madonna
  • United Kingdom: Killer - Adamski

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 16th, 1990.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor
  • Vogue - Madonna
  • I Wanna Be Rich - Calloway
  • All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You - Heart
  • How Can We Be Lovers - Michael Bolton
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.
Pretty Woman

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Pretty Woman" was at the top of the box office on May 16th, 1990.

Take me back to May 16th, 1990!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 16th, 1990 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. The summer of 1990 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual.

In America, the song Vogue by Madonna is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Killer by Adamski 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. 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. Rapper Ice Cube has just released his solo debut album "AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted". This is the rapper's first album since his bitter split with N.W.A. Tributes are pouring in for singer Sammy Davis Jr., who recently passed away from throat cancer.

Jim Henson, who created "the Muppets", has passed away at the age of 53 from pneumonia. 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 "Sherlock Holmes", "Murder, She Wrote", "The Golden Girls" and "The Wonder Years".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "SimCity", "Super Mario Land" and "Batman: The Video Game". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Pingu", "The Real Ghostbusters", "Roseanne" and "The Simpsons". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Screwball Scramble, Mr Frosty, Popples and Jenga.

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 16th, 1990.

  • Eurovision 1990.

    Eurovision 1990.

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

  • 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 coloured tights, denim overalls, black leather jackets with shoulder pads, neon coloured 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 fashion.

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

    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 console 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 games 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 31 years, 6 months and 18 days have passed since May 16th, 1990.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1990.
  • Leap Year: 1990 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 16th, 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 642812400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 16th, 1990.

  • April 24th, 1990: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched into space.
  • 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.
  • This date: May 16th, 1990
  • 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.
  • June 7th, 1990: The Nickelodeon Studios open.
  • June 8th, 1990: The 1990 FIFA World Cup starts in Italy.
  • June 14th, 1990: The Detroit Pistons win the 1990 NBA Finals after they defeat the Portland Trail Blazers 4-1.
  • June 15th, 1990: Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) is released.

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 16th, 1990, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Taurus is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • 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: May 16th, 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.

TV shows from May, 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.

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.

Dallas
Dallas
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.

Kids' TV shows on May 16th, 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

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.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out May 16th, 1996 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

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

Liberace

American pianist. Deceased
Born on May 16th, 1919
He was not alive on this date.

Pierce Brosnan

Actor.
Born on May 16th, 1953
He turned 37 on this day in 1990.

Janet Jackson

Singer.
Born on May 16th, 1966
She turned 24 on this day in 1990.

David Boreanaz

Actor.
Born on May 16th, 1969
He turned 21 on this day in 1990.

Tucker Carlson

TV presenter.
Born on May 16th, 1969
He turned 21 on this day in 1990.

Wee Man

Stunt performer.
Born on May 16th, 1973
He turned 17 on this day in 1990.

Megan Fox

American actress.
Born on May 16th, 1986
She turned 4 on this day in 1990.

Omos

Wrestler.
Born on May 16th, 1994
He was born exactly 4 years after this date.

Weather on May 16th, 1990.

Historical weather information for May 16th, 1990.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 17.1 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 62.9 degrees Fahrenheit. 17.17 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 6.6cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 15.5 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.25cm.

US President.

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on May 16th, 1990.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 16th, 1990.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 16th, 1990 was most likely conceived around August 23rd, 1989.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 16th, 1990 is close to February 6th, 1991.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 16th, 1990.

  • A total of 11,524 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,646 weeks have passed.
  • 995,677,200 seconds have passed since the May 16th, 1990.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,161,623,400 times.
  • Since May 16th, 1990, the earth has travelled approximately 513,769,435,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 165,946,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 85,628,239 steps. That's about 38,057 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,948,126 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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