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May 17th, 1990

May 17th, 1990, fell on a Thursday. It was day 137 of 1990. The decade was the 1990s.

30 years, 5 months and 7 days have passed since May 17th, 1990.


On This Date

Events that occurred on May 17th, 1990:

  • The World Health Organization removes homosexuality from its list of diseases.
  • Manchester United win the FA Cup final with a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 17th, 1990:

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

Movie Box Office

What 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 May 17th, 1990 and it's a Thursday. 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.

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. The World Health Organization has officially removed homosexuality from its list of diseases. Meanwhile, in soccer, Manchester United have won the FA Cup after defeating Crystal Palace 1-0 in a replay. The winning goal came from left-back Lee Martin. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Columbo.", "Last of the Summer Wine", "Only Fools and Horses" and "Murder, She Wrote".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Super Mario Land", "Golden Axe", "Super Mario World" and "Phantasy Star II". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", "Danger Mouse", "Garfield and Friends" and "Noozles". Popular toys include the likes of "Water Ring Toss", "Transformers", "Sega Genesis / Mega Drive" and "Yo-yo".


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 May 17th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • 30 years, 5 months and 7 days have passed since May 17th, 1990.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 1990.
  • Leap Year: 1990 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 17th, 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 642898800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 17th, 1990:

  • April 24th, 1990: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched into space.
  • April 27th, 1990: The video game "Final Fantasy III" is released.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 17th, 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).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 17th, 1990 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

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

  • 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.

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" - "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 17th of May:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 17th of May:

  • Constitution Day (Norway)

Weather

Weather information for May 17th, 1990:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 17.0 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 60.3 degrees Fahrenheit. 15.72 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 16cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 15.17 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on May 17th, 1990.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 17th, 1990 was probably conceived around the 7th of August, 1989. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 17th, 1990 is the 24th of February, 1991. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 17th, 1990.

  • 11,118 days have passed since this date.
  • 960,595,200 seconds have passed since the May 17th, 1990.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,120,694,400 times.
  • Since May 17th, 1990, earth has travelled approximately 495,667,123,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 160,099,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 82,611,187 steps. That's about 36,716 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,527,142 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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