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May 23, 1990

May 23, 1990, was a Wednesday. It was the 143rd day of 1990. The decade was the nineties.

33 years, 9 months, and 10 days have passed since May 23, 1990.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on May 23, 1990:

  • Football: A.C Milan win the European Cup after defeating Benfica 1-0.
Song charts

Popular songs

On May 23, 1990, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Vogue" by Madonna
  • United Kingdom: "Killer" by Adamski

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 23, 1990

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Vogue - Madonna
  • Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor
  • All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You - Heart
  • Hold On - Wilson Phillips
  • Sending All My Love - Linear
Play the top singles 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.
Bird on a Wire

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Bird on a Wire".

Facts

This date occurred 12,337 days ago. Approximately 411 months have passed. It was the 143rd day of 1990, in week 21. The decade was the nineties. People who were born on May 23, 1990, are now 33 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. 137 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to May 23, 1990

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is May 23, 1990, and it's a Wednesday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Gemini. It is "Hump Day", so many are beginning to think about the weekend ahead.

The summer of 1990 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up, and the evenings are brighter than usual. The school year is nearly finished. Memorial Day weekend is only a few days away, which means that many Americans are planning picnics, barbecues, and other outdoor events to celebrate the unofficial start of summer. In America, the song "Vogue" by Madonna is at the top of the singles charts, while "Killer" by Adamski is the number-one song in the UK.

George W. Bush Snr. is the President of the United States, and the movie Bird on a Wire is at the top of the box office. Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "'Allo 'Allo!", "Night Court", "MacGyver", and "Family Matters".

Texting is not a thing yet. Instead, people are using landline phones and pagers. Furthermore, most people have never heard of the Internet. 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 died from throat cancer. Jim Henson, who created "the Muppets", has passed away at the age of 53 from pneumonia.

In Europe, the Soviet Union is continuing to fall apart. Romania, which was once a Soviet state, has just held its first parliamentary elections after the execution of Communist dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu last December. The series finale of Newhart has just been aired on television and viewers are shocked that the entire sitcom was a dream that the main character was having. Italian side A.C Milan have won the European Cup after defeating Benfica 1-0 in the final. A 68th minute goal by Frank Rijkaard was enough to secure the victory.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Roald Dahl, John Bardeen, and Miles Davis would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Super Mario Land", "DuckTales", "Herzog Zwei", and "World Cup Italia '90". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Growing Pains", "Fireman Sam", "Noozles", and "Beetlejuice".

Children are playing with toys such as the Easy-Bake Oven, Pogo ball / Lolo ball, Jenga, and the Ghostbusters Proton Pack.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 23, 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

    Pagers achieved mainstream popularity during the 1990s. 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.

    Bart Simpson t-shirts

    15 million Bart Simpson t-shirts were sold in 1990. 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 was largely a continuation of the 1980s. Popular outfits included 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.
  • Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style.

    Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style

    By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, sales of wallpaper started to decline. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, people were beginning to opt for minimalist, painted walls.
  • George H. W. Bush.

    George H. W. Bush

    US President George H. W. Bush was named Time Person of the Year in 1990.
  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie

    People are wearing an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie".
  • 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 game consoles. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.
  • The Game Boy.

    The Game Boy

    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

    VCRs became a common household item in the mid-1980s. By that stage, prices had started to drop. This device gave people the ability to play VCR tapes and record TV programs and movies.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around May 23, 1990.

  • April 24, 1990: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched into space.
  • April 27, 1990: The video game "Final Fantasy III" is released.
  • May 4, 1990: Latvia declares its independence from the Soviet Union.
  • May 14, 1990: Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer moves into Apartment 213 on 924 North 25th Street.
  • May 16, 1990:
    • Ice Cube releases his debut album "AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted".
    • "The Muppets" creator Jim Henson dies from pneumonia at the age of 53.
    • American singer Sammy Davis Jr. dies from cancer at the age of 64.
  • May 17, 1990:
    • Manchester United win the FA Cup final with a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace.
    • The World Health Organization removes homosexuality from its list of diseases.
  • May 21, 1990: The last episode of the sitcom Newhart is aired.
  • This date: May 23, 1990
  • May 25, 1990:
    • Back to the Future Part III (1990) is released in cinemas.
    • The Witches (1990) is released.
  • May 29, 1990: Investor Warren Buffet becomes a billionaire.
  • June 7, 1990: The Nickelodeon Studios open.
  • June 8, 1990:
    • The 1990 FIFA World Cup starts in Italy.
    • World Cup 1990: Cameroon causes a huge upset by beating Argentina 1-0.
  • June 14, 1990: The Detroit Pistons win the 1990 NBA Finals after they defeat the Portland Trail Blazers 4-1.
  • June 15, 1990: Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) is released.
  • June 22, 1990: RoboCop 2 (1990) is released in cinemas.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 23, 1990, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1990 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 11.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 23, 1990 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Early 1990s fashion

Photographs of early 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 1990s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in May 1990

In May 1990, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from May 1990.

Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks
One Foot in the Grave
One Foot in the Grave
Family Matters
Family Matters
Seinfeld
Seinfeld
Quantum Leap
Quantum Leap
Roseanne
Roseanne
In the Heat of the Night
In the Heat of the Night
The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Full House
Full House
21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street
Married... with Children
Married... with Children
Matlock
Matlock
MacGyver
MacGyver
The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls
Charles in Charge
Charles in Charge
Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Who's the Boss?
Who's the Boss?
The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Night Court
Night Court
'Allo 'Allo!
'Allo 'Allo!
Cheers
Cheers
Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.
Knots Landing
Knots Landing
Dallas
Dallas

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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in May 1990

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

In Living Color
In Living Color
Round the Twist
Round the Twist
Nellie the Elephant
Nellie the Elephant

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

Toys in 1990

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

Fear Street books
Fear Street books
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 May 1990.

Phantasy Star II 1990
Phantasy Star II
World Cup Italia '90 1990
World Cup Italia '90
Super Mario World 1990
Super Mario World
Batman: The Video Game 1989
Batman: The Video Game
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse 1989
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
Herzog Zwei 1989
Herzog Zwei
The Revenge of Shinobi 1989
The Revenge of Shinobi
Golden Axe 1989
Golden Axe
DuckTales 1989
DuckTales
Super Mario Land 1989
Super Mario Land
SimCity 1989
SimCity
RoboCop 1988
RoboCop
Gain Ground 1988
Gain Ground
Paperboy 1986
Paperboy
Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt

Were you born on May 23, 1990?

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 May 23, 1996, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 23.

John Bardeen

John Bardeen

American physicist Deceased
Born on May 23, 1908
He turned 82 on this day in 1990.

Bill Barr

Bill Barr

US Attorney General
Born on May 23, 1950
He turned 40 on this day in 1990.

Drew Carey

Drew Carey

Actor
Born on May 23, 1958
He turned 32 on this day in 1990.

Melissa McBride

Melissa McBride

Actress
Born on May 23, 1965
She turned 25 on this day in 1990.

Bray Wyatt

Bray Wyatt

Wrestler Deceased
Born on May 23, 1987
He turned 3 on this day in 1990.

Aaron Donald

Aaron Donald

NFL player
Born on May 23, 1991
He was born exactly one year after this date.

James Charles

James Charles

Internet personality
Born on May 23, 1999
He was born exactly 9 years after this date.

USA

US President

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on May 23, 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 May 23, 1990 was most likely conceived around August 30, 1989.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 23, 1990 is close to February 13, 1991.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about May 23, 1990:

  • 12,337 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,762 weeks have passed.
  • 1,065,920,400 seconds have passed since May 23, 1990.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,243,573,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 550,014,926,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 177,653,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 91,669,154 steps. That's roughly 40,742 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,791,045 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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