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July 4, 1990 Independence Day (USA)

July 4, 1990, was a Wednesday. It was 33 years, 9 months, and 10 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On This Day

On this day

What happened on July 4, 1990?

  • Die Hard 2 (1990) is released.
Birthdays

Born on July 4, 1990

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 4, 1990:

  • United States: "Step By Step" by New Kids on the Block
  • United Kingdom: "Sacrifice / Healing Hands" by Elton John

The Billboard Hot 100 on July 4, 1990

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Step By Step - New Kids On The Block
  • It Must Have Been Love (From "Pretty Woman") - Roxette
  • Poison - Bell Biv DeVoe
  • Do You Remember? - Phil Collins
  • Hold On - Wilson Phillips
Play the top songs 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.
Days of Thunder

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Days of Thunder" was at the top of the box office on July 4, 1990.

Facts

Independence Day 1990 was 12,338 days ago. Approximately 411 months have passed. It was the 185th day of 1990, in week 27. The decade was the nineties. People born on this day are currently 33 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. The Earth has experienced 137 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to July 4, 1990

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Wednesday, July 4, 1990. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. It is "Hump Day", so many are beginning to think about the weekend ahead.

America is celebrating the 4th of July, which means that fireworks are being set off and families are holding barbeques together. The summer of 1990 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September. In America, the song "Step By Step" by New Kids on the Block is at the top of the singles charts, while "Sacrifice / Healing Hands" by Elton John is the number-one song in the UK.

George W. Bush Snr. is the President of the United States, and the movie Days of Thunder is at the top of the box office. Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 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. In Italy, the 1990 FIFA World Cup is currently taking place.

In Europe, West Germany and East Germany have officially merged their economies. Rapper Vanilla Ice has just released his song "Ice Ice Baby". The film "Die Hard 2" has just been released in movie theaters.

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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Magnum, P.I.", "Only Fools and Horses", "Quantum Leap", and "Seinfeld". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Paperboy", "RoboCop", "Batman: The Video Game", and "Phantasy Star II".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Cosby Show", "Fireman Sam", "The Simpsons", and "Mr. Bean". Popular toys at the moment include My Little Pony (figures), Sylvanian Families, Boglins (hand puppets), and Yo-yo.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on July 4, 1990.

  • 1990 FIFA World Cup.

    1990 FIFA World Cup

    The 1990 FIFA World Cup was taking place in Italy at this time. The competition was won by West Germany after they defeated Argentina 1-0 in the final.
  • Early 1990s recession.

    Early 1990s recession

    During the start of the 1990s, most of the Western World was affected by a recession, which had been caused by a loss of consumer confidence and restrictive monetary policies by central banks.
  • 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

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on July 4, 1990.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to July 4, 1990.

  • 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.
  • July 2, 1990: Vanilla Ice releases his song "Ice Ice Baby".
  • July 3, 1990:
    • Soccer: Dennis Wise signs for Chelsea.
    • 1990 Hajj disaster: 1,426 Muslim pilgrims are killed in a crowd crush in a pedestrian tunnel in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
  • This date: July 4, 1990
  • July 8, 1990: West Germany wins the World Cup.
  • July 13, 1990: The movie Ghost (1990), starring Patrick Swayze, is released.
  • July 14, 1990: German actor Walter Sedlmayr is found murdered at his apartment in Munich.
  • July 18, 1990: The film Arachnophobia (1990) is released.
  • July 27, 1990: Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor begins a 3-day jail sentence for slapping a Beverly Hills police officer in the face.
  • July 30, 1990: Former British politician Ian Gow is killed by an IRA car bomb outside of his home.
  • August 2, 1990: Iraq invades Kuwait.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 4, 1990, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1990 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 4, 1990 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

Early 1990s fashion

Photographs of early 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 1990s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 1990

Television shows that people were watching in July 1990:

TV shows from July 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

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 July 4, 1990

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

Art Attack
Art Attack
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
Toys

Popular toys and games in 1990

Toys and games that were popular in 1990:

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
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in July 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

Were you born on July 4, 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 July 4, 1996, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on July 4.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Author Deceased
Born on July 4, 1804
He was not alive on this date.

Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge

US President Deceased
Born on July 4, 1872
He was not alive on this date.

Mike Sorrentino

Mike Sorrentino

Television personality
Born on July 4, 1982
He turned 8 on this day in 1990.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on July 4:

USA

US President

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on July 4, 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 July 4, 1990 was most likely conceived around October 11, 1989.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 4, 1990 is close to March 27, 1991.

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Stats for July 4, 1990

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about July 4, 1990:

  • 12,338 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,762 weeks have passed.
  • 1,066,003,200 seconds have passed since July 4, 1990.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,243,670,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 550,057,651,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 177,667,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 91,676,275 steps. That's roughly 40,745 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,792,038 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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