July 8th, 1990, fell on a Sunday. It was day 189 of 1990. The decade was the 1990s.
30 years, 2 months and 10 days have passed since July 8th, 1990.
On This Date
Events that occurred on July 8th, 1990:
West Germany wins the World Cup.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 8th, 1990:
United States: Step By Step - New Kids on the Block
United Kingdom: Sacrifice / Healing Hands - Elton John
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Days of Thunder" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is July 8th, 1990 and it's a Sunday. People are enjoying their weekend. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.
In America, the song Step By Step by New Kids on the Block is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Sacrifice / Healing Hands by Elton John is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Snr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Days of Thunder 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. In Italy, the 1990 FIFA World Cup is currently taking place. Rapper Vanilla Ice has just released his song "Ice Ice Baby".
The film "Die Hard 2" has just been released in movie theaters. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Knots Landing", "Married... with Children", "21 Jump Street" and "Quantum Leap". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Gain Ground", "Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse" and "World Cup Italia '90".
Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Alvin and the Chipmunks", "The Cosby Show", "Thomas the Tank Engine" and "Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Easy-Bake Oven", "Sylvanian Families", "Jenga" and "Sega Genesis / Mega Drive".
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 July 8th, 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.
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. In 1991, the United Kingdom experienced rioting.
1990 FIFA World Cup
The 1990 FIFA World Cup is taking place in Italy. The competition was won by West Germany after they defeated Argentina 1-0.
Basic facts and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
30 years, 2 months and 10 days have passed since July 8th, 1990.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 27 of 1990.
Leap Year: 1990 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on July 8th, 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 647391600.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around July 8th, 1990:
George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on July 8th, 1990.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on July 8th, 1990 was probably conceived around the 28th of September, 1989. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 8th, 1990 is the 17th of April, 1991. (Rough Estimate).
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
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.
Golden Axe - Conan the Barbarian-style beat 'em-up game.
Super Mario Land - Released for the Game Boy.
Gain Ground - Action-strategy arcade game.
Duck Hunt - Light gun shooter game.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about July 8th, 1990.
11,030 days have passed since this date.
952,992,000 seconds have passed since the July 8th, 1990.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,111,824,000 times.
Since July 8th, 1990, earth has travelled approximately 491,743,872,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 158,832,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 81,957,312 steps. That's about 36,425 miles!
Since this date, 11,435,904 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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