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August 2, 1990

August 2, 1990, was a Thursday. It was 33 years, 11 months, and 10 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On This Day

On this day

What happened on August 2, 1990?

  • Iraq invades Kuwait.
Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 2, 1990:

  • United States: "Vision Of Love" by Mariah Carey
  • United Kingdom: "Turtle Power" by Partners in Kryme

The Billboard Hot 100 on August 2, 1990

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

  • She Ain't Worth It - Glenn Medeiros Featuring Bobby Brown
  • Vision Of Love - Mariah Carey
  • Cradle Of Love (From "Ford Fairlane") - Billy Idol
  • Rub You The Right Way - Johnny Gill
  • Hold On - En Vogue
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.
Presumed Innocent

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Presumed Innocent" was at the top of the box office on August 2, 1990.

Facts

This date was 12,398 days ago. Approximately 413 months have passed. It was the 214th day of 1990, in week 31. 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 138 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to August 2, 1990

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Thursday, August 2, 1990. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. 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 "Vision Of Love" by Mariah Carey is at the top of the singles charts, while "Turtle Power" by Partners in Kryme is the number-one song in the UK. George W. Bush Snr. is the President of the United States, and the movie Presumed Innocent 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.

British politician Ian Gow has just been assassinated by the IRA in East Sussex. In Europe, the Soviet Union is continuing to dissolve as Belarus declares its sovereignty. Meanwhile, Bulgaria has just elected its first non-Communist president in over 40 years. In the Middle East, Iraqi forces have invaded the neighboring country of Kuwait. The invasion has received widespread condemnation from the international community. The UN Security Council has demanded that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein immediately withdraw his forces from the country.

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 "The Cosby Show", "Murder, She Wrote", "Matlock", and "Family Matters". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "DuckTales", "Golden Axe", and "Herzog Zwei".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Adventures of the Gummi Bears", "Adventures of the Little Koala", "Doogie Howser, M.D.", and "The Simpsons". Popular toys at the moment include Cabbage Patch Kids, Screwball Scramble, Koosh Ball, and the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on August 2, 1990.

  • 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 August 2, 1990.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to August 2, 1990.

  • 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.
  • July 4, 1990: Die Hard 2 (1990) is released.
  • 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.
  • This date: August 2, 1990
  • August 7, 1990: Gulf War: US soldiers begin to arrive in Saudi Arabia.
  • August 8, 1990: Iraq formally announces that it has annexed the country of Kuwait.
  • August 21, 1990: American rock band Alice in Chains release their debut studio album "Facelift".
  • August 27, 1990: American musician Stevie Ray Vaughan is killed in a helicopter crash.
  • August 28, 1990: 29 people lose their lives after an F5 tornado hits Plainfield and Joliet in Illinois.
  • August 30, 1990: Azerbaijan declares independence from the Soviet Union.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 2, 1990, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • 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: August 2, 1990 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

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 August 1990:

TV shows from August 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 August 2, 1990

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

Blossom
Blossom
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
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 August 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 August 2, 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 August 2, 1996, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on August 2.

James Baldwin

James Baldwin

Writer Deceased
Born on August 2, 1924
He was not alive on this date.

Edward Furlong

Edward Furlong

Actor
Born on August 2, 1977
He turned 13 on this day in 1990.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on August 2:

USA

US President

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on August 2, 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 August 2, 1990 was most likely conceived around November 9, 1989.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 2, 1990 is close to April 25, 1991.

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Stats for August 2, 1990

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about August 2, 1990:

  • 12,398 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,771 weeks have passed.
  • 1,071,187,200 seconds have passed since August 2, 1990.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,249,718,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 552,732,595,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 178,531,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 92,122,099 steps. That's roughly 40,943 miles.
  • 12,854,246 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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