August 8th, 1990

August 8th, 1990, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 220 of 1990. The decade was the 1990s.

30 years, 8 months and 11 days have passed since August 8th, 1990.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 8th, 1990:

  • Iraq formally announces that it has annexed the country of Kuwait.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 8th, 1990:

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

Movie Box Office

Which movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Ghost" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is August 8th, 1990 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song Vision Of Love by Mariah Carey is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Turtle Power by Partners in Kryme is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Snr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Ghost is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, Margaret Thatcher is the current Prime Minister. 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 the Middle East, Iraqi forces have invaded the neighboring country of Kuwait. The invasion has received widespread condemnation from the international community and the UN Security Council is currently demanding that Saddam Hussein withdraw his forces from the country. In South Africa, talks have officially begun to end apartheid in the country. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Knots Landing", "'Allo 'Allo!", "Who's the Boss?" and "One Foot in the Grave".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "SimCity", "The Revenge of Shinobi", "Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse" and "Super Mario World". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Married... with Children", "Noozles", "Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers" and "Hey Dude". Popular toys include the likes of "Transformers", "Micro Machines", "Game Boy" 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 August 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.

  • Best football players in 1990.

    The best soccer / 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 30 years, 8 months and 11 days have passed since August 8th, 1990.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 32 of 1990.
  • Leap Year: 1990 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 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 650070000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 8th, 1990:

  • July 13th, 1990: The movie Ghost (1990), starring Patrick Swayze, is released.
  • July 14th, 1990: German actor Walter Sedlmayr is found murdered at his apartment in Munich.
  • July 18th, 1990: The film Arachnophobia (1990) is released.
  • July 30th, 1990: Former British politician Ian Gow is killed by an IRA car bomb outside of his home.
  • August 2nd, 1990: Iraq invades Kuwait.
  • This date: August 8th, 1990
  • August 27th, 1990: American musician Stevie Ray Vaughan is killed in a helicopter crash.
  • August 30th, 1990: Azerbaijan declares independence from the Soviet Union.
  • September 3rd, 1990: The first episode of Rosie and Jim is aired.
  • September 6th, 1990: Sinead O'Connor's "Nothing Compares 2 U" wins Video of the Year at the 1990 MTV Video Music Awards.
  • September 6th, 1990: American musician Tom Fogerty passes at the age of 48 due to AIDS.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 8th, 1990, will have the star sign Leo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1990 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 8th, 1990 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • Blossom - Starring Mayim Bialik as teenager Blossom Russo.
  • 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.

1990 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1990.

  • Blossom
  • 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

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.
  • Gain Ground - Action-strategy arcade game.
  • Duck Hunt - Light gun shooter game.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 8th of August:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 8th of August:

  • Peace Festival

Weather

Weather information for August 8th, 1990:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 21.0 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 67.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 19.72 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 18.83 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on August 8th, 1990?

  • George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 8th, 1990?

  • Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 8th, 1990 was probably conceived around the 29th of October, 1989. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 8th, 1990 is the 18th of May, 1991. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 8th, 1990.

  • 11,212 days have passed since this date.
  • 968,716,800 seconds have passed since the August 8th, 1990.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,130,169,600 times.
  • Since August 8th, 1990, earth has travelled approximately 499,857,868,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 161,452,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 83,309,645 steps. That's about 37,027 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,624,602 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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