August 8th, 1990, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 220 of 1990. The decade was the 1990s.
30 years, 5 months and 15 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.
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
What 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "The Cosby Show", "Matlock" and "Full House".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "The Revenge of Shinobi", "Batman: The Video Game" and "Super Mario World". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Cosby Show", "Full House", "The Wonder Years" and "Hey Dude". Popular toys include the likes of "Easy-Bake Oven", "My Little Pony (figures)", "Popples" and "Game Boy".
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 and information about this date:
30 years, 5 months and 15 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.
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.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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).
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about August 8th, 1990.
11,126 days have passed since this date.
961,290,000 seconds have passed since the August 8th, 1990.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,121,505,000 times.
Since August 8th, 1990, earth has travelled approximately 496,025,640,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 160,215,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 82,670,940 steps. That's about 36,743 miles!
Since this date, 11,535,480 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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