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August 15, 1990

August 15, 1990, was a Wednesday. It was the 227th day of 1990. The decade was the nineties.

33 years, 6 months, and 18 days have passed since August 15, 1990.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

Birthdays

Born on August 15, 1990

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on August 15, 1990:

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on August 15, 1990

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

  • Vision Of Love - Mariah Carey
  • The Power - Snap!
  • Rub You The Right Way - Johnny Gill
  • Cradle Of Love (From "Ford Fairlane") - Billy Idol
  • If Wishes Came True - Sweet Sensation
Play the top singles 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.
Flatliners

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Flatliners" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Facts

This date occurred 12,253 days ago. Approximately 408 months have passed. It was the 227th day of 1990, in week 33. The decade was the nineties. People who were born on August 15, 1990, are now 33 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. We have gone through approximately 136 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to August 15, 1990

Ready for a walk down memory lane?

The date is August 15, 1990, and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. It is "Hump Day", so many are beginning to think about the weekend ahead.

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 Flatliners is at the top of the box office.

Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Dallas", "Night Court", "Who's the Boss?", and "Married... with Children". 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 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. People are playing video games such as "Duck Hunt", "RoboCop", "Super Mario World", and "Phantasy Star II". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Alvin and the Chipmunks", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "The Wonder Years", and "Beetlejuice".

Children are playing with toys such as Jenga, Polly Pocket, Yo-yo, and Fear Street books.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on August 15, 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

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around August 15, 1990.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: August 15, 1990
  • 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.
  • September 3, 1990: The first episode of Rosie and Jim is aired.
  • September 6, 1990:
    • Sinead O'Connor's "Nothing Compares 2 U" wins Video of the Year at the 1990 MTV Video Music Awards.
    • American musician Tom Fogerty passes at the age of 48 due to AIDS.
  • September 9, 1990: Liberian leader Samuel Doe is assassinated.
  • September 10, 1990: The first episode of the "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" is aired.
  • September 13, 1990: The first episode of crime drama "Law & Order" is aired.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 15, 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 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 15, 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 series on August 15, 1990

TV audiences were watching the following shows on August 15, 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
Matlock
Matlock
MacGyver
MacGyver
The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls
Charles in Charge
Charles in Charge
Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Who's the Boss?
Who's the Boss?
The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Night Court
Night Court
'Allo 'Allo!
'Allo 'Allo!
Cheers
Cheers
Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.
Knots Landing
Knots Landing
Dallas
Dallas

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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in August 1990

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Blossom
Blossom
Art Attack
Art Attack
In Living Color
In Living Color

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
Babar
Babar
Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers
Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers
Noozles
Noozles
Roseanne
Roseanne
Garfield and Friends
Garfield and Friends
Count Duckula
Count Duckula
The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Fireman Sam
Fireman Sam
Full House
Full House
DuckTales
DuckTales
Adventures of the Little Koala
Adventures of the Little Koala
21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street
Married... with Children
Married... with Children
The Real Ghostbusters
The Real Ghostbusters
Pingu
Pingu
Growing Pains
Growing Pains
The Care Bears
The Care Bears
Adventures of the Gummi Bears
Adventures of the Gummi Bears
Thomas the Tank Engine
Thomas the Tank Engine
The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
Muppet Babies
Muppet Babies
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Danger Mouse
Danger Mouse
The Smurfs
The Smurfs
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Toys

Toys in 1990

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

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
Popples
Popples
The Nintendo Entertainment System
The Nintendo Entertainment System
Sylvanian Families
Sylvanian Families
Mr Frosty
Mr Frosty
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Transformers
Transformers
My Little Pony (figures)
My Little Pony (figures)
Screwball Scramble
Screwball Scramble
Cabbage Patch Kids
Cabbage Patch Kids
Water Ring Toss
Water Ring Toss
The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven
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
Gain Ground 1988
Gain Ground
Paperboy 1986
Paperboy
Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt

Were you born on August 15, 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 15, 1996, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on August 15.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte

Emperor of France Deceased
Born on August 15, 1769
He was not alive on this date.

Miguel Rodríguez Orejuela

Miguel Rodríguez Orejuela

Colombian drug lord
Born on August 15, 1943
He turned 47 on this day in 1990.

Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates

Philanthropist
Born on August 15, 1964
She turned 26 on this day in 1990.

Mikey Graham

Mikey Graham

Boyzone
Born on August 15, 1972
He turned 18 on this day in 1990.

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck

Actor
Born on August 15, 1972
He turned 18 on this day in 1990.

Agnieszka Kotlarska

Agnieszka Kotlarska

Polish fashion model Deceased
Born on August 15, 1972
She turned 18 on this day in 1990.

Nipsey Hussle

Nipsey Hussle

Rapper Deceased
Born on August 15, 1985
He turned 5 on this day in 1990.

Joe Jonas

Joe Jonas

Singer
Born on August 15, 1989
He turned 1 on this day in 1990.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on August 15:

  • Assumption of Mary to Heaven / Assumption Day
USA

US President

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on August 15, 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 15, 1990 was most likely conceived around November 22, 1989.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 15, 1990 is close to May 8, 1991.

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Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about August 15, 1990:

  • 12,253 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,750 weeks have passed.
  • 1,058,662,800 seconds have passed since August 15, 1990.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,235,106,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 546,270,004,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 176,443,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 91,045,001 steps. That's roughly 40,464 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,703,954 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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