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August 21, 1990

August 21, 1990, was a Tuesday. It was 33 years, 7 months, and 25 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on August 21, 1990:

  • American rock band Alice in Chains release their debut studio album "Facelift".
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on August 21, 1990:

  • United States: "Vision Of Love" by Mariah Carey
  • United Kingdom: "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" by Bombalurina

The Billboard Hot 100 on August 21, 1990

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Vision Of Love - Mariah Carey
  • Come Back To Me - Janet Jackson
  • If Wishes Came True - Sweet Sensation
  • The Power - Snap!
  • Unskinny Bop - Poison
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.
The Exorcist III

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "The Exorcist III".

Facts

This date occurred 12,291 days ago. Approximately 410 months have passed. It was the 233rd day of 1990, in week 34. The decade was the nineties. People who were born on August 21, 1990, are now 33 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. 137 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to August 21, 1990

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is August 21, 1990, and it's a Tuesday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Leo. The summer of 1990 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner.

In America, the song "Vision Of Love" by Mariah Carey is at the top of the singles charts, while "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" by Bombalurina is the number-one song in the UK. George W. Bush Snr. is the President of the United States, and the movie The Exorcist III 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 "Only Fools and Horses", "Sherlock Holmes", "In the Heat of the Night", and "Seinfeld". 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 "Super Mario Land", "Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse", "Super Mario World", and "World Cup Italia '90". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Postman Pat", "21 Jump Street", "The Wonder Years", and "Saved by the Bell". Children are playing with toys such as Cabbage Patch Kids, Transformers, Micro Machines, and Jenga.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on August 21, 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 21, 1990.

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around August 21, 1990.

  • 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 21, 1990
  • 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.
  • September 19, 1990: Martin Scorsese's mobster film "Goodfellas" is released in movie theaters.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 21, 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 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 21, 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

Television shows in August 1990

People in August 1990 were watching the following TV series:

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

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

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

Toys in 1990

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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 21, 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 21, 1996, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on August 21.

Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain

Basketball player Deceased
Born on August 21, 1936
He turned 54 on this day in 1990.

Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers

Singer Deceased
Born on August 21, 1938
He turned 52 on this day in 1990.

Stretch

Stretch

Rapper Deceased
Born on August 21, 1968
He turned 22 on this day in 1990.

Kiami Davael

Kiami Davael

Actress
Born on August 21, 1986
She turned 4 on this day in 1990.

Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt

Sprinter
Born on August 21, 1986
He turned 4 on this day in 1990.

Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski

Soccer player
Born on August 21, 1988
He turned 2 on this day in 1990.

Hayden Panettiere

Hayden Panettiere

Actress
Born on August 21, 1989
She turned 1 on this day in 1990.

USA

US President

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on August 21, 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 21, 1990 was most likely conceived around November 28, 1989.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 21, 1990 is close to May 14, 1991.

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Stats for August 21, 1990

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about August 21, 1990:

  • 12,291 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,755 weeks have passed.
  • 1,061,942,400 seconds have passed since August 21, 1990.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,238,932,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 547,962,278,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 176,990,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 91,327,046 steps. That's roughly 40,590 miles.
  • 12,743,309 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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