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August 24th, 1990.

August 24th, 1990, was a Friday. It was day 236 of 1990. The decade was the Nineties.

31 years, 10 months and 10 days have passed since August 24th, 1990.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

Birthdays

Born on August 24th, 1990.

People who were born on this exact date.

Song charts

Popular songs.

On August 24th, 1990, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on August 24th, 1990.

A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date.

  • 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 hits 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.
Darkman

Top movie.

The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "Darkman".

Take me back to August 24th, 1990!

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is August 24th, 1990, and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

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 on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini by Bombalurina is the number one hit song.

George W. Bush Snr. is currently the President of the United States, and the movie Darkman is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Margaret Thatcher is the current Prime Minister. Texting is not a thing yet. Instead, people are using landline phones and pagers. Furthermore, the vast majority of people still have no idea what "the Internet" is.

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. Despite international condemnation and demands from the UN Security Council, Iraqi forces are continuing to occupy Kuwait. There is currently outrage following president Saddam Hussein's decision to appear on Iraq state television with western hostages, including a young British boy called Stuart. Hussein has denied using the hostages as a human shield.

In Europe, the countries of West Germany and East Germany have announced that they will officially reunite on October, 3rd. 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 be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Dallas", "Quantum Leap", "Family Matters" and "One Foot in the Grave".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "The Revenge of Shinobi", "Herzog Zwei", "Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse" and "Batman: The Video Game". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Full House", "Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers", "Saved by the Bell" and "Beetlejuice". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as Screwball Scramble, Micro Machines, the Ghostbusters Proton Pack and Lego Pirates.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on August 24th, 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.

    During the 1990s, pagers achieved mainstream popularity. 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 are all the rage.

    Bart Simpson t-shirts are all the rage.

    During the year 1990, 15 million Bart Simpson t-shirts were sold. 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Although wallpaper is still common, it is beginning to go out of fashion.

    Although wallpaper is still common, it is beginning to go out of fashion.

    By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, wallpaper started to decline in popularity. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, many people opted for minimalist plain-colored walls.

  • George H. W. Bush.

    George H. W. Bush.

    U.S. President George H. W. Bush. was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1990.

  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie.

    During the 1990s, an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie" was in fashion.

  • 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 games consoles during this period. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.

  • The Game Boy.

    The Game Boy.

    During this time, 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.

    From the mid-80s onward, VCRs started to become a common household item. This device gave people the ability to play VCR tapes and record TV programs and movies.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 31 years, 10 months and 10 days have passed since August 24th, 1990.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 34 of 1990.
  • Leap Year: 1990 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on August 24th, 1990 will be 31 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1990 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 651452400.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to August 24th, 1990.

  • July 27th, 1990: Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor begins a 3-day jail sentence for slapping a Beverly Hills police officer in the face.
  • 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.
  • August 7th, 1990: Gulf War: US soldiers begin to arrive in Saudi Arabia.
  • August 8th, 1990: Iraq formally announces that it has annexed the country of Kuwait.
  • August 21st, 1990: American rock band Alice in Chains release their debut studio album "Facelift".
  • This date: August 24th, 1990
  • August 27th, 1990: American musician Stevie Ray Vaughan is killed in a helicopter crash.
  • August 28th, 1990: 29 people lose their lives after an F5 tornado hits Plainfield and Joliet in Illinois.
  • 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.
  • September 9th, 1990: Liberian leader Samuel Doe is assassinated.
  • September 10th, 1990: The first episode of the "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" is aired.
  • September 13th, 1990: The first episode of crime drama "Law & Order" is aired.
  • September 19th, 1990: Martin Scorsese's mobster film "Goodfellas" is released in movie theaters.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 24th, 1990, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • 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 24th, 1990 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

Personality traits.

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Photos of early 1990s fashion.

Photographs of early 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of early 1990s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in August, 1990.

TV shows from August, 1990.

Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks
Crime drama.

One Foot in the Grave
One Foot in the Grave
British sitcom following the life of Victor Meldrew.

Family Matters
Family Matters
Sitcom starring Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Otis Winslow.

Seinfeld
Seinfeld
Comedy sitcom starring Jerry Seinfeld.

Quantum Leap
Quantum Leap
TV show about a scientist that finds himself inside the body of a different person each week.

Roseanne
Roseanne
Comedy TV show about a working class family called the Conners.

In the Heat of the Night
In the Heat of the Night
Drama series starring Carroll O'Connor as police chief Bill Gillespie and Howard Rollins as detective Virgil Tibbs.

The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years
A TV show that was set in the late sixties.

Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean‑Luc Picard.

Full House
Full House
Sitcom about a widowed man who looks after his three daughters.

21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street
TV series starring Johnny Depp.

Married... with Children
Married... with Children
Comedy series starring Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy.

Matlock
Matlock
Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.

MacGyver
MacGyver
TV show about a resourceful secret agent who can solve almost any problem using the mundane objects around him.

The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls
Television series about four mature women who live together in Miami, Florida.

Charles in Charge
Charles in Charge
TV show about a 19-year-old student called Charles, who is played by Scott Baio.

Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.

Who's the Boss?
Who's the Boss?
Sitcom about a retired baseball player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.

The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.

Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Starring Jeremy Brett.

Night Court
Night Court
Sitcom about a night court in Manhattan.

'Allo 'Allo!
'Allo 'Allo!
BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.

Cheers
Cheers
Sitcom starring Ted Danson.

Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.

Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.
Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.

Knots Landing
Knots Landing
American soap opera.

Dallas
Dallas
Soap opera.

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 24th, 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

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

Popular toys and games in 1990.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1990.

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 of 1990.

Phantasy Star II 1990
Phantasy Star II
RPG game developed by SEGA.

World Cup Italia '90 1990
World Cup Italia '90
Soccer game for the Sega Mega Drive.

Super Mario World 1990
Super Mario World
Released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.

Batman: The Video Game 1989
Batman: The Video Game
Released on the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse 1989
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
Released on the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Herzog Zwei 1989
Herzog Zwei
Real-time strategy video game for the SEGA.

The Revenge of Shinobi 1989
The Revenge of Shinobi
Platform game by SEGA.

Golden Axe 1989
Golden Axe
Conan the Barbarian-style beat 'em-up game.

DuckTales 1989
DuckTales
Originally released for the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Super Mario Land 1989
Super Mario Land
Released for the Game Boy.

SimCity 1989
SimCity
A city-building simulation game developed by Maxis.

RoboCop 1988
RoboCop
Released for arcade, the Amstrad, the NES and the Spectrum.

Gain Ground 1988
Gain Ground
Action-strategy arcade game.

Paperboy 1986
Paperboy
Action game where the player takes control of a paperboy.

Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt
Light gun shooter game.

1990 - TV stations, commercials and shows.

A nostalgic video that emulates what television was like back in 1990.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out August 24th, 1996 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 24th.

Yasser Arafat

Palestinian leader. Deceased
Born on August 24th, 1929
He turned 61 on this day in 1990.

Vince McMahon

WWE owner.
Born on August 24th, 1945
He turned 45 on this day in 1990.

Pacho

Colombian drug trafficker. Deceased
Born on August 24th, 1951
He turned 39 on this day in 1990.

Reggie Miller

Basketball player.
Born on August 24th, 1965
He turned 25 on this day in 1990.

Gemma O'Doherty

Conspiracy theorist.
Born on August 24th, 1968
She turned 22 on this day in 1990.

Dave Chappelle

Comedian.
Born on August 24th, 1973
He turned 17 on this day in 1990.

Chad Michael Murray

Actor.
Born on August 24th, 1981
He turned 9 on this day in 1990.

Rupert Grint

Actor.
Born on August 24th, 1988
He turned 2 on this day in 1990.

Weather details

Weather on August 24th, 1990.

Historical weather information for August 24th, 1990.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 22.5 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 71.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 21.78 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 4.57cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 22.83 degrees Celsius.
USA

US President.

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on August 24th, 1990.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 24th, 1990.

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 24th, 1990 was most likely conceived around December 1st, 1989.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 24th, 1990 is close to May 17th, 1991.

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Stats for August 24th, 1990

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 24th, 1990.

  • A total of 11,636 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,662 weeks have passed.
  • 1,005,350,400 seconds have passed since the August 24th, 1990.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,172,908,800 times.
  • Since August 24th, 1990, the Earth has travelled approximately 518,760,806,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 167,558,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 86,460,134 steps. That's about 38,427 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,064,205 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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