The movie "Darkman" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is August 30th, 1990 and it's a Thursday. The summer of 1990 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner. In America, the song If Wishes Came True by Sweet Sensation 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. 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. Music fans are in shock following the news that American musician Stevie Ray Vaughan has died in a helicopter crash near East Troy, Wisconsin.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "Magnum, P.I.", "'Allo 'Allo!", "Charles in Charge" and "The Golden Girls". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Super Mario Land", "Herzog Zwei", "Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse" and "World Cup Italia '90". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Pingu", "Adventures of the Little Koala", "Babar" and "Saved by the Bell".
If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Water Ring Toss", "Transformers", "Micro Machines" 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 30th, 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.
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.
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, 0 months and 19 days have passed since August 30th, 1990.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 35 of 1990.
Leap Year: 1990 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on August 30th, 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 651970800.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around August 30th, 1990:
George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on August 30th, 1990.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on August 30th, 1990 was probably conceived around the 20th of November, 1989. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 30th, 1990 is the 9th of June, 1991. (Rough Estimate).
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
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.
Golden Axe - Conan the Barbarian-style beat 'em-up game.
Super Mario Land - Released for the Game Boy.
Gain Ground - Action-strategy arcade game.
Duck Hunt - Light gun shooter game.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about August 30th, 1990.
10,977 days have passed since this date.
948,412,800 seconds have passed since the August 30th, 1990.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,106,481,600 times.
Since August 30th, 1990, earth has travelled approximately 489,381,004,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 158,068,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 81,563,501 steps. That's about 36,250 miles!
Since this date, 11,380,954 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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