The 1st of October, 1990, fell on a Monday. Day 274 of 1990. Decade: 1990s.
29 years, 4 months and 15 days have passed since the 1st of October, 1990.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 1st of October, 1990:
The Rwandan Civil War begins.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 1st of October, 1990:
United States: Close To You - Maxi Priest
United Kingdom: Show Me Heaven - Maria McKee
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Pacific Heights" was at the top of the box office on this date.
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 the 1st of October, 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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 1st of October:
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
The Flash - CBS TV show starring John Wesley Shipp as Flash.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - Sitcom about an inner-city teenager who moves to his aunt's house in Bel-Air.
Blossom - Starring Mayim Bialik as teenager Blossom Russo.
Twin Peaks - Crime drama.
Family Matters - Sitcom starring Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Otis Winslow.
Saved by the Bell - Comedy series about a group of friends in high school.
Seinfeld - Comedy sitcom starring Jerry Seinfeld.
Quantum Leap - TV show about a scientist that finds himself inside the body of a different person each week.
Roseanne - Comedy TV show about a working class family called the Conners.
The Wonder Years - A TV show that was set in the late sixties.
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Wing Commander - A sci-fi space simulation game that was released for PC DOS.
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.
Super Mario Land - Released for the Game Boy.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 1st of October, 1990.
10,730 days have passed since this date.
927,075,600 seconds have passed since the 1st of October, 1990.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,081,588,200 times.
Since the 1st of October, 1990, earth has travelled approximately 478,371,009,600 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 154,512,600 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 79,728,502 steps. That's about 35,435 miles!
Since this date, 11,124,907 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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