October 3rd, 1990

October 3rd, 1990, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 276 of 1990. The decade was the 1990s.

29 years, 11 months and 16 days have passed since October 3rd, 1990.


On This Date

Events that occurred on October 3rd, 1990:

  • German reunification.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 3rd, 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.

Take Me Back!

The date is October 3rd, 1990 and it's a Wednesday. The summer is long gone and temperatures have started to become much cooler. Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear.

In America, the song Close To You by Maxi Priest is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Show Me Heaven by Maria McKee is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Snr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Pacific Heights 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, economic sanctions and demands from the UN Security Council, Saddam Hussein's forces are continuing to occupy Kuwait. A civil war has broken out in the African nation of Rwanda.

In Europe, the Soviet Union is continuing to dissolve. The countries of West Germany and East Germany have been formally reunified. People are watching popular TV shows such as "'Allo 'Allo!", "Star Trek: The Next Generation", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Roseanne".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Super Mario Land", "Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse", "World Cup Italia '90" and "Wing Commander". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Danger Mouse", "Pingu", "Adventures of the Little Koala" and "Full House". Popular toys include the likes of "Easy-Bake Oven", "My Little Pony (figures)", "Game Boy" and "Sega Genesis / Mega Drive".


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 October 3rd, 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

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 29 years, 11 months and 16 days have passed since October 3rd, 1990.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 40 of 1990.
  • Leap Year: 1990 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 3rd, 1990, will be 29 years of age.
  • People born in 1990 belong to the "Generation Y (Millennial)" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 654908400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around October 3rd, 1990:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 3rd, 1990, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1990 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: October 3rd, 1990 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

Television Shows

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.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Animated series about a team of four teenage turtles.
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation - Starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean‑Luc Picard.

1990 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1990.

"The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" - "Rosie and Jim" - "Blossom" - "Nellie the Elephant" - "The Simpsons" - "Doogie Howser, M.D." - "Saved by the Bell" - "Hey Dude" - "Babar" - "Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers" - "Noozles" - "Roseanne" - "Garfield and Friends" - "Count Duckula" - "The Wonder Years" - "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" - "Fireman Sam" - "Full House" - "DuckTales" - "Adventures of the Little Koala" - "21 Jump Street" - "Married... with Children" - "The Real Ghostbusters" - "Pingu" - "Growing Pains" - "Thomas the Tank Engine" - "The Cosby Show" - "Muppet Babies" - "Alvin and the Chipmunks" - "Danger Mouse" - "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood"


1990 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 1990:

  • Yo-yo
  • Polly Pocket
  • Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
  • Game Boy
  • Jenga
  • Micro Machines
  • Popples
  • Sylvanian Families
  • Transformers
  • My Little Pony (figures)
  • Water Ring Toss
  • Easy-Bake Oven

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 3rd of October:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 3rd of October:

  • German Unity Day

Weather

Weather information for October 3rd, 1990:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 13.4 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 58.3 degrees Fahrenheit. 14.61 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 13.72 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 6.1cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on October 3rd, 1990.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on October 3rd, 1990 was probably conceived around the 24th of December, 1989. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 3rd, 1990 is the 13th of July, 1991. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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.
  • 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.
  • Duck Hunt - Light gun shooter game.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about October 3rd, 1990.

  • 10,944 days have passed since this date.
  • 945,561,600 seconds have passed since the October 3rd, 1990.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,103,155,200 times.
  • Since October 3rd, 1990, earth has travelled approximately 487,909,785,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 157,593,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 81,318,298 steps. That's about 36,141 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,346,739 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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