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October 8th, 1990.

October 8th, 1990, was a Monday. It was day 281 of 1990. The decade was the 1990s.

30 years, 7 months and 1 days have passed since October 8th, 1990.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 8th, 1990.

  • United States: Praying For Time - George Michael
  • United Kingdom: Show Me Heaven - Maria McKee

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Pacific Heights" was at the top of the box office on October 8th, 1990.

Take me back to October 8th, 1990!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is October 8th, 1990 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker.

Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. In America, the song Praying For Time by George Michael 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. In the United Kingdom, Margaret Thatcher is the current Prime Minister. 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, 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. A new teen drama called "Beverly Hills, 90210" has just made its television debut.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "The Golden Girls", "21 Jump Street" and "The Flash". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Herzog Zwei", "Super Mario World", "World Cup Italia '90" and "Phantasy Star II". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Alvin and the Chipmunks", "The Real Ghostbusters", "Married... with Children" and "Fireman Sam".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as My Little Pony (figures), Transformers, Sylvanian Families and Yo-yo.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on October 8th, 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.

  • Best football players in 1990.

    The best soccer / 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 30 years, 7 months and 1 days have passed since October 8th, 1990.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 41 of 1990.
  • Leap Year: 1990 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 8th, 1990, will be 30 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1990 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 655340400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around October 8th, 1990.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 8th, 1990, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 8th, 1990 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

Photos of early 1990s fashion.

Photographs of early 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of early 1990s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • Beverly Hills, 90210 - A series that followed the lives of a group of teenagers living in Beverly Hills.
  • 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.
  • One Foot in the Grave - British sitcom following the life of Victor Meldrew.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on October 8th, 1990.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1990.

  • Beverly Hills, 90210
  • 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

Popular toys and games in 1990.

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

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

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Wing Commander - A sci-fi space simulation game that was released for PC DOS.
  • Phantasy Star II - RPG game developed by SEGA.
  • 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.
  • The Revenge of Shinobi - Platform game by SEGA.
  • Golden Axe - Conan the Barbarian-style beat 'em-up game.
  • Super Mario Land - Released for the Game Boy.
  • SimCity - City-building simulation game developed by Maxis.
  • Duck Hunt - Light gun shooter game.

1990 - TV stations, commercials and shows.

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

1990 playlist.

A Spotify playlist of songs from 1990. Take a trip back to the days of Roxette, George Michael, UB40 and Sinéad O'Connor.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 8th of October.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 8th of October.

  • Thanksgiving (Canada)
  • Columbus Day (USA)

Weather on October 8th, 1990.

Historical weather information for October 8th, 1990.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.8 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 56.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 13.44 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.54cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 8.28 degrees Celsius.

US President.

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on October 8th, 1990.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 8th, 1990.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 8th, 1990 was most likely conceived around the 29th of December, 1989.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 8th, 1990 is close to the 18th of July, 1991.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about October 8th, 1990.

  • A total of 11,171 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,595 weeks have passed.
  • 965,174,400 seconds have passed since the October 8th, 1990.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,126,036,800 times.
  • Since October 8th, 1990, the earth has travelled approximately 498,029,990,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 160,862,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 83,004,998 steps. That's about 36,891 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,582,093 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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