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October 24th, 1990.

October 24th, 1990, was a Wednesday. It was day 297 of 1990. The decade was the 1990s.

30 years, 7 months and 26 days have passed since October 24th, 1990.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

On this day.

What happened on October 24th, 1990?

  • The song "One More Try" is released by Timmy T.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 24th, 1990.

  • United States: Black Cat - Janet Jackson
  • United Kingdom: A Little Time - Beautiful South
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.
Marked for Death

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Marked for Death" was at the top of the box office on October 24th, 1990.

Take me back to October 24th, 1990!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is October 24th, 1990 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. 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. Halloween of 1990 is quickly approaching and stores are selling costumes and decorations. In America, the song Black Cat by Janet Jackson is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, A Little Time by Beautiful South is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Snr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Marked for Death 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. In baseball, the Cincinnati Reds have just won the 1990 World Series after defeating the Oakland Athletics in a four-game sweep.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Columbo.", "In the Heat of the Night", "Family Matters" and "The Flash". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "The Revenge of Shinobi", "World Cup Italia '90", "Phantasy Star II" and "Wing Commander". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Alvin and the Chipmunks", "Pingu", "Adventures of the Little Koala" and "Saved by the Bell".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Easy-Bake Oven, Transformers, Micro Machines and the Game Boy.

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 24th, 1990.

  • Slap bracelets are a thing.

    Slap bracelets are a thing.

    During the fall of 1990, slap bracelets became the latest fad. The bracelets, which were originally sold under the brand name "Slap Wrap", came in various different designs and colors.

  • 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.

  • 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 console 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 games 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 30 years, 7 months and 26 days have passed since October 24th, 1990.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 43 of 1990.
  • Leap Year: 1990 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 24th, 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 656722800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around October 24th, 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 24th, 1990, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • 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: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1990 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 24th, 1990 falls under the Snake.
  • 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.
  • In the Heat of the Night - Drama series starring Carroll O'Connor as police chief Bill Gillespie and Howard Rollins as detective Virgil Tibbs.

Kid's TV shows on October 24th, 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.

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 check out October 24th, 1996 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 24th of October.

Weather on October 24th, 1990.

Historical weather information for October 24th, 1990.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 14.6 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 47.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 8.33 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.51cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 13.22 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.25cm.

US President.

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

UK Prime Minister.

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

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 24th, 1990 was most likely conceived around the 14th of January, 1990.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 24th, 1990 is close to the 3rd of August, 1991.

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Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 11,196 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,599 weeks have passed.
  • 967,334,400 seconds have passed since the October 24th, 1990.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,128,556,800 times.
  • Since October 24th, 1990, the earth has travelled approximately 499,144,550,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 161,222,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 83,190,758 steps. That's about 36,974 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,608,013 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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