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October 31st, 1990.

October 31st, 1990, was a Wednesday. It was day 304 of 1990. The decade was the 1990s.

30 years, 6 months and 8 days have passed since October 31st, 1990.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

On this day.

What happened on October 31st, 1990?

  • Irish politics: Brian Lenihan is dismissed from the government amid allegations that he lied about pressuring President Patrick Hillery not to dissolve the Dail in 1982.

Born on October 31st, 1990.

People who were born on this exact date.

  • Emiliano Sala: Argentine soccer player.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 31st, 1990.

  • United States: Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice
  • United Kingdom: Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Graveyard Shift" was at the top of the box office on October 31st, 1990.

Take me back to October 31st, 1990!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is October 31st, 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. It's Halloween, so kids are trick-or-treating and horror movies are being shown on TV. In America, the song Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Unchained Melody by Righteous Brothers is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Snr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Graveyard Shift 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 Irish politics, Tanaiste and presidential candidate Brian Lenihan has been dismissed from government by Taoiseach Charles Haughey amid allegations that he lied about asking President Patrick Hillery not to dissolve the Irish parliament in 1982.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Magnum, P.I.", "Only Fools and Horses", "Sherlock Holmes" and "Blossom". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "SimCity", "The Revenge of Shinobi", "Super Mario World" and "World Cup Italia '90". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Adventures of the Little Koala", "The Wonder Years", "Babar" and "Are You Afraid of the Dark?".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as My Little Pony (figures), Transformers, Micro Machines and Jenga.

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 31st, 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, 6 months and 8 days have passed since October 31st, 1990.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 44 of 1990.
  • Leap Year: 1990 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 31st, 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 657331200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around October 31st, 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 31st, 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 Libra.
  • 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 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 31st, 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.
  • The Wonder Years - A TV show that was set in the late sixties.

Kid's TV shows on October 31st, 1990.

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

  • Are You Afraid of the Dark?
  • 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 31st of October.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 31st of October.

  • Halloween
  • Reformation Day

Weather on October 31st, 1990.

Historical weather information for October 31st, 1990.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 11.0 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a windy day. There were 3 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 50.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 10 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.11 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.51cm.

US President.

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on October 31st, 1990.

UK Prime Minister.

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 31st, 1990.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 31st, 1990 was most likely conceived around the 21st of January, 1990.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 31st, 1990 is close to the 10th of August, 1991.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about October 31st, 1990.

  • A total of 11,148 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,592 weeks have passed.
  • 963,183,600 seconds have passed since the October 31st, 1990.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,123,714,200 times.
  • Since October 31st, 1990, the earth has travelled approximately 497,002,737,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 160,530,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 82,833,790 steps. That's about 36,815 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,558,203 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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