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October 31, 1990 Halloween

October 31, 1990, was a Wednesday. It was the 304th day of 1990. The decade was the nineties.

33 years, 4 months, and 1 day have passed since October 31, 1990.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

On This Day

Events

Notable events that occurred on October 31, 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.
Birthdays

Born on October 31, 1990

People who were born on this exact date:

Song charts

Popular songs

On October 31, 1990, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

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

The music charts on October 31, 1990

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Black Cat - Janet Jackson
  • I Don't Have The Heart - James Ingram
  • Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice
  • Giving You The Benefit - Pebbles
  • Love Takes Time - Mariah Carey
Play the top singles 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.
Graveyard Shift

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Graveyard Shift".

Facts

Halloween 1990 occurred 12,175 days ago. Approximately 406 months have passed. It was the 304th day of 1990, in week 44. The decade was the nineties. People who were born on October 31, 1990, are now 33 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. 135 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to October 31, 1990

Let's go back to the nineties.

The date is October 31, 1990, and it's a Wednesday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Scorpio. It is "Hump Day", so many are beginning to think about the weekend ahead.

The summer is long gone. Temperatures have become much cooler, and the evenings are beginning to get darker. There is a fresh, earthy scent in the air, and fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways, and sidewalks. It's Halloween, so kids are trick-or-treating and adults are watching horror movies.

In America, the song "Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice is at the top of the singles charts, while "Unchained Melody" by Righteous Brothers is the number-one song in the UK. George W. Bush Snr. is the President of the United States, and the movie Graveyard Shift is at the top of the box office. Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Sherlock Holmes", "MacGyver", "Seinfeld", and "The Flash". Texting is not a thing yet. Instead, people are using landline phones and pagers. Furthermore, most people have never heard of the Internet. 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Roald Dahl, John Bardeen, Miles Davis, and Freddie Mercury would all still be alive.

People are playing video games such as "RoboCop", "SimCity", "DuckTales", and "Phantasy Star II". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Thomas the Tank Engine", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "Saved by the Bell", and "Are You Afraid of the Dark?". Children are playing with toys such as Water Ring Toss, the Ghostbusters Proton Pack, Yo-yo, and Fear Street books.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on October 31, 1990.

  • Slap bracelets are a thing.

    Slap bracelets are a thing

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

    Pagers achieved mainstream popularity during the 1990s. 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.

    Bart Simpson t-shirts

    15 million Bart Simpson t-shirts were sold in 1990. 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 was largely a continuation of the 1980s. Popular outfits included colored tights, denim overalls, black leather jackets with shoulder pads, neon-colored 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.
  • Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style.

    Wallpaper is beginning to go out of style

    By the 1990s, "modernism" was starting to heavily influence interior design trends. As a result, sales of wallpaper started to decline. Instead of using decorative wallpaper, people were beginning to opt for minimalist, painted walls.
  • George H. W. Bush.

    George H. W. Bush

    US President George H. W. Bush was named Time Person of the Year in 1990.
  • The Scrunchie.

    The Scrunchie

    People are wearing an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie".
  • 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 game consoles. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.
  • The Game Boy.

    The Game Boy

    A hand-held game 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

    VCRs became a common household item in the mid-1980s. By that stage, prices had started to drop. This device gave people the ability to play VCR tapes and record TV programs and movies.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around October 31, 1990.

  • October 1, 1990: The Rwandan Civil War begins.
  • October 3, 1990: German reunification.
  • October 4, 1990: The first episode of "Beverly Hills, 90210" is aired on television.
  • October 6, 1990: The 1990 United States federal government shutdown begins due to disagreements over George H. W. Bush's proposed tax increases.
  • October 15, 1990: Mikhail Gorbachev is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • October 24, 1990: The song "One More Try" is released by Timmy T.
  • October 25, 1990: "The Moment of Truth": Evander Holyfield knocks out Buster Douglas in the third round.
  • This date: October 31, 1990
  • November 7, 1990: Mary Robinson becomes the first female President of Ireland.
  • November 9, 1990: Madonna's album "The Immaculate Collection" is released.
  • November 13, 1990:
    • The first known web page is created.
    • Aramoana massacre: David Gray murders 13 people in New Zealand.
  • November 15, 1990: Milli Vanilli singer Rob Pilatus admits that the duo did not sing on their best-selling album "Girl You Know It's True".
  • November 16, 1990:
    • The movie Home Alone is released.
    • Rocky V (1990) is released.
  • November 18, 1990: The song "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" is released by American dance group C+C Music Factory.
  • November 19, 1990:
    • Milli Vanilli are stripped of their Grammy for lip-syncing during a live MTV performance.
    • Microsoft Office is released.
    • WWF: The Undertaker makes his debut during a taping of WWF Superstars.
  • November 20, 1990: Soviet serial killer Andrei Chikatilo is arrested in Novocherkassk.
  • November 21, 1990: The movie Predator 2 (1990) is released in movie theaters.
  • November 22, 1990: Margaret Thatcher decides to step down as leader of the Conservative Party.
  • November 23, 1990: Author Roald Dahl passes away from a rare cancer of the blood.
  • November 27, 1990: John Major becomes the new leader of the Conservative Party.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 31, 1990, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • 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 31, 1990 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

Early 1990s fashion

Photographs of early 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 1990s fashion

Television shows

Television shows in October 1990

In October 1990, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from October 1990.

The Flash
The Flash
Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks
One Foot in the Grave
One Foot in the Grave
Family Matters
Family Matters
Seinfeld
Seinfeld
Quantum Leap
Quantum Leap
Roseanne
Roseanne
In the Heat of the Night
In the Heat of the Night
The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Full House
Full House
21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street
Married... with Children
Married... with Children
Matlock
Matlock
MacGyver
MacGyver
The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls
Charles in Charge
Charles in Charge
Murder, She Wrote
Murder, She Wrote
Who's the Boss?
Who's the Boss?
The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Night Court
Night Court
'Allo 'Allo!
'Allo 'Allo!
Cheers
Cheers
Only Fools and Horses
Only Fools and Horses
Magnum, P.I.
Magnum, P.I.
Knots Landing
Knots Landing

Cars in 1990

1990 saw the introduction of cars such as the Honda Inspire, the Nissan Primera, the Toyota Previa, the Ford Explorer, the Renault Clio, and the Audi S2.

Cars in 1990.

Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in October 1990

If you were a kid on October 31, 1990, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Beverly Hills, 90210
Beverly Hills, 90210
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Rosie and Jim
Rosie and Jim
Blossom
Blossom
Art Attack
Art Attack
In Living Color
In Living Color
Round the Twist
Round the Twist
Nellie the Elephant
Nellie the Elephant
Mr. Bean
Mr. Bean
The Simpsons
The Simpsons
Doogie Howser, M.D.
Doogie Howser, M.D.
Dink, the Little Dinosaur
Dink, the Little Dinosaur
Beetlejuice
Beetlejuice
Saved by the Bell
Saved by the Bell
Hey Dude
Hey Dude
Babar
Babar
Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers
Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers
Noozles
Noozles
Roseanne
Roseanne
Garfield and Friends
Garfield and Friends
Count Duckula
Count Duckula
The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Fireman Sam
Fireman Sam
Full House
Full House
DuckTales
DuckTales
Adventures of the Little Koala
Adventures of the Little Koala
21 Jump Street
21 Jump Street
Married... with Children
Married... with Children
The Real Ghostbusters
The Real Ghostbusters
Pingu
Pingu
Growing Pains
Growing Pains
The Care Bears
The Care Bears
Adventures of the Gummi Bears
Adventures of the Gummi Bears
Thomas the Tank Engine
Thomas the Tank Engine
The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show
Muppet Babies
Muppet Babies
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Danger Mouse
Danger Mouse
The Smurfs
The Smurfs
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Toys

Toys in 1990

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

Fear Street books
Fear Street books
Yo-yo
Yo-yo
Lego Pirates
Lego Pirates
Polly Pocket
Polly Pocket
The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
The Game Boy
The Game Boy
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures
The Ghostbusters Proton Pack
The Ghostbusters Proton Pack
Koosh Ball
Koosh Ball
Boglins (hand puppets)
Boglins (hand puppets)
Jenga
Jenga
Micro Machines
Micro Machines
Popples
Popples
The Nintendo Entertainment System
The Nintendo Entertainment System
Sylvanian Families
Sylvanian Families
Mr Frosty
Mr Frosty
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
Transformers
Transformers
My Little Pony (figures)
My Little Pony (figures)
Screwball Scramble
Screwball Scramble
Cabbage Patch Kids
Cabbage Patch Kids
Water Ring Toss
Water Ring Toss
The Easy-Bake Oven
The Easy-Bake Oven
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in October 1990.

Wing Commander 1990
Wing Commander
Phantasy Star II 1990
Phantasy Star II
World Cup Italia '90 1990
World Cup Italia '90
Super Mario World 1990
Super Mario World
Batman: The Video Game 1989
Batman: The Video Game
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse 1989
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
Herzog Zwei 1989
Herzog Zwei
The Revenge of Shinobi 1989
The Revenge of Shinobi
Golden Axe 1989
Golden Axe
DuckTales 1989
DuckTales
Super Mario Land 1989
Super Mario Land
SimCity 1989
SimCity
RoboCop 1988
RoboCop
Paperboy 1986
Paperboy
Duck Hunt 1984
Duck Hunt

Were you born on October 31, 1990?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out October 31, 1996, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on October 31.

John Candy

John Candy

Actor Deceased
Born on October 31, 1950
He turned 40 on this day in 1990.

Larry Mullen Jr

Larry Mullen Jr

U2
Born on October 31, 1961
He turned 29 on this day in 1990.

Rob Schneider

Rob Schneider

Actor
Born on October 31, 1963
He turned 27 on this day in 1990.

Ad-Rock

Ad-Rock

Beastie Boys
Born on October 31, 1966
He turned 24 on this day in 1990.

Vanilla Ice

Vanilla Ice

Rapper
Born on October 31, 1967
He turned 23 on this day in 1990.

Letitia Wright

Letitia Wright

Actress
Born on October 31, 1993
She was born exactly 3 years after this date.

Marcus Rashford

Marcus Rashford

Soccer player
Born on October 31, 1997
He was born exactly 7 years after this date.

Willow Smith

Willow Smith

Singer
Born on October 31, 2000
She was born exactly 10 years after this date.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on October 31:

  • Halloween
  • Reformation Day
USA

US President

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

UK

UK Prime Minister

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 31, 1990 was most likely conceived around February 7, 1990.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 31, 1990 is close to July 24, 1991.

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Stats for October 31, 1990

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about October 31, 1990:

  • 12,175 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,739 weeks have passed.
  • 1,051,920,000 seconds have passed since October 31, 1990.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,227,240,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 542,790,720,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 175,320,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 90,465,120 steps. That's roughly 40,207 miles!
  • Since this date, 12,623,040 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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