November 20, 1990

November 20, 1990, was a Tuesday. It was 33 years, 6 months, and 25 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on November 20, 1990:

  • Soviet serial killer Andrei Chikatilo is arrested in Novocherkassk.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on November 20, 1990:

  • United States: "Love Takes Time" by Mariah Carey
  • United Kingdom: "Unchained Melody" by Righteous Brothers

The Billboard Hot 100 on November 20, 1990

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Love Takes Time - Mariah Carey
  • Pray - M.C. Hammer
  • More Than Words Can Say - Alias
  • Groove Is In The Heart - Deee-Lite
  • I'm Your Baby Tonight - Whitney Houston
Play the top songs 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.
Child's Play 2

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Child's Play 2".


This date was 12,262 days ago. Approximately 409 months have passed. It was the 324th day of 1990, in week 47. The decade was the nineties. The start of 1991 was just 41 days away. People born on this day are currently 33 years old and belong to the Millennial generation. 136 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to November 20, 1990

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Tuesday, November 20, 1990. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Scorpio. In America, Thanksgiving 1990 is just around the corner.

It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder. In America, the song "Love Takes Time" by Mariah Carey 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 Child's Play 2 is at the top of the box office.

Margaret Thatcher is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 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. Pop star Madonna has just released her greatest hits album "The Immaculate Collection". New Zealand is in shock following the news that a mass shooting in Aramoana has claimed the lives of 13 people.

The films "Rocky V" and "Home Alone" have just been released in movie theaters. R&B group Milli Vanilli have been stripped of their Grammy following revelations that they had been lip-syncing. 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Dallas", "Murder, She Wrote", "Married... with Children", and "Twin Peaks". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "DuckTales", "Golden Axe", "Phantasy Star II", and "Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Muppet Babies", "Saved by the Bell", "The Simpsons", and "Blossom".

Popular toys at the moment include Water Ring Toss, Boglins (hand puppets), Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures, and the Game Boy.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on November 20, 1990.

  • Home Alone.

    Home Alone

    The film Home Alone, starring Macaulay Culkin, was playing in theaters at this time.
  • 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

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on November 20, 1990.

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to November 20, 1990.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: November 20, 1990
  • 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.
  • December 6, 1990: 12 students are killed in Italy after an air force military jet crashes into a school near Bologna.
  • December 7, 1990: Edward Scissorhands (1990) is released.
  • December 10, 1990: Heavyweight boxer Evander Holyfield appears on the Christmas special of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
  • December 11, 1990: Mafia members John Gotti, Sammy "The Bull" Gravano and Frank Locascio are arrested by the FBI.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 20, 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 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: November 20, 1990 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
  • Birth flower (November): The Chrysanthemum.

Early 1990s fashion

Photographs of early 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Early 1990s fashion

Television shows

TV series on November 20, 1990

People in November 1990 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from November 1990.

The Flash
The Flash
Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks
One Foot in the Grave
One Foot in the Grave
Family Matters
Family Matters
Quantum Leap
Quantum Leap
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

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

Kids TV shows on November 20, 1990

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1990:

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
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

Popular toys and games in 1990

Toys and games that were popular in 1990:

Fear Street books
Fear Street books
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)
Micro Machines
Micro Machines
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in November 1990.

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse 1990
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
Railroad Tycoon 1990
Railroad Tycoon
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

Were you born on November 20, 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 November 20, 1996, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on November 20.

Robert F. Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy

American politician Deceased
Born on November 20, 1925
He was not alive on this date.

Joe Biden

Joe Biden

US President
Born on November 20, 1942
He turned 48 on this day in 1990.

Mike D

Mike D

Beastie Boys
Born on November 20, 1965
He turned 25 on this day in 1990.

Kimberley Walsh

Kimberley Walsh

Girls Aloud
Born on November 20, 1981
She turned 9 on this day in 1990.


US President

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on November 20, 1990.


UK Prime Minister

Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on November 20, 1990 was most likely conceived around February 27, 1990.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 20, 1990 is close to August 13, 1991.

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Stats for November 20, 1990


Here are some interesting statistics about November 20, 1990:

  • 12,262 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,751 weeks have passed.
  • 1,059,433,200 seconds have passed since November 20, 1990.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 1,236,005,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 546,667,531,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 176,572,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 91,111,255 steps. That's roughly 40,494 miles.
  • 12,713,198 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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