December 20th, 1990, was a Thursday. It was Day 354 of 1990. The decade was the Nineties.
32 years, 5 months, and 15 days have passed since December 20th, 1990.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.
People who were born on this exact date.
These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on December 20th, 1990.
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The top movie on this date was "Child's Play 2".
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The date is December 20th, 1990, and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. Christmas Day of 1990 is fast approaching and the excitement is building. Department stores are thronged with Christmas shoppers.
In America, the song Because I Love You by Stevie B is at the top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice is the number-one hit song. 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.
John Major 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. A civil war has broken out in the African nation of Rwanda. Iraqi forces are continuing to occupy Kuwait following an invasion at the start of August. The UN Security Council has given Iraq a deadline to withdraw from the country by the 15th of January. If Iraqi forces fail to withdraw on time, "all necessary means" will be used to push them out.
Anyone driving past a movie theater will see "Edward Scissorhands" listed on the signage out front. In celebrity news, British rock singer Rod Stewart and supermodel Rachel Hunter have been married in Beverly Hills. In Europe, the Soviet Union is continuing to dissolve.
If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as John Bardeen, Miles Davis, and Freddie Mercury would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Murder, She Wrote", "Roseanne", "Seinfeld", and "Family Matters". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "SimCity", "DuckTales", "Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse", and "Phantasy Star II".
Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Fireman Sam", "Dink, the Little Dinosaur", "Doogie Howser, M.D.", and "Nellie the Elephant". Popular toys at the moment include Koosh Ball, the Ghostbusters Proton Pack, Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures, and Yo-yo.
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on December 20th, 1990.
Christmas 1990 was just days away. The decorations were up, festive music was playing on the radio, people were buying last-minute presents for their loved ones, and stores were packed with shoppers. Schools, colleges, and non-retail businesses were also beginning to close for the holiday season.
The film Home Alone, starring Macaulay Culkin, was playing in theaters at this time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1990.
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.
US President George H. W. Bush was named Time Person of the Year in 1990.
People are wearing an elastic hair tie called the "scrunchie".
"From a Distance" by Bette Midler would go on to win a Grammy for 1990's Song of the Year.
The Sega Genesis was one of the most popular video game consoles. Outside of North America, it was known as the Sega Mega Drive.
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 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.
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Television shows that people were watching in December 1990.
CBS TV show starring John Wesley Shipp as Flash.
One Foot in the Grave
British sitcom following the life of Victor Meldrew.
Sitcom starring Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Otis Winslow.
Comedy sitcom starring Jerry Seinfeld.
TV show about a scientist that finds himself inside the body of a different person each week.
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.
The Wonder Years
A TV show that was set in the late sixties.
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Starring Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean‑Luc Picard.
Sitcom about a widowed man who looks after his three daughters.
21 Jump Street
TV series starring Johnny Depp.
Married... with Children
Comedy series starring Ed O'Neill as Al Bundy.
Legal drama starring Andy Griffith.
TV show about a resourceful secret agent who can solve almost any problem using the mundane objects around him.
The Golden Girls
Television series about four mature women who live together in Miami, Florida.
Murder, She Wrote
Mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher.
Who's the Boss?
Sitcom about a retired baseball player who relocates to work as a live-in housekeeper.
The Cosby Show
American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby.
Starring Jeremy Brett.
Sitcom about a night court in Manhattan.
BBC sitcom starring Gorden Kaye.
Sitcom starring Ted Danson.
Only Fools and Horses
British television comedy.
Starring Tom Selleck as Private Investigator Thomas Magnum.
American soap opera.
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1990.
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Beverly Hills, 90210
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Rosie and Jim
In Living Color
Round the Twist
Nellie the Elephant
Doogie Howser, M.D.
Dink, the Little Dinosaur
Saved by the Bell
Chip 'n' Dale's Rescue Rangers
Garfield and Friends
The Wonder Years
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Adventures of the Little Koala
21 Jump Street
Married... with Children
The Real Ghostbusters
The Care Bears
Adventures of the Gummi Bears
Thomas the Tank Engine
The Cosby Show
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1990.
The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
The Game Boy
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles figures
The Ghostbusters Proton Pack
Boglins (hand puppets)
The Nintendo Entertainment System
Pogo ball / Lolo ball
My Little Pony (figures)
Cabbage Patch Kids
Water Ring Toss
The Easy-Bake Oven
Popular video games that people were playing in December of 1990.
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
A platform game that was originally released on the Sega Mega Drive.
Business simulation game designed by Sid Meier.
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.
Real-time strategy video game for the SEGA.
Conan the Barbarian-style beat 'em-up game.
Originally released for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Super Mario Land
Released for the Game Boy.
A city-building simulation game developed by Maxis.
Action game where the player takes control of a paperboy.
Light gun shooter game.
A nostalgic video that emulates what television was like back in 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 December 20th, 1996, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on December 20th.
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Historical weather information for December 20th, 1990.
George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on December 20th, 1990.
John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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